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Independence Day Orioles Game Thread: at Brewers, 4:10

Ubaldo Jimenez is pitching for the Orioles on the Fourth of July. Don’t skip a barbecue to watch this.

Toronto Blue Jays v Baltimore Orioles Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world, and you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind. "Mankind" -- that word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests.

Perhaps it's fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom. Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution. But from annihilation. We are fighting for our right to live. To exist.

And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared, in one voice: "We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight!" We're going to live on! We're going to survive!

Today, we celebrate our Independence Day!

Today's Lineups

Seth Smith - LF Jonathan Villar - 2B
Manny Machado - 3B Eric Thames - 1B
Jonathan Schoop - 2B Domingo Santana - RF
Adam Jones - CF Travis Shaw - 3B
Mark Trumbo - RF Hernan Perez - LF
Trey Mancini - 1B Stephen Vogt - C
Caleb Joseph - C Keon Broxton - CF
Paul Janish - SS Orlando Arcia - SS
Ubaldo Jimenez - RHP Jimmy Nelson - RHP