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A painful loss to the Yankees and a painful night for Adam Jones. Here's hoping to a better day (and result) today.

Manny certainly did what he could, but last night got ugly anyway.
Manny certainly did what he could, but last night got ugly anyway.
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About Last Night

Jones leaves game in 2nd, Orioles lose 14-4 to Yankees - The Washington Post
"Star center fielder Adam Jones left Friday’s game at Yankee Stadium in the second inning with a left hamstring strain. Although the seriousness of the injury was downplayed by his manager and the five-time All-Star himself, it’s unclear if this could be a lingering problem that could haunt his club down the stretch."

Doctor, Doctor, Give Me The News

Adam Jones on his injury, other clubhouse quotes after 14-4 - Steve Melewski
"Came out of the game, so something must have not felt great. Took me out of my element. I ain’t got my legs as a center fielder. What more do you have?" - Adam Jones, after his hamstring tried to secede from his leg.

Examining the Orioles' possible replacements for ailing Adam Jones (hamstring) - Baltimore Sun
"You always try to attack the what-ifs, and we’ll see what our best options are and go forward," Buck Showalter said. "I’ll continue to look from within. [Executive vice president Dan Duquette] is here. We’ll talk some and see what we’ve got. There are some roster issues here that are complicated."

I know that better things are on the way

Trumbo: "I've had a great time playing here" - School of Roch
"I’ve had a great time playing here. Great group of guys here, obviously, and I think the fans have been tremendously supportive, so I’ve had a blast." - Mark Trumbo. Hey, Mark., we'd love to have you back.

Why Orioles’ Adam Jones is a big fan of John Wall - The Washington Post
"What I like about him the most is what he does off the court. The talent he displays on the court is God-given, but what he does off the court is pride. That’s what I admire most." -Adam Jones, presumably before his hamstring trying to secede from his leg.

Orioles to recognize Pasadena teens who helped rescue woman during Ellicott City flood - Capital Gazette
"On Sept. 3, the Orioles will recognize the two teens as part of the organization's Birdland Community Heroes program during a game at Camden Yards against the New York Yankees, said Kristen Hudak, director of public relations for the Orioles." (WARNING - Auto-play video loads)

I believe Slayer Had Some Thoughts on Payback...

Max Scherzer annoyed by loud visiting Orioles fans at Nationals Park | Larry Brown Sports
"I just had emptied the tanks in the eighth, and gave everything I got there in the eighth," Max Scherzer said, per Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com. "The O’s fans started making noise there in the eighth, and that really kind of ticked me off. When they’re sitting out there cheering at our park, I didn’t like that."

History & Birthdays

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Jim "THIS IS JI-" Thome, master of the hearty handshake. He shares today with famous people including 1407 Ashikaga Yoshikazu, Japanese shogun; 1637 Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, Governor of the Province of Maryland; 1896 Leon Theremin, electronic musical instruments inventor; 1906 Ed Gein, American serial killer and subject of an awesome Slayer song; 1908 Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th US President; 1952 Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee Herman), American actor; 1953 Alex Lifeson, rock guitarist (Rush); and 1977 Sarah Chalke, actress.

Today in Baltimore baseball history...

1961 - The Orioles' Milt Pappas is the whole show as he blanks the Twins, 3 - 0. He allows just two hits while belting two homers. Eddie Robinson adds a homer.

1970 - Mike Cuellar wins his 20th game for Baltimore, defeating the A's, 6 - 4. Chuck Dobson is the loser, giving up four runs in 2+ innings.

1973 - The 1st-place Orioles beat the Rangers, 6 - 1, for their 14th consecutive victory. It is the longest winning streak in the American League since 1960, and in the major leagues since 1965. The streak began on August 12th.

Today in world history...

479 BC Greco-Persian Wars: Battle of Plataea, Persian forces led by Mardonius routed by Greek army under Pausanias; together with Greek success at Battle of Mycale halts Persian invasion of Greece

663 Battle of Baekgang: Tang Chinese and Silla Korean forces defeat Korean Baekje forces and their Yamato Japanese allies on the Geum River in Korea; - no Japanese invasion of Korea for 900 years

1883 Krakatoa, west of Java, explodes with a force of 1,300 megatons and kills approximately 40,000 people

1979 Warrenpoint ambush: 18 British Army soldiers killed when Provisional IRA explode two roadside bombs as a British convoy passes Narrow Water Castle

2008 Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be nominated by a major political party for President of the United States

Consider this your discussion space for UFC Fight Night: Maia vs Condit. My money's on Carlos.