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The waiting game continues. Man...can't we just get the ALCS started? I need a dose of Orioles playoff baseball.

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Fans give Orioles warm reception at Camden Yards | orioles.com
Good job, Birdland. Wish I could've been there. Hopefully, they give me a chance to be at another celebratory homecoming. Perhaps, one involving a parade?

School of Roch: Times announced for ALCS, Britton leaves team for birth of son
Newsy-ish. Congrats to the family Britton!

Sick of Red Sox-Yankees? Then watch Orioles-Royals ALCS | FOX Sports
Rosenthal has a point. If you want the networks to stop slobbering all over the Sawx & Yanks you gotta give 'em the eyeballs (and, by extension: the ad $$$) they want when other teams are playing.

Royals vs. Orioles: Looking ahead at the 2014 ALCS - CBSSports.com
Preview. Get'cha ALCS preview.

Five questions for American League Championship Series - ESPN
Tim Kurkjian's ponderin' the ALCS.

The Orioles have the look of a champion. | SportsonEarth.com : Anthony Castrovince Article
But...do they have 'The Eye of the Tiger'? /jams out to the Survivor song

Buck Showalter and Managing the Postseason | FanGraphs Baseball
In Buck We Trust

Where Amazing Happens: Why the MLB Playoffs Have Been Insanely Exciting "
I'll tell you why: Orioles Magic!

Baseball Prospectus | Playoff Prospectus: Quartet of Consequence: The Four Plays That Keyed An ALDS Sweep
Subscriber article. Res ipsa loquitur.

Miguel Cabrera vs. Jonathan Schoop | FanGraphs Baseball
Delmon's hit put the runs the O's needed on the board, but this play may have allowed the O's even a chance at winning the game.

Postseason Paychecks Are All About Sharing - NYTimes.com
A look at how postseason bonuses are distributed among players and other members of the organization.

The Postseason Strike Zone, Thus Far, Vizualized | FanGraphs Baseball
/Keanu Reeves 'Whoa'. Neat graphic.

Nelson Cruz Switches Agents – MLB Trade Rumors
Had to figure that was coming after the advice he received last off-season.

PODCASTS for your listening enjoyment:

NPR's All Things Considered interviews ESPN's Keith Law about the evolution of Dan Duquette.

http://www.npr.org/2014/10/06/354124245/orioles-manager-dan-duquettes-comeback-story-is-fit-for-baseball

The Jonah Keri Podcast talks to Britt Ghiroli about the O's

http://espn.go.com/espnradio/grantland/player?id=11655223