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With two hits tonight, Miguel Tejada has raised his season total to 204, good for fifth place on the Orioles' all-time list. He needs eight more to break Cal Ripken's record.

Daniel Cabrera continues to wear his corrective lenses, in hopes that his sight improves enough that he won't need them in 2007.

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It's a good look. Maybe he should stay with it.

No batter wants to see a guy throwing in the upper 90s with vision problems.

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Next year, I'd go with an eye patch.

Please tell me Brian Roberts is bunting on his own. Please.

Fernando Tatis, who once drew a paycheck from the Montreal Expos, says Ottawa was the worst place he's ever played. Among the complaints from the Orioles: The Lynx don't have an indoor batting cage. Instead, they use something that manager Dave Trembley described as a "picnic tent" with a heater.

Beautiful city, nice weather as the season rolls along. But it got to where players wanted to report to Double-A Bowie instead of being assigned to a higher level.

"It's not good. It's not appropriate for playing baseball," Tatis said. "The weather, the stadium, there's no (indoor) batting cage. It's not the right place to play baseball. They don't care. They don't deserve anybody to go there and play baseball. It was the hardest place I've ever played."

The Orioles want to form a partnership of sorts with the Tides, where they'd play an exhibition game at Harbor Park at the end of spring training, either against Norfolk or a major league team. If it wasn't a yearly arrangement, they'd attempt to do it every other year.

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