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Wednesday Bird Droppings

The Orioles lost last night, but things still felt right in the world after two days of no baseball.

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The Orioles are playing the Blue Jays again tonight. They might be my favorite team to root against. Of course that answer is subject to change based on who the Orioles are playing on any given night. Maybe tonight Ubaldo Jimenez can continue the streak of O's starters going at least six innings.

Mike Wright gives glimmer of hope to reeling Orioles' rotation - ESPN
Many of us thought Wright vs. the Blue Jays was going to be a disaster. And while no one is going to write a screenplay about a six-inning, three-run start, it's still better than what we've seen from most of the rotation.

Milt Pappas, Orioles Hall of Famer traded for Frank Robinson, dies at 76 - Baltimore Sun
Milt Pappas had a pretty good run with the Orioles, but to most he'll be remembered as the guy traded for Frank Robinson.

Natty Boh beer not being sold at Camden Yards, future uncertain - Baltimore Sun
It looks like the Bud and Miller folks got their way after all. Stay tuned for Mark's take on this later this morning.

Mark Trumbo’s Hot Start a Bit of Déjà Vu | FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball
"Mark Trumbo, of the career 110 wRC+, is, in a sense, hitting like peak Barry Bonds." Ok then. That sounds pretty good. I'll take one full season of that, please.

Trey Mancini: "I'm definitely capable of playing the outfield" | Press Box Online
No one has asked Trey Mancini to play the outfield, but he's putting it out there anyway. Can't blame him with Chris Davis anchored at first for so many years to come.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have zero Orioles birthday buddies. Sorry about that. You do share a birthday with George Takei and noted sexy man Shemar Moore.

On this day in 1988 the Orioles set a major league record by losing their 14th consecutive game to start the season. You all know the rest.