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BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 09: Nate McLouth #9 of the Baltimore Orioles bats against the New York Yankees during the seventh inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 9, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 09: Nate McLouth #9 of the Baltimore Orioles bats against the New York Yankees during the seventh inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 9, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Greetings and Good Day, denizens of Birdland. Some good fortune befell the Birds yesterday evening, as prospective A.L. Wild Card contenders Detroit and Los Angeles each lost, thereby bestowing an additional .5 game cushion to the O's. No more time for sulking about or bemoaning the arbitrary cruelness of misfortune, for the Rays are in town. And they seek to take from the O's what they have fought so valiantly for all season against the steepest of odds. I, for one, have heard just about enough of these hellspawned Mobulas. Jason Hammel and his elbow bruise will square off vs. young hot-shot Matt Moore.

A sparse morning of news following an off-day, as per usual. But let's take a gander at what there is, shall we?

Yes, we could get a seven-way tie in AL - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN
Dave Schoenfield takes a look at the potential fallout of Bud Selig's worst nightmare.

School of Roch: Another 40-man move is coming

I'd rather just release Endy.....

Juan Pierre in Baltimore would be the bestest thing ever | HardballTalk

Craig Calc wants to party like it's '07.

Dan Duquette, Constant Roster Tinkerer - Baseball Nation
Marc Normandin takes a look at Honey Badger GM's modus operendi during his tenure in Beantown.

Nationals and Orioles bring baseball excitement back to the DC/Maryland area | orioles.com: News
Richard Justice waxes nostalgic

And, of course, it is the 11th Anniversary of 9-11. Please take a moment to reflect upon the events of the day and remember those who's lives were taken so senselessly.