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Summer's (unofficially) over. Back to work. Or, back to Open Threading while at work.

Would draw way more walks than the real Adam Jones thanks to a minuscule strike zone
Would draw way more walks than the real Adam Jones thanks to a minuscule strike zone
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Hardy day to day after leaving with lower back spasms | News
Not what we want to hear as the O's head into September.

School of Roch: More on the call-ups, Pearce and the taxi squad

Roch runs down the reinforcements being added to the roster

Kevin Gausman is Consistently Inconsistent - Baltimore Sports and Life

Which is better than consistently bad. Which is what Ubaldo was. Which is why Gaus has a rotation slot.

The 30: For the Orioles, Cardinals, Jays, and Rangers, Timing Is Everything "

Jonah Keri's weekly power rankings

White Sox trade Alejandro De Aza to Orioles for prospects Mark Blackmar, Miguel Chalas - Minor League Ball

John Sickles breaks down the De Aza trade.

Ubaldo Jimenez, ineffectively wild - Beyond the Box Score

The grim truth of the matter.

Keys Q&A with Steven Brault, Right-handed starting pitcher - The Frederick News-Post : Sports

Better Know a Baby Bird: Steven Brault Edition. He's a lefty though, headline writer person.

Happy Birthday, Jason Hammel and the late Drungo Hazewood. On this date in 1974 the O's take both ends of a double header vs. the Red Sox by the final of 1-0. In 1999, Cal Ripken, Jr. hit the 400th HR of his career. In 2012 Mark Reynolds mashes two homers in Yankee Stadium in an 8-3 O's victory. Entering this date in 2012 the O's record was 73-59. In 1997 their record stood at 85-49.