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What they're saying about the Orioles

With the calendar officially turned to July, what better time than to look around the vast expanses of the Internet to find out what they're saying about the Orioles. This week's edition features notes on the American League East's tight race entering the season's fourth month, a note on how the Orioles shelled one of the game's most promising young pitchers, and a whole lot of love for Manny Machado.


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Baseball power rankings for June 30
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Terrell Suggs will be on Family Feud Sunday

Last we saw Terrell Suggs, he was contemplative about his future and talking about how he’s learned to approach the offseason differently at this stage in his career.

Well here’s one thing he’s adding to his offseason routine: he’s going to play the feud.

Suggs is one of 10 NFL stars who will be featured on a celebrity edition of the popular game show "Family Feud" Sunday at 8 p.m. on ABC, with two...

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Seth Myers and Amy Poehler say 'Really!?!' to SI writer who dislikes women's sports

Comedians Seth Myers and Amy Poehler had some fun last night at the expense of Sports Illustrated writer Andy Benoit, who wrote on Twitter this week that "women's sports in general not worth watching."

Myers, now host of "Late Night" on NBC, and Poehler revived a bit they used to perform on "Saturday Night Live" called "Really!?!" to defend the Women's World Cup and go after Benoit (who, by the way,...

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MLB power rankings for June 23

It feels like just yesterday that the thought of any teams from the American League East entering these hallowed rankings would be kind of a joke. But after two returned last week, more are back this week. Has the Orioles’ hot stretch been enough to make them one of the lucky 10? As always, these rankings are completely subjective, and yet objectively correct.

1. St. Louis Cardinals (45-24; Last Week:...

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High walk rate among many factors in Chris Tillman's 2015 struggles

It’s time to talk about Chris Tillman.

The Orioles’ Opening Day starter, who retired four batters and was charged with seven runs — all earned — in giving back a seven-run lead and taxing the bullpen in Sunday’s 13-9 win over Toronto, has taken such a clear step back from last year’s late-season form that even his biggest apologists might soon acknowledge even a small bit of concern.

This isn’t comparing...

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