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ST. PETERSBURG, FL - SEPTEMBER 02:  Pitcher Zach Britton #53 of the Baltimore Orioles starts against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 2, 2011 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - SEPTEMBER 02: Pitcher Zach Britton #53 of the Baltimore Orioles starts against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 2, 2011 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend.

In spite of the heart attack inducing antics of [closer], last night's win was a quality one. Zach Britton appears to be solidly back on track and any time you can beat David Price is appreciated. A lot of interesting tidbits this AM on the beat. Shall we take a look?

Orioles Insider: Orioles news, notes and opinions: Hardy, Gregg, Schoop, Britton, etc. - Baltimore Orioles: Schedule, news, analysis and opinion on baseball at Camden Yards - baltimoresun.com If not the inventor of the format, Jeff Zrebiec has surely perfected the news/notes/opinion blog entry. Check his note on Matt Albers.

Steve Melewski: Any room left on the Britton bandwagon?
Is this entry inviting the scorn of the baseball gods? For Mr. Melewski's sake, let's hope not.

School of Roch: Random thoughts and ramblings
Oh, Roch...

Orioles' Guthrie will continue wearing Flanagan's No. 46 - MLB - Sporting News Res ipsa loquitor.

Every big league team is No. 1 at something – USATODAY.com We're #1! We're #1!

For those fans of old timey Baltimore baseball, you probably recall that on this day in 1901 Joe McGinnity threw TWO complete games...Tom Verducci could not be reached for comment. On this day in 1999, Cal hit his 400th career home run.

Today is Troy Patton's birthday. 80s/90s utilityman Rene Gonzales also celebrates a birthday today.