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O's win! #Staff, nay...legit Ace?, '14 vs. '97, Jonesy PSA, Bridwell dominant, and more in today's edition of Bird Droppings!

Rob Carr

Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles - August 25, 2014 | BAL Recap
Your recap and highlights of last night's game

Camden Depot: Steve Pearce, Masher of Lefties and Inside Pitches
Masher of taters, as well

School of Roch: This, that and the other
Interesting to read that the O's were asking about a current Rays starter at the trade deadline.

O's rely on steady duo of Jones, Markakis - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN
Schoenfield takes a stroll down 2110 Eutaw Street

Adam Jones sees obstacles to more blacks playing Major League Baseball | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports
Good to hear Adam lend his voice (as well as his time and effort) to bringing attention to this.

Tillman stepping up into ace role - Stats & Info Blog - ESPN
#StaffAce, at least anyway.

Perspective Should Be Easy to Come By For Orioles Fans | Roar From 34
Comparing this season's losing streaks to those of '97.

Only Nationals should feel comfortable with position as playoff races heat up - MLB - Sporting News

Well, and the O's based on what the author says in the AL East portion of the article.

Bridwell Flirts with No-No Again, Keys Top Nats | Frederick Keys News

He can be as good as Bundy or Harvey in any given start. Hopefully all of that talent can reach fruition next season while he is, likely, with AA Bowie.

MLBAM Chief Says Local Broadcasts May Be Available On Mobile | FanGraphs Baseball

Blackouts will remain in effect, but it's good to see some chipping away at MLB's broadcast policies.

Should MLB Create a Trade Exemption? | FanGraphs Baseball

An interesting idea

On this date in 1966, the O's hit back-to-back pinch hit home runs vs. the Red Sox in the 9th to tie the game up at 2-2. They would go on to win 3-2 in 12 innings. In 2011, Joe Girardi and the Yankees throw a fit over the O's proposal for how to deal with make-up games as a result of the impending landfall of Hurricane Irene. In 2012 the O's acquire Joe Saunders from the Diamondbacks.