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Here we are. Born to be Kings.
Here we are. Born to be Kings.

Another night of Birdland. Ho-hum. And the Orioles vault themselves back to the top of the Wild Card standings thanks to some help from the Rangers. Someone go give Adrian Beltre a pat on the head. Meanwhile the Yankqui's lose Teixeira to a strained calf (rub some dollar bills on it!) and Girardi says he could miss 'the next series'. That'd be vs. the O's this weekend. Gamesmanship? Perhaps. Time will tell....

McLouth HR lifts Orioles to 4-3 win over White Sox |
I like Wins like Frito likes money.

Chicago White Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles - Recap - August 27, 2012 - ESPN

If asked in March for my thoughts on the notion of Nate McLouth and Lew Ford seeing significant playing time during the month of August, well.....well, I'd have likely groaned and muttered a string of expletives.

Camden Depot: The Case for Joe Saunders

He's not Tommy Hunter. Case closed!

School of Roch: Fitting Betemit on the roster

I don't wanna.....

Steve Melewski: Arrieta talks about renewed mental focus in return to club

He can go hone his new found focus some more since he was optioned back to Norfolk last night. Barring any DL moves, he'll be eligible to return Sept. 4th.

Jason Hammel on track to make rehab start Saturday | HardballTalk

It feels like he's been gone since June....How has this rotation held up? I just.....I mean....It's....*shrugs shoulders*.....Orioles Magic, I suppose.

Not much in the way of Birthdays or This Day in Baseball History factoids.