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They call him....they call him Dr. Love! He's got the cure you're thinking of.
They call him....they call him Dr. Love! He's got the cure you're thinking of.

Picking up ground on Tampa Bay, Chicago, and Detroit. Too bad the Blue Jays and Indians could do the Birds a solid and take care of their business against the Yankees and Oakland respectively. Oh well. As Pedro Cerrano said, "*#@# you, Jobo. I do it myself." This weekend is shaping up to be a pivotal one. Exciting baseball! In September! Wha?

Chicago White Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles - Recap - August 28, 2012 - ESPN
Chris Tillman's momma done told him to pitch a one-hitter

Orioles starting to look like team of destiny - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN
Schoenfield jumps on the bandwagon. And the Worldwide Leader is being forced to start taking heed o' dem Birds, hon.

Tillman cuts Sox, Orioles need no magic - Stats & Info Blog - ESPN
The always great Stats & Info blog further parses young Jedi Tillman's performance.

School of Roch: News and notes on Wolf, Thome, Patton, Hammel, the rotation (updated)
Roch with the skinny on our ranks of walking wounded.

Steve Melewski: Joe Saunders on growing up an O's fan and now getting ready for his O's debut
Heeeey, Joe waxes nostalgic about growing up a Birds fan.

Orioles Throw Spaghetti, End Up With Randy Wolf | FanGraphs Baseball
Dave Cameron foresees doooooooooooooooom for the newly signed Mr. Wolf.

Dylan Bundy has another strong outing in third start for Bowie -
Breaking News: He's good.

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Doug DeCinces! Eddie Murray had himself a day 33 years ago. He drove in 7 runs in the 2nd game of a double header while hitting 3 consecutive HRs. On this day in 1996 the O's and Phillies swung a deal for Todd Zeile and Pete Incaviglia. The O's shipped Calvin Maduro and Garrett Stephenson back to Philly. In 1999, fearsome Albert Belle knocks 4 2Bs vs. the Tigers in the O's last game at the old Tiger Stadium.