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I don't care what his follow-through looks like as long as he throws strikes. You hear me, Mike Gonzalez? (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
I don't care what his follow-through looks like as long as he throws strikes. You hear me, Mike Gonzalez? (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Recaps of yesterday's win can be found at Chicago Sun-TimesOrioles.comThe Sun, and MASNsports (with post-game Buck).

Orioles Insider: Buehrle accuses Pie of stealing signs
"However, several Orioles, who heard the conversation, said Buehrle was warning Pie to quit stealing signs or there would be ramifications for him and his Oriole teammates." Felix wouldn't cheat! You take that back!

Finding Positives In Baltimore's Season - Beyond the Box Score
BtB gives us a few good things to focus on in this disaster of a season.

Scott's consistency keeping him in lineup | News
"Orioles designated hitter Luke Scott has had months like this (he's hitting .346 with eight homers) before. But the most rewarding aspect of Scott's torrid August is that it comes on the heels of an equally productive June and July."

Stacey Long | Sports With Coleman
Listen to me struggle to NOT call Felix Pie adorable on the radio yesterday.

Orioles: Former manager Dave Trembley says he holds no bitterness toward Orioles -
"The timing of the firing also prevented Trembley from experiencing what would have been one of the career highlights for a 58-year-old who had managed more than 2,500 games in the minor leagues before getting his shot to run a big league club. Yankees manager Joe Girardi had asked Trembley to be on the American League coaching staff for this year's All-Star Game, and Trembley was planning to go and bring his family to Anaheim, Calif., to enjoy the festivities." Wow, that sucks.

 Orioles: Reliever Jim Johnson will be activated from disabled list Friday -
"Jim Johnson will be activated from the disabled list for Friday's series opener against the Los Angeles Angels, giving manager Buck Showalter another relief option late in games."


Steve Melewski: Two pitchers leaving Frederick
"With two weeks remaining in the regular season and the playoffs looming, the Frederick Keys will soon have to do without two pitchers that have been in their rotation for at least part of their season. Ryan Berry is headed back to Rice and Nate Moreau to Georgia to return to school."

Orioles Insider: Stockstill headed to Japan to look at Darvish among others
"Orioles director of player development John Stockstill will head to Japan on Sept. 6, and spend nearly two weeks scouting players. The Orioles want to get a look at five to seven players, according to Stockstill. That list includes heralded pitcher Yu Darvish."

Orioles Insider: Minor league game recaps -- Aug. 25
Center fielder Trent Mummey was 3-for-5 with a triple, two RBIs and a run scored in the Shorebirds' 4-3 victory over Hagerstown.