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Promises kept!
Promises kept!

What a pleasant birthday present the O's gave Earl last night. Good pitching? Check. Good Defense? Check. A Three-Run Homerun? Check! The thought of what this team could achieve if Mark Reynolds hits as he is capable of over the course of the stretch run fills me will glee. He likely won't be back with the O's next season; certainly not at the price of his option. But his bat is quite good when deployed in a platoon and his defense at 1st base has been acceptable. Go on a hot streak, Wrapper, and get yo'self paid next season!

Reynolds homers twice as Orioles beat Red Sox - The Washington Post
He's still has a lot of promises to deliver!

Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles - Recap - August 14, 2012 - ESPN
The lovely totals

Bundy impresses in Double-A debut | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
Love the music playing in the embedded video clip! Dat's dat funk!

Steve Melewski: Dylan Bundy talks about his first start at Bowie
He good. What else needs be stated?

School of Roch: Orioles DFA Socolovich (Gausman moving up to Frederick)
I had high hopes for SoCo....Drats. Can't win 'em all.

Baltimore Orioles place reliever Troy Patton on 15-day DL - ESPN

Who?

Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles split over MASN cable TV rights fee - The Washington Post

Marital discord simmers 'tween the Angelos' and the Lerners.

Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia says team meeting took place, doesn't think Bobby Valentine should be fired - ESPN Boston

*wink, wink. nod, nod.

So, Jeremy Guthrie was July’s top pitching acquisition | HardballTalk

Yay, Guts!

On this day in 1975, Earl Weaver manages to get tossed from both ends of a double-header. In 1979, Eddie Murray swipes home to secure a 2-1 victory over the White Sox. In 1996, the O's pound the A's 18-5 via 5 HRs; two off the bat of Chris Hoiles.