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How have the O's been you ask? Oh, you know...strikes and gutters; ups and downs.

Not a pose you particularly care to see an O's player strike.
Not a pose you particularly care to see an O's player strike.
Patrick Smith

O's to host Red Sox to open 2014 regular season | News
I missed out on making a trip to San Diego and San Fran to follow the O's this season. Gonna have to make a better effort to get to Wrigley & Pittsburgh next year.

Playoff watch: Orioles blow late lead - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN
The O's ostensibly remain in the hunt for a playoff berth only as a result of the incompetence of all the other teams also vying for said playoff spot.

Paper Orioles: 9/10/2013 | Baltimore Sports and LifeBaltimore Sports and Life

Because I know how much you all love to gripe about what projections say.

Showalter has full bullpen for September | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
This was posted prior to yesterday night's game. About that...

School of Roch: O'Day among the unavailable relievers

How, in September, during a critical series with playoff hunt ramifications, is a bullpen ever short-handed? Why are Mike Belfiore, Tsuyoshi Wada, or even Zach Britton not with the club right now?

Steve Melewski: Kevin Gausman talks about Yankees' rally against him in eighth
I have zero issues with Gaus being brought back out to start the 8th. He looked absolutely filthy and dominant in the 7th.

Wednesday morning Orioles thoughts and obervations: Curious bullpen moves and Machado's growing pains -

Completely missed the incident with the Home Plate ump from my view in the LF stands. Tough night for Manny.

A Question About Value in a Losing Effort | FanGraphs Baseball

Dave Cameron asks what really matters in the performance of an MVP candidate?

Camden Depot: Life in the Minors: A Home Away from Home

Anyone want to host a Baby Oriole?

Ultimate slam: game over

Chris Hoiles: the Best!

Take a moment today to reflect upon the senseless violence and destruction of this date 12 years ago.