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In O’s news: the O’s future at first base, Gentry gets DFA’d and checking in on the July acquisitions.

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Kansas City Royals Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Morning, Birdland!

Oh ye of little faith (I’m talking to myself here). You thought the Orioles were a new team. You thought they would walk into Kauffman Stadium, blow the doors off and lose the number one overall pick, didn’t you? Boy, do you look foolish now!

Despite the three-game sweep over the Blue Jays earlier in the week, the O’s were sure to remind everyone that, yes, they most certainly ARE the worst team in baseball, especially away from Camden Yards. They lost 9-2 to the Royals on Friday night. Alex Church recapped the sadness, which I advise reading if you do want to hear some more exciting news about Cedric Mullins!

Links

Orioles State of First Base: 2019-2023 - Camden Depot
Over at Camden Depot, they are going through the Orioles one position at a time and discussing the outlook over the next five seasons. However, I think we all know what the deal is at first base, and it’s not very inspiring.

Orioles DFA Gentry, recall Rickard - MLB.com
In case you missed this, the O’s got rid of one guy they already know enough about and brought up a younger guy they already know enough about.

Who has the better future - Royals or Orioles? - Royals Review
Mark joined up with our friends at RR to discuss the future of the two most pitiful teams in Major League Baseball. The post doesn’t go incredibly deep into the club’s individual struggles, but it is an interesting thought. For two teams that met in the ALCS four years ago, and now find themselves at the bottom of the barrel, which one will get back to being competitive more quickly?

Looking at the seasons of all 15 players the Orioles acquired in July - The Athletic
Dan Connolly provides a nice, quick recap of all the players that came and went from the Orioles in July. Some will make you happy, others will cause you to break into a fit of rage.

Orioles birthdays and history

Is it your birthday? Happy Birthday!

Looks like you have just one Baltimore baseball birthday buddy. Dean Stone pitched in 17 games for the 1963 O’s. Over 19.1 innings out of the bullpen, the lefty compiled a 5.12 ERA in what would prove to be his final major league action. He would have been 88 today, but he passed away just recently, on August 21.

1962 - Orioles manager Paul Richards resigns in the middle of the season in order to become the GM of the newly formed Houston organization, the Colt .45’s. Lum Harris takes over as the O’s shot-caller.

1999 - Albert Belle makes it eight consecutive seasons with at least 30 home runs when he launches a dong to lift the Orioles 3-1 over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

2000 - Melvin Mora and Jerry Hairston Jr. combined for a 6-4-3 triple play, the first three-out play in the history of Cleveland’s Jacobs Field. With runners at first and second, Mora allows a pop up to short to drop after the infield fly rule was not called. He tosses to second base, where Hairston tags the two previous base runners. The hitter is called out when he runs to the dugout because he thought the infield fly had been instituted. The Indians still win the game 5-2.

2007 - The Orioles are no-hit by Clay Buchholz of the Boston Red Sox in his second career MLB start. Boston wins the game 10-0.