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Jimmy Paredes delivered a big RBI double and is batting .353/.365/.667. His scorching spring training has carried into May and created a regular spot for him in the lineup as the designated hitter. He also looks pretty good in the No. 2 slot in the order.

"You love to see guys like him get something back from what they put into it," said manager Buck Showalter. "I think the word to describe Jimmy, he's sincere. He doesn't care about looking aesthetically pleasing. He just wants to get it done. He's got a nickname I think (Travis) Snider's given him. I'll let them give it up."

Jones did so yesterday by revealing that the players call Paredes "Babe Ruth." As he uttered the name, Travis Snider stood up at his locker and bellowed "Babe Ruth!" That makes it official.

"He doesn't waste one at-bat, one opportunity, one infield session, one BP time. He's not going to waste anything," Showalter continued. "I think once you've kind of been through the yo-yoing around to different organizations... And I'd like to think he likes it here. There's nothing that produces confidence in players more than knowing somebody has confidence in them and likes them. He knows we like what he brings and he works very hard on any weaknesses that he might have.

"He's one of those guys you put your head on the pillow because it's never from lack of focus on concentration or want-to. He just lets it rip every night and you like that about him."

Paredes is a quiet personality, easily lost within the clubhouse unless you're seeking him out.

"He's laid back in certain ways, but when the game starts and the competition and the baseball part of it, he's letting it rip," Showalter said. "He gets after it, and he's never going to make an error of passiveness. And you've got to be careful about taking that away from him, because that's what makes him good.

"I'll tell you what he does, too. He's not just up there whaling. He sits on pitches. You try to pitch him just one way, he'll sit on it. I've seen that about him. He's not just up there. He's got a plan. You can tell. He'll sit on a breaking ball or he'll look at a certain part of the zone guys are trying to pound him in."

It's true that Paredes won't make an error of passiveness, but it's the other miscues that raise concerns. Can the Orioles basically carry him as a full-time designated hitter and emergency fill-in in the field?

They can if he continues to rake.

Paredes also lined out to center field yesterday in the sixth following Manny Machado's bunt single. The ball was smoked, but he hit it directly at Kevin Kiermaier.

Even his outs make a loud noise.

Roch Kubatko

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Walls in Spanish.....the Sultan of "Sit"....the Wailer of Want-to...the Ripper of Repute....YOLO!

I think it is a good thing that Travis Snider gives a nickname, and that Buck pays attention to it. And that Adam dimes him out.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/OriolesHangout">@OriolesHangout</a> Feats Won't Fail Him Now! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WhalingWalls?src=hash">#WhalingWalls</a></p>— bob mcculloch (@bobbymac824) <a href="

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Can "Walls" also match BDJ? :scratchchinhmm: Another "Babe"....

Jones became the second player in franchise history to record three four-hit games in the season?s first 23 games. The only other player to do that was Baby Doll Jacobson, who did it in 1924 with the St. Louis Browns.

Who is Baby Doll Jacobson?

Well, BDJ spent 11 years in the majors, mostly with the Browns. In parts of 10 seasons with the Browns he hit .317/.459/.823 with the Browns. His best season came in 1920, when he hit .355/.402/.501 with nine homers and 122 RBIs.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/blog/bal-orioles-morning-notes-on-upcoming-interleague-series-improved-pitching-and-adam-jones-making-history-20150503-story.html?track=rss&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

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Can "Walls" also match BDJ? :scratchchinhmm: Another "Babe"....

Jones became the second player in franchise history to record three four-hit games in the season?s first 23 games. The only other player to do that was Baby Doll Jacobson, who did it in 1924 with the St. Louis Browns.

Who is Baby Doll Jacobson?

Well, BDJ spent 11 years in the majors, mostly with the Browns. In parts of 10 seasons with the Browns he hit .317/.459/.823 with the Browns. His best season came in 1920, when he hit .355/.402/.501 with nine homers and 122 RBIs.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/blog/bal-orioles-morning-notes-on-upcoming-interleague-series-improved-pitching-and-adam-jones-making-history-20150503-story.html?track=rss&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Hey Bobmc, old players nobody has heard of before, you have been hanging around Drungo! :)

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">In <a href="https://twitter.com/masnOrioles">@masnorioles</a> guest blog, <a href="https://twitter.com/AStetka">@AStetka</a> of <a href="https://twitter.com/EutawStReport">@EutawStReport</a> writes on Jimmy Paredes' position on <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Orioles?src=hash">#Orioles</a> roster. <a href="http://t.co/ORg527oexA">http://t.co/ORg527oexA</a></p>— Orioles on MASN (@masnOrioles) <a href="https://twitter.com/masnOrioles/status/595209899132526592">May 4, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

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Paredes just looks so locked in up there at the plate. During last night's game, when he came up to bat in the 7th, there was a shot of him concentrating and licking his lips just before the pitch came, and I thought, "He's all over this one" -- and he hit the next ball into the left-field corner for a double. He doesn't look the least bit intimidated or in over his head. And his outs are often still coming on hard-hit balls. Go Jimmy. I mean Babe.

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