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Ravens catch Orioles' pennant fever

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Ravens catch Orioles' pennant fever

The Ravens havecome down with a serious case of pennant fever.Coach JohnHarbaugh began his session with the media on Wednesday by saying, "We wantto wish the O's luck tonight," and a lot of Orioles gear could be seen inthe locker room after the team's morning workout.Lardarius Webb took advantage of the off weekend to catch an Orioles-Red Sox game at Camden Yards, and Joe Flacco andRay Rice both met with reporters Wednesday while wearing Orioles orange"BuckleUp" T-shirts. Ed Reed is one of several players who have been sending out "Let's Go O's" tweets over the past week.
Flacco was a starbaseball player in high school, and his brother, Mike, is in the Oriolesorganization after being drafted by the team in 2009. Mike Flacco spent this past seasonwith Class-A Frederick.Flacco and other Ravenssaid it was impossible to miss the fans' reaction at M&T Bank Stadium whenthe jumbo scoreboard during the Browns game showed that the Yankees had lost thatnight to Toronto. When the Ravensfaced Cincinnati and again when they hosted Cleveland at M&T Bank stadium,several Orioles took advantage of an off-day to see Baltimore's other birds.When the Orioles in attendance were shown on the stadium scoreboard, fans letout a roar and started a loud "Let's go O's!" chant."It's prettycool to see the whole city kind of rally around them," Flacco said. Rice added that,"You see them guys at our games, and the genuine support so it's ... greatto return the favor to support our hometown. ""We've beenpushing our run for the last few years, and they know they had greatness withinthem, and now they're doing their thing as well," he added. If the Orioleswin and the Yankees lose on Wednesday night, the Orioles will host a one-gameplayoff on Thursday for the AL East title.
"I gotta getout there," Rice said. "Probably gonna have to call for a parking pass.You know how parking gets down there."

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Orioles Roundup: Trey Mancini's two home runs power O's past Nationals

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Orioles Roundup: Trey Mancini's two home runs power O's past Nationals

The Orioles earned a Beltway Series split with a 9-2 win over the Nationals Wednesday night. Here's the latest Orioles news. 

Player Updates:

Trey Mancini launched two home runs, drove in three runs, and scored three more in the victory. The 27-year-old now has 19 homers on the season. 

LF Anthony Santander and 3B Rio Ruiz chipped in with two RBI apiece, the O's scoring eight unanswered runs off the Nats bullpen in the seventh and eighth innings. 

Gabriel Ynoa earned his first win of the season after pitching 4.1 innings of one-run ball out of the bullpen, Mychal Givens picking up his eighth save. Starter Aaron Brooks went just 2.2 innings, allowing one run on two hits and two walks. 

Injuries:

SP Dylan Bundy: Knee, 10-day Injured List

RP Josh Rogers: Elbow, 10-day Injured List

OF DJ Stewart: Ankle, 10-day Injured List

SP Alex Cobb: Back, 60-day Injured List

SP Nate Karns: Arm, 60-day Injured List

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-day Injured List

Coming Up:

Friday 7/19: Orioles vs. Red Sox, 7:05 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Saturday 7/20: Orioles vs. Red Sox, 7:05 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Sunday 7/21: Orioles vs. Red Sox, 1:05 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Source: Rotoworld

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We can’t stop staring at these Bowie Baysox commemorative moon landing jerseys

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We can’t stop staring at these Bowie Baysox commemorative moon landing jerseys

One of the coolest things about Minor League Baseball is the creativity that comes with it.

The stadiums. The ice cream deals. The interesting mascots. And most importantly, the uniforms.

The Bowie Baysox, the Double-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, released special uniforms they will be wearing on Saturday for the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing.

And, oh wow, are they something. Take a look.

On the front of the uniform, you can see the image of where lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin planted the American flag on the lunar surface of the moon. On the back, a satellite view of the moon is pictured, with the player's number on top of it. Both the number and the cursive "Baysox" on the front are filled in with the American flag.

If you're looking for some to do on Saturday, go support the Baysox and their Moon Landing uniforms. If only there was a jersey giveaway.

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