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Here's a look at recent media coverage of the Orioles:

• In his weekly power rankings, the Sporting News' Anthony Witrado slots the O's at No. 28.

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28. Baltimore Orioles (23). Matt Wieters' 1.9 WAR is All-Star worthy. Unfortunately that didn't do much from staving off a five-game losing streak last week. • Orioles reliever Koji Uehara made SI.com writer John Heyman's list of Top 70 first-half MLB heroes.

62. Koji Uehara, Orioles RP. Has a 0.78 WHIP to go with 46 strikeouts in 36 innings.

• Cal Ripken Jr.'s home run in the 2001 All-Star game is in the final for MLB.com's top All-Star Game moment of all time.

• The Orioles aren't near the cellar in SB Nation's mascot rankings.

Like the Mariner Moose, he's ranked higher than he might otherwise be, because he doesn't have a stupid name. He's not Mike Cuelloriole or something stupid. He's just a bird. An Oriole. Because the team is named the Orioles. He does mascot things, and this is the last time you'll ever think of him. The team would be better off just hiring Michael K. Williams to walk the stands and whistle "Farmer in the Dell."

-- Chris Branch

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