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Sunday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles are officially losers

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The Orioles lost their 82nd game, Brian Roberts got into the O’s Hall of Fame, and more in today’s Bird Droppings.

MLB: Game Two-Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Sunday, Camden Chatters! I hope you’re having a good weekend. At the very least you should be having a better weekend than the Orioles, who have lost three games in two days to the Red Sox. And today they just have to beat Chris Sale to avoid a four-game sweep. No biggie.

Yesterday’s losses were a bit less embarrassing than Friday’s 19-12 debacle. In game one they were shut out 5-0 and in game two they at least put up something of a fight, losing 6-4. Upon losing the first game in the doubleheader the Orioles sealed their losing season, racking up their 82nd loss of the year. Sure, it’s been obvious that the Orioles would have a losing season for some time, but it’s still pretty shocking that it happened on August 11th for crying out loud.

You know what Oriole isn’t having a bad weekend? Cedric Mullins! After his three hit debut on Friday, he picked up another hit in game one yesterday and two walks in game two. And the dude is fast!

Links

Thoughts on Baltimore Orioles prospect Cedric Mullins - Minor League Ball
John Sickels has thoughts on our new center fielder.

Orioles Fan Caught Giving JD Martinez Double Middle Finger After 2-Run Homer | 12up
I personally think the double middle fingers should probably be directed at the Orioles pitchers.

Orioles Pre-Season Contest
Do you remember the pre-season contest? Of the 351 of you who responded, only 181 of you (37%) predicted they’d finish the season with a losing record. We were so young back then.

Entering Orioles' Hall of Fame, Roberts believes he had full career - BaltimoreBaseball.com
I believe that too, Brian.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have three Orioles birthday buddies! Current disabled Oriole Jhan Marinez turns 30 years old today, while 2012 hero Lew Ford turns 42. And 1980-82 part-time player Bobby Bonner turns 62.