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Some links, carefully collected just for you.

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School of Roch: Showalter speaks after 8-4 win
Your quotes about last night's game.

Orioles, Indians Split First Two Games Of Back-and-forth Series | Press Box
Lots of runs have been scored. Lots and lots of runs.

Bud Norris' Interesting Season | Baltimore Sports and Life
A look at how Bud Norris is doing so far in 2014. He's been pretty good, I think.

Greatest Seasons in O’s History: Catcher | Eutaw Street Report
A look at great seasons at the catcher position for the Orioles. A good list, but I might have also thrown 1989 Mickey Tettleton into the mix.

Lombardozzi in Left? | Camden Depot
Your Saturday Norfolk article explores playing Team Steve in left field.

Baltimore Orioles, Oakland A's Under Federal Investigation For Wage Theft | ThinkProgress
The Orioles are being investigated regarding the pay for front office and clubhouse workers and interns. The Marlins and the Giants have both been ordered to give back pay to their workers after a similar investigation.

Back and forth they go, from Norfolk to Baltimore |
An article about the Norfolk-Baltimore shuttle.

Today is the birthday of former Oriole Willy Miranda, who played shortstop in 607 games from 1955-59, despite hitting just .218/.279/.266. Old time baseball is funny.