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Monday Bird Droppings: O's shrug off Sox finale dud, hold first

Another week of the MLB season begins and the Orioles are still in first. In today's links, Schoop talks his defense, Red Sox media shows their homer colors, and Zach Britton thinks something is rotten in Fenway.

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It seems like everyone in the AL East has feasted on the Blue Jays in the early going this season and everyone but the Blue Jays has at least ten wins. Coincidence? I think not. The Orioles will get their first up close look at the Rays this season tonight.

In other news...well...Red Sox unwritten rules foolishness pervades.

Jimenez back on the mound, Machado back under the microscope - School of Roch
Can you handle the Ubaldo? Could he turn in a worse outing than Goose turned in yesterday? We'll see, I guess.

Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop on his defense: 'I've just got to be better' - Baltimore Sun There was a time when it looked like Schoop might be a potential Gold Glover at second base. He might still get there, but the outlook is shady at best as we view things in 2017.

MLB Reviewing Red Sox Inside Pitches As Bad Blood With Orioles Continues " CBS Boston
The bad blood between the Red Sox and Orioles continued Sunday at Camden Yards, and as a result Major League Baseball is reportedly reviewing the actions of two Boston pitchers.

Zach Britton on Dustin Pedroia: 'If he can't control his own teammates, then there's a bigger issue over there' - Control your people, little man.

Finding the fault in Red Sox-Orioles weekend battles | FOX Sports
Ken Rosenthal has found a new power in this "voice of reason" thing.

On this day in 2012, the Orioles bested the Angels in the 10th 3-2 for their fourth extra innings win of the young season.

Happy 30th to Welington Castillo! I wonder if he celebrates with cake or pie? One time organizational depth guy Zach Booker has a birthday today, too.