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Sunday Bird Droppings

The O's drop another, Adam Jones reminds us it isn't over, and Jeremy Guthrie can still make us smile.

Zach Britton has had a couple of bad days at work.
Zach Britton has had a couple of bad days at work.
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Royals Beat Orioles 6-4 for 2-0 Lead in ALCS - ABC News
Not the position the O's wanted to find themselves in going to Kansas City.

Reeling Orioles Look to Right Themselves on the Road - NYTimes.com
"The series ain’t over," the Orioles’ Adam Jones said near his locker after the game. "If you guys are thinking it’s over, why are we going to show up on Monday? We’ve got a lot of baseball to play in this series. Let’s get back after it. We’re going to go to K.C. — we’ve been a very good team on the road — so let’s go there and have some fun. Eat some barbecue." You tell 'em, Adam!

Royals' Jeremy Guthrie prepares to face the Orioles in Game 3 on Monday - baltimoresun.com
"Jeremy Guthrie, 35, said before the American League Championship Series started that the time away from Baltimore would help reduce any emotion he might have felt while pitching against his former team. "I think history will be put, not even on a back burner, but on some kind of like rotating lazy Susan or something."

Orioles starting pitchers struggling through first five playoff games - Baltimore Sun
"In the postseason, Orioles starters have a 6.08 ERA, allowing 16 earned runs in 23 2/3 innings. In each of the first two games of the ALCS, the Orioles starter hasn’t made it out of the fifth. Both Norris and Game 1 starter Chris Tillman lasted just 4 1/3 innings in their respective outings." I'm not statistician, but even I know that isn't good.

Happy Birthday to former orioles Nolan Reimold, Leslie Brea, and Sid Fernandez.

On this day in Orioles history, in 1969, "In Game Two of the World Series, New York Mets Jerry Koosman and Ron Taylor combine on a two-hitter against the Baltimore Orioles. A 9th-inning single by Al Weis off Dave McNally gives the Mets a 2 - 1 win to even the Series."

In 1979, "Kiko Garcia drives in four runs to lead the Orioles to an 8 - 4 triumph over Pittsburgh in Game Three of the World Series."

And in 2012, "Behind CC Sabathia, the Yankees fight off the pesky Orioles, 3 - 1, in Game 5 of the ALDS. Sabathia allows only 4 hits in a dominant complete game effort. With Alex Rodriguez on the bench, New York scores twice in 6 innings against Jason Hammel, and Curtis Granderson adds a solo homer in the 7th. The Orioles score once in the 8th, but never mount a significant threat against the Yankees' ace."

What? Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no! What happened to the Open Thread I used to know? Where's the spirit? Where's the guts, huh? This could be the greatest night of our lives, but you're gonna let it be the worst. "Ooh, we're afraid to go with you Bluto, we might get in trouble." Well just kiss my a-- from now on! Not me! I'm not gonna take this.