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Wednesday Bird Droppings - That’s more like it!

The O’s scored half a dozen runs before making an out last night. That’s not a bad way to start a game.

Texas Rangers v Baltimore Orioles
That swing is a thing of beauty when Chris Davis connects.
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Chris Davis propels Orioles to 12-1 demolition of the Rangers - The Washington Post
The offensive assault started when Adam Jones led off with a single to left field. It ended when Trey Mancini crossed home plate five batters later, the ball he hit for a two-run home run in the left field stands, and the scoreboard in center field reading 6-1 before Ross (2-2) had recorded an out.

Orioles Score Six Runs Before Recording Their First Out
"The Rangers’ gamble on Tyson Ross—who missed all of last year with shoulder inflammation and entered this year recovering from surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome—hasn’t paid off too well as of yet. It really, really, really didn’t pay off [last night]."

MLB trade rumors: Orioles’ owner gives permission to trade relievers, Seth Smith - MLB Daily Dish
The team can now officially explore trades for top relievers Brad Brach, Zach Britton and Darren O’Day, along with pending free-agent outfielder Seth Smith.

Is Zach Britton the Andrew Miller of the 2017 trade deadline? - Baltimore Orioles- ESPN
Zach Britton has the talent and pedigree to leave his mark on the 2017 season, but multiple dominoes would have to fall for him to be pitching for a contending club by July 31.

Orioles manager Showalter concerned about confidence level of outfielder Kim - Korea Herald
"In an interview with the Baltimore Sun on Tuesday, Buck Showalter said, “I think there‘s a little less confidence, but that’s maybe not his fault, as much as it is probably [Trey Mancini’s] fault.” Mancini, a highly-touted outfielder and one of Baltimore’s top prospects, has been hitting incredibly well as both an outfielder and first baseman. However, after the return of slugger Chris Davis from the disabled list, Mancini has played mostly outfield and has largely taken Kim’s starting spot."

Birthdays and History

Happy Birthday to former Oriole David Segui, Dan Graham, and Billy Gardner. They share today with fanous people including revolver manufacturer Samuel Colt 1814; aquitted axe murder suspect Lizzie Borden 1860; POTUS candidate George McGovern 1922; guitarist and atsrophysicist Brian May of Queen 1947; and actor Jared Padalecki 1982.

On this day in Baltimore baseball history...

1991 - Cal Ripken Jr. strokes his 20th home run of the season in Baltimore's 4 - 1 victory over Seattle. He becomes just the 8th player in history to reach that number in each of his first 10 big league seasons and it comes in Ripken's 1,500th consecutive game played. Roy Smith is the winner over Rich DeLucia.

On this date in world history...

1799 - The Rosetta Stone, a tablet with hieroglyphic translations into Greek, was found in Egypt.

1848 - The Women's Rights Convention took place in Seneca Fall, NY. Bloomers were introduced at the convention.

1946 - Marilyn Monroe acted in her first screen test.

1974 - The House Judiciary Committee recommended that U.S. President Richard Nixon should stand trial in the Senate for any of the five impeachment charges against him.

1984 - Geraldine Ferraro was nominated by the Democratic Party to become the first woman from a major political party to run for the office of U.S. Vice-President.

1985 - Christa McAuliffe of New Hampshire was chosen to be the first schoolteacher to ride aboard the space shuttle. She died with six others when the Challenger exploded the following year.

Consider this your discussion space for the economic terms opportunity cost, prospective costs and sunk cost. No reason, really.