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Monday Bird Droppings: Orioles make disorderly escape from New York

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The Orioles feel like they're once again careening to the bottom of the AL East. In today's links, a former Orioles prospect makes his debut, a prospect keeps grinding at Double-A, and more.

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So, we are all hating baseball today, yes? I mean, as disheartening as this series was, the Orioles are a tad shorthanded at the moment so we can maybe take a little cold comfort there. The sweep dropped the O's to fourth place in the AL East, however, and they are now 6.5 games out of first place. The good news is that Zach Britton is throwing again and Manny Machado should be back in the lineup this week. The O's will be playing the White Sox to start the week, who are on a similarly lousy run (2-7 to start the month of June).

Coverage of the MLB Draft kicks off at 6:00 pm.

Jones: "Just keep your heads up, keep grinding" - School of Roch
"Keeping your head above water, making a wave when you can..."

Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo says Buck Showalter, Baltimore Orioles should 'quit whining' about rainout
Is Rizzo still trying to make the rivalry a thing?

The Ringer: A tale of two easts Are the AL and NL Easts the best and worst divisions in baseball this year?

WATCH: Brewers prospect Josh Hader records first career MLB strikeout The Old Mill alum makes his MLB debut.

Ten seasons in the minors - five at Double-A - and Rosa continues to pursue his dream - I really do hope Garabez Rosa gets at least a cup of coffee before all is said and done.

The Blernsball Problem, or a Plea For Imagination in Baseball Fiction – The Hardball Times As MLB's ill-fated turn the clock forward promotion demonstrated, even baseball has trouble imagining its future.

On this day in 1884, irate fans stormed the field at Oriole Park in protest of the game called by umpire Jack Brennan. Dock Ellis through his infamous no no on this day in 1970. Cal Ripken, Jr. moved into second place on the all time consecutive games list on this day in 1990. For the third time in MLB history, two members of the 500 home run club connected when Rafael Palmeiro and Barry Bonds homered in an Orioles-Giants interleague tilt.

Former Orioles Damon Buford and Dave Skaggs celebrate birthdays today. Buford is the son of Weaver era outfielder Don Buford.