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Sunday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles can’t win two in a row

MLBN recognizes a dubious anniversary, Manny Machado is very good, and more in today’s links

Detriot Tigers v Baltimore Orioles Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

Hello, Camden Chatters, and happy Sunday! Another weekend is almost over, and after a feel-good victory on Friday the Orioles followed up with a real stinker last night. For those of us in the stands, we not only got to watch the Orioles give up nine runs, we also got to sit in a chilly rain for most of the night. Good times.

You can get all of the details on last night’s loss in Tyler’s recap. Today the Orioles and Tigers wrap up their weekend series at 1 p.m. with Kevin Gausman on the mound. If they can win it’ll be just their second series win of the year.

On to the links:

Orioles suffer 20th loss of season (with quotes) - School of Roch
Only the Reds have more losses.

Two-strike approach fueling Orioles shortstop Manny Machado's hot start - Baltimore Sun
You might have noticed that Manny Machado is a really good baseball player.

Heyman | Do Cubs make sense as Machado trade destination? - Fan Rag Sports
Would you be okay with a Manny trade to the Cubs?

Baltimore Orioles injury report: Mark Trumbo, Zach Britton and more - Birds Watcher
I know I can't wait for the return of Colby Rasmus.

MLB Network looks back at the Orioles 0-21 start in 1988 - Yahoo Sports
It's the 30 year anniversary of 0-21 and MLB Network is airing a 15 segment at 5 p.m. on it, titled "The Other Streak." Might be worth checking out for yuks.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have four Orioles birthday buddies. Hall of Famer Luis Aparicio turns 84 today! A special happy birthday to Mr. Aparicio, who spent five seasons with the Orioles in the 1960s. It’s also the birthday of Rick Burleson, Ron Washington, and Omir Santos.

On this day in 1988, the Orioles finally won their first game of the season to put their record at 1-21. And in 2015 the Orioles played a home game in front of no fans due to the unrest in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray.

And while the 1901 Baltimore Orioles are not the same franchise that we know and love now, I have to share this. On this day in 1901, Orioles infielder John McGraw was hit by pitches five times but the umpire refused to allow him to take first base. In protest, McGraw sat down in the batter’s box, which resulted in a suspension. What WAS baseball back then? What on earth?