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No more O's baseball, but the Droppings never stop. Uhh, wait a second...

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Friends, baseball continues. The Cardinals evened up with the Giants and the Yankees lost again. Does this mean anything to Orioles fans? Well, it certainly doesn't erase the pain of Friday, but it preserves a rooting interest in the playoffs right? Anyways, plenty of newsy stuff to drop.

Steve Melewski: Some stats that will be hard to duplicate for the 2013 Birds According to Melewski, haters gonna hate [not a direct quote].

Orioles unlikely to pursue any marquee free agents - This may be true, but I've also found that parsing Dan Duquette's statements is like being trapped in the movie Memento.

PressBox: Orioles Need Consistency In Rotation I don't follow...

Camden Depot: Can we assume Wieters will hit better next time in the playoffs? I like the premise.

Umpire admits bad call, Joe Girardi calls for more replay | HardballTalk There you go again, Joe. Say it ain't so!

Maryland's connection to Ben Affleck's 'Argo' -
Toby Mendez was the sculptor who created the six statues of Orioles Hall of Famers. His dad? Tony Mendez, subject of the new CIA thriller "Argo." Pretty neat.

The last great St. Louis Brown
An interview with Ned Garver

On this day in 1970, the O's completed their domination of the Cincinnati Reds for another World Series win; in 1997, Mike Mussina pitched a masterpiece, but the Orioles lost to the Indians anyways. Armandogeddon!

Today's birthdays are brought to you by Jim Palmer who would like you to know that it's Jim Palmer Day because it is the anniversary of the birth of Jim Palmer. Chad Mottola also shares a birthday with Jim Palmer.