Monday Bird Droppings

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Endy Chavez #27 of the Baltimore Orioles is congratulated by teammates after scoring a run against the Oakland Athletics during the third inning at O.co Coliseum on September 16, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

The O's have clinched a winning season and the Red Sox are officially eliminated. Everything's coming up Birdland. I know some folks would have like to see the O's gain more ground over the last 10 games, but a 6-4 record against the Yankees, Rays and A's is nothing to sniff at. On to Seattle!

Steve Melewski: Offense comes alive, O's take series finale at Oakland, clinch winning season A solid summary of the state of play from Melewski.

Orioles can make history if the win the American League East - Baltimore Sun Mr. Sun, tear down this pay wall!

Vegas Still Isn’t Buying The Orioles | FanGraphs Baseball Oh, my.

Kernels of Wisdom: Week in review - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN O's related factoids towards the middle of the page.

On this day in 1970, the Orioles clinched the AL East; in 1999, the team charter left for Minnesota without Cal Ripken, Jr., an incident which is credited with being a major factor in the dismissal of GM Frank Wren.

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