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Mickey Tettleton spies a bowl of Fruit Loops in the stands. (via

O's withdraw offer to draft pick Givens --
Saying it's time to move on, Orioles amateur scouting director Joe Jordan withdrew his offer for second-round draft pick Mychal Givens and turned his attention to signing several of the team's other draft picks.

Former Oriole Andy Etchebarren Named Revs Manager - OurSports Central
The long-time Baltimore Orioles catcher, who was part of two World Series championship teams, will make his debut with the Revolution when they begin their homestand against the Long Island Ducks Friday night. 

The Toy Department: Catching Up With ... former Oriole Mickey Tettleton -
No player personified the 1989 Orioles more than Mickey Tettleton, the poster boy for the "Why Not?" crew that nearly won a pennant. Spurned by other clubs, Tettleton joined Baltimore and blossomed in that magical summer as the no-name Orioles gave fans the ride of their lives.

Happy Madison plays ball - Entertainment News, Film News, Media - Variety
Columbia Pictures and Happy Madison have acquired an untitled script by Johnathon Schaech, Josh Wolf and Richard Chizmar that comedically explores an incident in the life of ex-Baltimore Orioles player Rick Dempsey, whose Little League coach turned out to be a bank robber...."Our pitch was, it's 'Catch Me if You Can' meets 'Bad News Bears' with a touch of 'Bad Santa,' " Schaech said.

Sherrill spectacular --
Acquired from the Baltimore Orioles on the eve of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, George Sherrill hasn't given up a run in his seven appearances with the Dodgers. Sherrill, whose first five seasons in the majors were spent in the American League, extended his scoreless streak with the Dodgers to 7 1/3 innings Wednesday by shutting out the Giants in the eighth and ninth innings.

Erik Bedard's Season to End With Surgery on Friday -- MLB FanHouse
Bedard will have exploratory surgery on his left shoulder, ending his season.

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