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July 30, 2012; Bronx, NY, USA;  Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez (50) pitches during the first inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE
July 30, 2012; Bronx, NY, USA; Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez (50) pitches during the first inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE


Trade deadline Day (at least of the non-waiver variety) and the excitement is palpable. A lot of in's, a lot of outs, a lot of what-have-you's. And, uh, lot of strands to keep in my head, man. Lotta strands in 'ole Duder's head. Let's attempt to sort it all out via the links du jour....

Orioles vs. Yankees: Baltimore continues its success in New York this season - The Washington Post
Gotta keep the Devil....waaaaaaay down in a hole.

The curious case of Jake Arrieta - baltimoresun.com
Jake is quite the comely asset at the moment.

School of Roch: Updates on Blanton, Thome and Andino
Blah, Blargh, Cool

New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira to have MRI on wrist - ESPN New York

If you ain't got nothing nice to say about someone, then say nothing at all...

Former Duck Lew Ford back in big leagues with Orioles
I will keep feeding you Lew Ford news and you will like it!

It's the Birthday of former O's Joe Durham, Rip Coleman, Earl Stephenson, Mike Figga, and not-a-former-O but Maryland native, Mike Bielecki.

On this day in 1983 Brooks Robinson was inducted into the Hall of Fame. In 1971 Pat Dobson shuts out the Royals 4 - 0, his 8th victory in the month of July. In 1980, Steve Stone had a 14 game winning streak snapped by the Rangers. 2 wins shy of the AL record. In 1987 Eddie Murray blasts 2 HRs, his 299th and 300th of his career.