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O's rookie RHP Bergesen could be done for season -
Orioles rookie pitcher Brad Bergesen has been slow to rebound from a shin injury and could be done for the season, Baltimore manager Dave Trembley acknowledged Friday.

PressBox: Young, Raw ... And Underworked
Press Box writer Phil Jackman thinks the Orioles plan to cut back on the innings of the rookies is ridiculous.

$1 Baltimore Orioles tickets on deck in September - Baltimore Business Journal:
For the 2nd consecutive year the O's are offering 500 $1 tickets per game in September and October. Guess that's what you do when you draw 13,000 on a Friday night in August.

Scott Kazmir traded from Rays to Angels |
Tampa Bay receives left-hander Alex Torres and third baseman Matt Sweeney in the deal. 

Tom Verducci -
Is the best active player to never make the postseason Brian Roberts or Michael Young?

Mr. October Still Hot Over "The Bronx Is Burning"
It's interesting that on the same day ESPN announces it will no longer produce made-for-TV movies or miniseries, we also hear that Reggie Jackson is still mad as hell over his portrayal in "The Bronx is Burning."

PressBox: MASN-Time Warner Battle Continues In N.C.
The Federal Communications Commission is finally prepared to deliberate on an issue that has plagued North Carolina baseball fans for two years: the Baltimore-based Mid-Atlantic Sports Network. MASN, which carries the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Nationals, is continuing to wage war with Time Warner Cable to get carried in North Carolina, including the Raleigh-Durham area. Time Warner contends the region is geared more to the Atlanta and Charlotte sports media markets, and less so toward Baltimore and Washington.

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