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Independence Day Bird Droppings: Can the O's free themselves of a losing streak?

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"Thomas Jefferson still survives..."

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I hate having to bust out the "not great bob!" .gif, but it's a pretty succinct way to express my feelings about the Seattle series. After a seven game win streak, the Orioles have dropped four straight and now head to Chavez Ravine to face the always dangerous Dodgers.

Anyhow, be happy and safe out there today. Enjoy some ball, eat a hot dog, quaff a watery domestic and hug your mother. America.

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Gross.

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