It's the first day of the O's being officially eliminated from playoff contention. I guess you could say they just couldn't quite manage to get over the hump. But, hey...it's not all gloom. As the links will inform the reader, Manny Machado got some (relative) good news. And that is what is really important here. So, scroll on and read all about it.
School of Roch: Updating Machado's injury (and more)
If you've been holding your breath awaiting the news, well...you are probably dead already and not reading this...but go ahead and exhale. Crisis (seemingly) averted.
Camden Depot: A Brief Overview of Manny Machado's Knee Injury
oooh! pictures and stuff. fancy.
Mr. Folkemer with the postmortem on another come-from-ahead loss for the Birds.
BriBob doesn't sound like a man itching to come back for another season.
Will Leitch meditates on the arbitrary nature of injuries to sports stars.
Jay Jaffe takes a look at the spectacular performance of Manny in 2013.
Rosenthal brings the immense gravitas of his bowtie to bear on this criticism of the unbalanced schedule.
Not that it matters for the O's, but here's a guide as to how to keep track of playoff seeding.
For your podcasting needs: the BP guys talk Manny for about 15 minutes or so.
More podcasting to put in your ears.
On this date in 1983 the O's clinched the A.L. East.