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Rob Carr

Is there Orioles news on October 3? Oh, you bet. After last night's thorough beatdown, the Birds get right back in it at 12:07 today. Gotta run some errands? Touch of the grippe?

Orioles Thrash Tigers With Eight-Run Eighth Inning
"The atmosphere at Camden Yards for Game 1 of the American League Division Series was electric as the Orioles defeated the Tigers, 12-3." Indeed it was.

Steve Melewski: Markakis: "Want to thank the best fans in baseball" (plus other clubhouse quotes)
"Amid the crush of the Orioles postgame clubhouse, Nick Markakis talked about playing and winning the first playoff game of his career." Nice moment for Nikos and a good game from him, too.

Five key moments as Orioles win opener - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN Just five?

Orioles-Tigers: Notes from Game One | FanGraphs Baseball "At some point people are going to come around to the fact that the Baltimore Orioles are good. They finished the regular season 96-66 and I’m sorry, you don’t do that with smoke and mirrors." Change begins at home, Dave.

Orioles' Steve Pearce goes into premature home run trot, gets thrown out (Video) - Lightly Buzzed - Sports and Entertainment News And Commentary
I hope #TeamSteve got a stern talking to for this one.

Orioles Magic Spiking Sales For Area Businesses " CBS Baltimore
Something magic happens...every time you save!

Chen says he's ready and excited for Game 2 start | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore Make it so, Mr. Chen.

On this day in 1972, Roric Harrison hit the last home run by an American League pitcher until the commencement of interleague play in the 90s.

It's the birthday of Mike Belfiore and Mike Johnson (who apparently made five starts from the 97 O's...huh)