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Sunday Bird Droppings

All the day's news clippings in one convenient location for Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. Just another lazy Sunday with the Orioles tied for first place in the AL East.

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Machado, outstanding defense, lift Orioles over Red Sox -
The Orioles beat the Red Sox 4-3. But you knew that already.

Orioles Beat Red Sox, but No Celebrating Yet -
"I’m just trying to be me," Manny Machado said. "But to do it on this night felt great." See? It WAS just Manny Being Manny.

Orioles can clinch a postseason berth today -
"Good morning, Orioles fans. Today your team could clinch its first postseason berth in 15 years." Why, yes that does sound interesting, and I'd like to know more!

Orioles tied for first after beating Red Sox - Sports -
"A sold-out crowd of 46,311 at Camden Yards saw the Orioles move into a tie for first place in the American League East with the Yankees, who were 3-2 losers in Toronto." That's right, Yankees. You were LOSERS yesterday. LOSERS. Do it again, I dare ya. I double dog dare you.

School of Roch: Hammel will pitch Monday in Sarasota
Fingers crossed!

Wieters returns to lineup after birth of son |
"Asked if he had gotten any sleep, Wieters -- who came right from Greater Baltimore Medical Center to Camden Yards Saturday afternoon -- said yes. "The first night, not much at all, but last night I was able to scrap together five, six, eight hours there somewhere, so I feel good today," Wieters said." Yeah, I'm not believing that at all. No way he slept eight hours.

Baltimore Orioles notes on Jason Hammel, Steve Pearce, Randy Wolf and more -
"Because he was obtained after Aug. 31, Steve Pearce will not be eligible for the club's potential postseason roster. And because his wife just gave birth in Florida, he will not be joining the Orioles until Monday at Tampa Bay." Sounds like Buck wants to try and re-sign him during the off-season, too.

Orioles' drive to playoffs product of pride, belief along with resentment -
"It is a bunch of guys who take pride in what they do,"Darren O’Day said. "The magazines came out and predicted us to finish back in the pack again. The sentiment was we knew we weren’t as bad as they all said. We took offense to it."

Orioles Pitcher, Bird Visit Winning School Of ‘Go Orange’ Challenge " CBS Baltimore
"St. Philip Neri School in Linthicum Heights was the grand prize winner, and this is the reward: a visit from Orioles players and the O’s bird. The message to the kids: "Dreams come true. They do," said Tommy Hunter, Orioles pitcher." You, too, can convert from a crappy starter to a pretty good reliever if you just throw hard enough. Like 100 mph. Go for it, kids.