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O's lose, Gausman's sorry on Twitter, and the only deadline deal is for a guy who hasn't pitched in North America in almost two years. Yay!

SkyDome. I don't care what they call it now, that's what it is.
SkyDome. I don't care what they call it now, that's what it is.
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About Last Night

Blue Jays Hit 3 HRs in First Inning, Beat Orioles 6-5 - The New York Times
Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion and Troy Tulowitzki hit solo home runs in the first inning, Marco Estrada snapped a four-start winless streak and Toronto beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 on Friday night.

O's talk about the frustration of series-opening loss at Toronto - Steve Melewski
"We get two runs in the top of the first against (Marco) Estrada, and in this ballpark he’s a very good pitcher especially," Kevin Gausman said. "So for us to get two and for me to give three right back is just kind of deflating. Even when we got one in the top of the third, I came back out and gave up another three. It’s obviously very frustrating. Frustrating and just kind of (ticked) at myself. This is obviously a big series for us right now, so for me to go out there and not even be competitive was bad." He also took to Twitter last night to promise fans he'd be better.

Umpire rushing Matt Wieters into box draws Orioles catcher's ire in loss to Blue Jays - Baltimore Sun
Matt Wieters rarely loses his cool, so seeing the Orioles catcher break from his stoic nature always draws notice. And he really took exception to a strike call in his last at-bat.

It's All The Little Things That Kill

Orioles sign former Reds RHP Logan Ondrusek, back from Japan | Local News - WLWT Home
The Baltimore Orioles have signed former Reds right-hander Logan Ondrusek, who has returned from playing in Japan and gives the AL East leaders another option in their bullpen.

The Baltimore Orioles Win ‘Best Cap’ In MLB " CBS Baltimore
The Baltimore Orioles officially have the most well designed hat in Major League Baseball. After a month-long battle on Sports On Earth, the Orioles became the champion of the Best Cap in Baseball bracket.

Birthdays and History

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Pat Kelly, Gus Triandos (subject of an epic NSFW conversation on 'The Wire'), and Joe Coleman. I feel kind of bad for Gus that THAT scene is pretty close to the top of any Google search for his name, and I guess I'm not helping, am I? They share this birthday with famous people including Emily Brontë, English novelist (1818); Henry Ford, American industrialist and auto maker (1863); Casey Stengel, baseball manager (1890); George "Buddy" Guy, US blues guitarist (1936); Arnold Schwarzenegger, American body builder, actor (Terminator) and politician (38th Governor of California) (1947); Richard Linklater, American filmmaker (1960); Laurence Fishburne, actor (1961); Lisa Kudrow, actress (1963).

On this day in Baltimore baseball history...

1901 - Ban Johnson says the American League will place a team in St. Louis in 1902. The Milwaukee franchise is seen as the most likely to be transferred. New York will likely have a franchise while Cleveland and Baltimore will likely lose theirs.

1954 - Against Allie Reynolds, 3B Bob Kennedy hits the first grand slam for the new Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles surpass the top season attendance the Browns had in their 52 years, as they draw 27,385 for the game, giving them 7,000 more than the 712,918 St. Louis drew in 1922.

1955 - The Orioles get P Ed Lopat from the Yankees for P Jim McDonald and cash.

On this day in world history...

1178 Frederick I (Barbarossa), Holy Roman Emperor, crowned King of Burgundy

1419 First defenestration of Prague: anti-Catholic Hussites, followers of executed reformer Jan Hus, storm Prague town hall and throw the judge, mayor and several city council members out the windows. They die in the fall or killed by the crowd outside.

1619 House of Burgesses Virginia forms, 1st elective American governing body

1863 Indian Wars: Chief Pocatello of the Shoshone tribe signs the Treaty of Box Elder, promising to stop harassing the emigrant trails in southern Idaho and northern Utah.

1869 The Charles, considered the world's first "oil tanker", departs from the United States headed for Europe with a bulk capacity of 7,000 barrels of oil

1935 1st Penguin book is published, starting the paperback revolution

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