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Monday Bird Droppings: Where there's Schoop, there's hope

Jonathan Schoop is the man. Also, how lucky is Zach Britton? Or maybe he's just really good?

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Jonathan Rufino Jezus Schoop, I think it's fair to say, was already something of a cult hero in Birdland before this season. The young second baseman's breakout 2016, along with his well documented antics with Manny Machado, however, have only cemented his status as a fan favorite.

Schoop's game winning Earl Weaver Special yesterday was quite a moment. Certainly, salvaging the road trip and the series going into an off day is no small thing, but I do wonder if this is one of those moments we'll look back on at the end of the season.

Wrapping up an 8-7 come-from-behind win - School of Roch
Oh, boy...what a game!.

Jonathan Schoop and Manny Machado's post-homer celebration turned into a football tryout |
Looked more like WWE to me, but what do I know?

Zach Britton And The Luck Factor
Is it better to be lucky than good? What if you're both?

Tides report | A few words with clubhouse manager Kevin Casey | Norfolk Tides |
If you're interested in the O's farm system, give David Hall of the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot a follow. Always has the 411 on the Tides.

Baseball Prospectus | Banjo Hitter: Winter of Their Discontent Looking back on the megadeals from last offseason.

On this day in 1975, Earl Weaver was ejected during the first game of a doubleheader and then before the second. In 1979, Eddie Murray stole home to secure victory over the White Sox in the 12th 2-1.

Chris Singleton celebrates a birthday today as does Jeff Huson. All I'd really have to say about Singleton is that for everyone that complains Adam Jones, between Brady Anderson and Jones there were guys like Singleton and Luis Matos that we suffered through.