"For me, it's frustrating," said Mora, who is not expected back next year for a 10th season with the Orioles. "I don't know how everybody else feels. When you've been part of an organization for a long time, it's kind of like part of my family. If anybody else doesn't feel it, I feel it." Oh, we feel it, Melvin, we feel it. - duck
"In this final regular-season installment of Starting 9, we pay tribute to other players who achieved noteworthy things on sub-.500 teams in 2009." Only one Oriole is named. But he's so dreamy.... - duck
"In case you missed it, Orioles farmhand Paco Figueroa (Spain) led the World Cup with a .500 average (17-for -34) and Miguel Abreu (Puerto Rico) was named to the all-World Cup Team after batting .380 in the tournament." Thanks for the good news, Roch. - duck
"The Orioles' team bus is about to be put on blocks for the winter, which will make it a lot easier to throw Dave Trembley under it. So what if he can't reasonably be held responsible for the dismal performance of a dismal team? Somebody needs to give up a pound of flesh for this disaster, and that somebody is usually the manager. But it doesn't have to go down that way." Peter Schmuck, unlike Kevin Cowherd, says give Diamond Dave a chance with a real lineup and bullpen before axing him. - duck
The article (eventually) talks about how Houston's not going to re-sign Miggy. Here's a crazy thought - what about a return to Baltimore? He may not have the power he once did, but he's still a pretty good hitting shortstop. It would keep him from landing in Boston, if nothing else. - duck
Bergy is still hurting from the line drive off his shin, and our favorite pitcher Bob McCrory has the dreaded fabrum bear. - Stacey
When it comes down to making out, whenever possible, put on side one of Open Thread.