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Wednesday Bird Droppings - Yet another lost opportunity

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Another pitcher traded away by the O’s comes back to haunt them.

Baltimore Orioles v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

So, yeah, totally forgot today was Wednesday. Sorry about the late posting. #TeacherSummerProblems

Bridwell haunts former team in Angels' 3-2 win over Orioles (Aug 08, 2017) | FOX Sports
Parker Bridwell threw seven strong innings, leading the Angels to a 3-2 victory over the Orioles to snap a Baltimore three-game winning streak.

Albert Pujols, Mike Scioscia Ejected for Arguing Balls and Strikes vs. Orioles | Bleacher Report
Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia and designated hitter Albert Pujols were ejected from Tuesday night's game against the Baltimore Orioles for arguing balls and strikes.

As Manny Machado's average climbs, Orioles third baseman also now finding his power stroke - Baltimore Sun
As Manny Machado’s batting average steadily climbed over the past month, it seemed to be just a matter of time before the power numbers followed.

Extra rest continuing to work out well for Orioles right-hander Dylan Bundy - Baltimore Sun
After recording another strong start while working on extra rest, right-hander Dylan Bundy is scheduled to make his next start on regular rest, but manager Buck Showalter indicated Tuesday that he might try to find a way to continue to give Bundy extra days off.

Former MLB pitcher Gregg Olson happy to be calling Little League games
Gregg Olson, who closed 217 games in his MLB career, is more worried about the words he’ll use to open a broadcast these days as a new on-air member of the ESPN team covering the Little League West and Northwest Region tournaments this week at Al Houghton Stadium.

Birthdays and History

Happy Birthday to former Oriole Chuck Essegian. He shares today with psychologist Jean Piaget 1896; NBA Hall of Famer Bob Cousy 1928; actor Sam Elliott 1944; Super Bowl MVP Doug Williams 1955; actress Melanie Griffith 1957; singer Whitney Houston 1963; MLB and NFL player Deion Sanders 1967; actress Gillian Anderson 1968; and Ryan Flaherty high school classmate Anna Kendrick 1985.

On this day in Baltimore baseball history...

1901 - In a split at Boston, Baltimore 3B Jack Dunn is knocked out in game one by a foul ball off his own bat. He will be out of action for a week.

2010 - Brian Roberts hits his first homer of the season, a walk-off shot to lead off the 10th, as the Orioles defeat the White Sox, 3 - 2, for their 6th win in 7 games since Buck Showalter took over as manager a week ago.

I’ll let SoMDer handle today in world history.