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The Orioles have won four in a row! Can they make it five tonight?

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Baseball is more fun when the Orioles are putting together winning streaks and sweeping division rivals, don't you think? What is the difference of late? Is it Matt Wieters? Nolan Reimold? Some other magic? While you ponder that, also ponder these links:

After scrapping new mechanics, Tim Berry back on track in Bowie - Baltimore Sun
You might have noticed that Tim Berry got off to a bad start this season. He was trying some new things, and now those new things have gone into the trash can.

Nolan Reimold The Missing Piece for Baltimore Orioles? | The Baltimore Wire
Nolan Reimold has shown his power, his speed and also his defensive ability in two games so far for the Baltimore Orioles since being called up.

Flaa eager to start pro baseball career | Bismark Tribune
Jay Flaa can't wait to get the heck out of North Dakota. He was drafted by the Orioles in the sixth round.

Erik Bedard halts rehab, announces retirement at age 36 | HardballTalk
Farewell, Monsieur Bedard. We'll always have 2007.

Reassessing the Orioles' Offseason Moves | Camden Depot
The Orioles had a few clunkers this offseason. Camden Depot looks at all the moves they made in hindsight.

On this date in 1999, Cal Ripken went 6-for-6 with two home runs and six RBI in the O's 22-1 win over the Atlanta Braves.

Two former Orioles have birthdays today: Dave Skaggs and Damon Buford. More importantly, it's the birthday of my mother. She's probably not reading this, but she's the most awesome person I know. Happy birthday, Mom!