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Caleb Joseph hit a ball hard for the fifth game in a row, the O's second-best starter gets demoted for their worst starter, and Gregg Olson likes these Orioles. The Otter knows, people.

Rick Dempsey does Rick Dempsey things.
Rick Dempsey does Rick Dempsey things.
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Baltimore Orioles pound St. Louis Cardinals, 10-3 - The Washington Post
"After a 10-3 drilling of the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday afternoon, these first-place Orioles are partying like it’s 1979. Or at least their fans are."

Orioles option Gonzalez to make room for Ubaldo | News
"Ubaldo Jimenez made his first start since July 5 on Saturday afternoon, and to make room on the roster, the Orioles optioned Miguel Gonzalez to Triple-A Norfolk." Gonzalez has the second lowest ERA among Orioles' starters since the All-Star Break.

Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph homers into history books -
"You know, sometimes you miss low but you hit it square and that's kind of where you get the home runs. But the most important thing is we won today and we created some more space [in] first place, so that's really the most important thing."

Orioles turnaround helps restore AL East's reputation - MLB - Sporting News
"Baltimore’s record entering Saturday’s game — 66-49 — was the third-best record in all of baseball, behind only the A’s and Angels. This no longer is a division anyone can win. It’s a division the Orioles can run away with, especially if they play like they did Friday against St. Louis." And Saturday.

MLB Power Rankings: Baltimore Orioles up to No. 4 |
Some guy in Jersey things only three MLB teams are better than the O's. And we just took four out of six against one of them.

Surhoff, former Orioles feel Orioles pride returning | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
Gregg Olson on Buck Showalter: "I knew when Buck came in that he would do things, kind of square it up and get his people in. His people, usually veteran guys, they knew what they’re doing. They’re easy to maintain. That’s pretty much what he’s done. It didn’t take very long."

The Orioles celebrate their 60th anniversary -
Here's the full 35 minute version of the video shown Friday night.

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Dan Johnson, Sal Fasano, and Bob Chakales.

On this date in Orioles history...

In 1969, "Mike Cuellar's (15-9) string of 35 straight batters retired is ended by Cesar Tovar, who also spoils Cuellar's no-hit bid in a 2 - 0 win against the Twins. Tovar has the only hit in a game for the third time, and the second time this season."

In 1976, " Jim Palmer one-hits the Twins, as the O's win, 2 - 0. Mike Cubbage's single in the 2nd is the only hit."

In 1996, "Eddie Murray blasts his 18th career grand slam, highlighting an 8-run 9th inning, as Baltimore beats the White Sox, 13 - 4. Murray's slam ties him for 2nd place with Willie McCovey."

In 1999, "The Orioles defeat the Devil Rays, 17 - 1. All nine Baltimore starters score at least one run and reach base at least twice. SS Mike Bordick leads the attack with four hits, including two doubles, and five RBI."

Richard Mason: Open Thread, Mr. Dundee. Home to seven million people.

Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee: That's incredible. Imagine seven million people all wanting to live together. Yeah, Open Thread must be the friendliest place on earth.