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Wednesday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles are 7-0 and the beer is ice cold

Everyone is talking about the Orioles. And why not? They're 7-0 and despite shaky pitching are destroying the competition. Check out what the links say.

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Happy Wednesday, Camden Chatters! Are you currently basking in the glow of a 7-0 record? I sure am. This doesn't even feel real, does it? And how about my boy J.J. Hardy with his two home runs last night? Sure, they were the two shortest home runs in the majors this season, but they all look like bombs in the box score. And as Hardy said (as relayed by Buck Showalter), "This is their ballpark, I didn't build it."

Here's how the undefeated Orioles are defying expectations -
Jonah Keri looks at the O's start and just when I was starting to come around on him he puts this in the final paragraph: "Billionaire owner Peter Angelos hasn't spent big money in years." What on earth.

What to expect from Baltimore Orioles rookie Hyun Soo Kim | Minor League Ball
John Sickels takes a look at Hyun Soo Kim and what he might do for the Orioles this year.

How Rocky Road ice cream explains Orioles phenom Joey Rickard's worldview | Baltimore Sun
Because you can never learn enough about the phenom that is Joey Rickard.

Why Chris Davis is Not a Rally-Killer | Camden Depot
I'm guessing it has something do with all of the home runs, but Ryan Pollack can explain in more detail.

Orioles extend Brian Matusz's injury rehab assignment | School of Roch
I hope Brian Matusz takes all the time he needs to get back to the Orioles. No reason in rushing it!

What history tells us about the undefeated Orioles and the winless Twins |
Grant Brisbee wrote this when the Orioles were only 6-0. I think it still applies.

Joey Rickard is an Unlikely Hero | Roar From 34
Joey Baesball reminds Matt Taylor of another Oriole who found unexpected success: Jeff Manto. Oh man, remember him?

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! Your Orioles birthday buddy is Steve Pearce! He's currently with the Rays but he'll always have a place in our hearts.

On this day in 1954 the Baltimore Orioles played their first game. They lost 3-0. In 1966 the Orioles beat the Red Sox 8-1 thanks to home runs from Frank Robinson and Brooks Robinson back-to-back, and a dinger from starting pitcher Jim Palmer.