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Yesterday was a fun day of football for watching, not so much for pick 'em, I reckon. Rough day for Philadelphians all around, while things are looking up on our stretch of 95. The Warehouse continues to sun silent and deep.

The Schmuck Stops Here: Orioles: Still waiting - Baltimore Sun Ravens, Orioles: Sports news and opinion from Peter Schmuck - baltimoresun.com If the story of Andy MacPhail has been written, it's sure taking its sweet time to get to the ending.

Steve Melewski: A thought on the future of the Orioles' front office
Splitting the difference.

More of the same to come - Carroll County Times: Bob Blubaugh
If our friends in Carroll County can see the problems with the Birds, why can't the folks in the Warehouse?

2011 Orioles Retrospective: Matt Wieters | September Daniel Moroz wraps up the Franchise's 2011 in a nice, neat package.

Point to ponder: Has Cliff Lee’s postseason magic worn off? - Big League Stew - MLB Blog - Yahoo! Sports
We still love you, Cliff!

On this day in 1974, Frank Robinson broke MLB's managerial color barrier when he was named manager of the Cleveland Indians.

In 1982, the Brewers snatched away the AL East crown from the O's on the last day of the season after having lost three straight to the Birds. The Orioles had been 8 games back as recently as August 13.

In 1986, a 6-3 loss to the Tigers guaranteed the O's their first last place finish since 1954.