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O's win! Ubaldo is sent to the island of misfit arms. Can we start daydreaming of October baseball? Off-season reflections. And more!

Love that grin
Love that grin
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Let's just start off with this nugget:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Chris Tillman: 14th straight start allowing 3 ER or fewer, longest <a href="https://twitter.com/Orioles">@Orioles</a> streak since Ben McDonald in 1993 (14).</p>&mdash; ESPN Stats &amp; Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNStatsInfo/statuses/501936089045929984">August 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Neat!

Baltimore Orioles at Chicago White Sox - August 19, 2014 | MLB.com BAL Recap
Recap

School of Roch: Jimenez going to bullpen
...and there was much rejoicing.

Do the Orioles have what it takes to succeed in October? | SportsonEarth.com : Anthony Castrovince Article
I had a dream last night where I was in attendance for the O's clinching something. The catcher ran out and hugged the pitcher and there was a player dogpile. Don't know specifically what they had just won, but I seem to recall being dressed rather warmly, so there's that...

Orioles Buzz: Jon Shepherd: On horses, zebras and why projections matter (unless they don't)
Argue this again if you must.

PressboxOnline: The Orioles' Best Offseason Acquisition
Nelson Cruz may be leading the AL in home runs, but Stan 'The Fan' Charles has another pick for the Orioles' best offseason acquisition.

Is Schoop the Orioles' Best Second Baseman... Ever? - BSL
One day...perhaps!

OriolesNation Mailbag: 8/11 - 8/17
Questions submitted to Orioles Nation for the week of 8/11 - 8/17. Topics include Majors, Minors, Transactions, etc.

Camden Depot: Arrivals and Departures: 8/19/2014
Your up-to-date listing of who has Options remaining.

Leverage Matters: When to Invest in the Bullpen – The Hardball Times
Not about the O's specifically, but a solid examination of how and when to deploy a 'pen.

Happy 38th birthday, Eugene Kingsale. On this date in 2012, the O's were 66-56 and 6 games out in the AL East. In 1997 the O's stood at 79-44, 5 games up in the AL East.