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Angels cut Yankees' ALCS lead to 3-2
The Rally Monkey is back, people. The Rally Monkey is back. -duck

O's on Deck: Arizona Fall League recap -- Oct. 22
Stephen Strasburg is human after all. He gave up 8 runs in 2 2/3 innings as the Desert Dogs lost. Wasted draft pick, I tell ya. -duck

Attorney: Jamie McCourt is out as Dodgers CEO
Oh, it's gettin' ugly in L.A. Los Angeles Dodgers CEO Jamie McCourt is out. Team owner Frank McCourt, her soon-to-be ex-husband, fired her from the position. She was the highest-ranking woman in Major League Baseball. I'm guessing marriage counseling won't solve this one. -duck

Report: Mattingly, Melvin, Valentine on managerial list 
Don Mattingly, Bobby Valentine and Bob Melvin are all on the Washington Nationals list of potential manages. I'll go out on a limb and say none of the three would agree to manage the Nationals. -duck

Sugar Bear changes jobs
Roch says: "(F)ormer Orioles catcher/third baseman Floyd Rayford has joined the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings' coaching staff after serving as hitting coach last season at Double-A New Britain." -duck

Brandon Snyder wants the job, thank you very much.
Brandon Snyder wants to win the job as everyday 1B for the O's in 2010. I'd like it, too, kid. Just hit like you are in the AFL instead of the way you did at AAA. -Stacey

Fox Sports adds Ozzie Guillen to broadcast booth for World Series
That's certainly one way to spice up a World Series matchup a lot of people aren't really looking forward to. -Stacey

Orioles Pumpkin Carving |
Ha! -Stacey

You're right, I did lose a million dollars last year. I expect to lose a million dollars this year. I expect to lose a million dollars *next* year. You know, Mr. Thatcher, at the rate of a million dollars a year, I'll have to close this Open Thread in... 60 years.