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Mike Devereaux. What the hell? 
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Kudos and thanks to duck and Stacey who found so many articles for me that I had very few to add!

Orioles looking at ways to save young starters' arms --
The four rookies in the rotation - Chris Tillman, Brian Matusz, David Hernandez and Jason Berken - will be nearing uncharted territory in innings pitched. Tillman, 21, has thrown 132 innings between the major and minor leagues this year. His career professional high is 135 2/3 , last year at Double-A Bowie.

The Toy Department: A successful September or the No. 1 overall pick?
Dan Connolly wonders if the O's should have the #1 overall draft slot in their sights.

The Toy Department: Catching Up With ... former Oriole Mike Devereaux
He hit the Orioles’ first-ever home run at Camden Yards in 1992, but that poke is long forgotten. What Baltimore fondly recalls of Mike Devereaux is his game-winning homer in the summer of 1989 during the Orioles’ improbable pennant run 

Battery disagreements reach public eye | News
When all is said and done on the subject, most pitchers and catchers will agree on the most significant point of all -- the pitcher has to throw the pitch he has the most confidence throwing. "I never pressed a pitcher to throw a pitch he didn't want to throw," said Rick Dempsey, a veteran of 24 Major League seasons and now an announcer for the Baltimore Orioles

Funny, The Deity never actually played for Delmarva ...
Friday, September 4th Royal Plus Disaster Kleenup and the Shorebirds will be giving away the Matt Wieters Bobblehead to the first 1,000 fans through the gates! The bobblehead features the Orioles Top Prospect in his Frederick Keys Jersey from his stint with them last season.

Keys' 2B Ryan Adams suspended for rest of 2009 -
Adams, the Orioles 2nd round draft pick in 2006, was suspended for disciplinary reasons. 

Boone MLB's feel good story of the year -
Regardless of his history, it's hard not to root for Aaron Boone as he attempts to play baseball again after open heart surgery.

Veterans to be honored at Saturday's Orioles game |
The Baltimore Orioles will honor over 650 veterans during pre-game ceremonies, and all veterans and active duty military can purchase tickets for $5.

Delmarva Shorebirds Trainer is Trainer of the Year for SAL
The Delmarva Shorebirds are pleased to reveal that Shorebirds Athletic Trainer Aaron Scott was named the South Atlantic League Trainer of the Year. The Delmarva Shorebirds have now had the ... Trainer of the Year for three straight years.

On this date in 1982, Rickey Henderson broke Lou Brock's 1974 single season record of 118 stolen bases.

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