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Last night was dumb.

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School of Roch: Showalter, Webb and Chen following a 3-0 loss
Game quotes from last night's loss.

Pearce on the brink of return to O's lineup |
Steve Pearce should be back today. Yay!

Darren O'Day is Having a Career Year | Baltimore Sports and Life
In other news, the sky is blue and J.J. Hardy is handsome.

Should the Orioles Push Hard For the Number One Playoff Seed? | Orioles Uncensored
I think the Orioles should just win as many as they can and see what happens then.

Dariel Alvarez - the Latest Advanced Cuban Oriole | Camden Depot
Praise for outfielder Dariel Alvarez.

Saying Goodbye to ON | Orioles Nation
Tucker Blair will no longer be writing for ON as he focuses on his work for Baseball Prospectus. Godspeed, Tucker! The blogO'sphere will miss you.

Today is the birthday of old timey Oriole Jim FridleyRoy Smith, and Derrek Lee!

On this day in 1974, Mike Cuellar and Dave McNally each pitched a shutout in a doubleheader against the Indians. They were the fourth and fifth consecutive shutouts thrown by the Orioles. Wow.

In 1995, Cal Ripken became the Iron Man.

In 1996, Eddie Murray hit his 500th home run.

In 2012, the Orioles gave out a Cal Ripken statue and the Orioles hit six home runs in a win over the Orioles.