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Wednesday Bird Droppings: Late-night losses stink

The Orioles played another game on the west coast last night that most of us were too tired to stay up for. Who even thought of the west coast anyway? Dumb.

Hello again Camden Chatters? How many of you stayed up late last night to watch last night’s loss? If you did, you’re a better fan than I am. I made it to about the fourth inning. The good news is that Ryan stayed up so that you didn't have to! You can read his recap here.


Orioles’ Top Five Trade-Deadline Deals since 1986 - Press Box
Paul Folkemer looks back at some memorable trades made at the deadline. Gerardo Parra does not appear.

Can Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton win the Cy Young Award? - ESPN
We've seen this pop up a few times. I don't see it going to a non-starter, although it would be very exciting!

Orioles bullpen's left-handed-hitter problem persists - Baltimore Sun
They should probably get that figured out. Do you think Brian Matusz is available? What happened to Donnie Hart?

Orioles History: Brian Roberts' Walk Off Continues Orioles Magic Under Buck Showalter - Roar From 34
Re-live some of the magic that took place when Buck first took over the Orioles in 2010


Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have three Orioles birthday buddies. Dan Johnson had five plate appearances for the 2013 Orioles, but is better known for his late inning heroics for the Tampa Bay Rays in game 162 in 2011. Sal Fasano only spent part of 2005 with the Orioles but his mustache will never be forgotten. And Bob Chakales pitched out of the bullpen for the inaugural O’s team in 1954.