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Sunday Bird Droppings - At least Caleb Joseph is hitting well

Stop me if you’ve heard this before - an Orioles starting pitcher was horrendous yesterday.

MLB: Chicago Cubs at Baltimore Orioles
Wade Miley wasn’t good. Again.
Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Miley allows seven runs as Orioles fall to Cubs, 10-3, in Arrieta's return to Camden Yards - The Sun

It was just as bad as you’d feared a Wade Miley start would be.

Orioles’ Manny Machado thinks baseball is ‘a little boring to watch - The Washington Post

Well, baseball thinks Manny Machado has big ears, so there’s that.

With steady bat, Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph continues to prove nightmare 2016 is behind him - The Sun

“With a home run Saturday and an RBI single against the Chicago Cubs in a 10-3 Orioles loss, Joseph has hit .293 with four home runs and 19 RBIs on the season, and is glad to be leaving 2016 far behind him.”

Orioles prospects Hunter Harvey, Cody Sedlock progressing from elbow problems - The Sun

I still have irrational hope for Hunter Harvey.

Birthdays and History

Happy Birthday to former Oriole Eddie Fisher. He shares to day with famous people including muckraking journalist Ida Bell Wells 1862; popcorn entrepreneur Orville Redenbacher 1907; dancer and actress Ginger Rogers 1911; comedian Will Ferrell 1967; and Five Second of Summer (5SOS) singer and guitarist Luke Hemmings 1996.

On this day in Baltimore baseball history...

1897 - At the age of 45, Chicago's Cap Anson becomes the first major leaguer to amass 3,000 hits when he singles off Baltimore's George Blackburn.

1902 - Giants owner Andrew Freedman announces he has purchased controlling interest in the Baltimore club and releases Dan McGann, Roger Bresnahan, Joe McGinnity, and Jack Cronin to sign with New York. Mike Donlin, Joe Kelley and Cy Seymour go to the Reds, where Kelley will take over as manager. At Cincinnati's Palace of the Fans, John McGraw begins his 30-year tenure as manager of the Giants in another fallout from the takeover of the Orioles.

1958 - P Jack Harshman of the Orioles hits two homers in a 6 - 5 win against the White Sox in the nitecap of a doubleheader.

1964 - Steve Barber regains first place for the Orioles with a successful 6 - 1 outing against the Yankees and Jim Bouton.

1967 - At Yankee Stadium, Baltimore outlasts the Yankees to win, 2 - 1, in 14 innings. New York manages just four hits, including a solo homer by Mickey Mantle, off Bill Dillman.

On this day in world history...

1790 - The District of Columbia, or Washington, DC, was established as the permanent seat of the United States Government.

1935 - Oklahoma City became the first city in the U.S. to install parking meters.

1945 - The United States detonated the first atomic bomb in a test at Alamogordo, NM.

1950 - The largest crowd in sporting history was 199,854. They watched the Uruguay defeat Brazil in the World Cup soccer finals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

1951 - J.D. Salinger's novel "The Catcher in the Rye" was first published.

Consider this your discussion space for this year’s Merriweather Post Pavilion stop of the 2017 Warped Tour (me, A_lew and I believe punkrawka will be patrolling the grounds) as well as the announcement of which actor will portray the 13th Doctor in BBC’s Doctor Who.