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Tilly gets the nod. Steve looks to return. Jonesy gets some love. Wallace gets a nice profile. JJ gonna get paid. Oh, yeah...and the O's won for the 94th time this season. yawn.

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The revival of baseball in the Beltway - ESPN
Red Sox fans in the area have to root for someone this season. I suppose the Nats fit the bill for 'em...

O's lock in Tillman for ALDS Game 1 start |
The #StaffAce gets the nod.

Steve Pearce to take batting practice Wednesday, could return Thursday -
Orioles manager Buck Showater said he hopes first baseman Steve Pearce can return to the lineup for Thursday's series finale against the New York Yankees.

A Mentor Whose Experience Goes Far Beyond Pitching -
After a 2006 case of septic shock, Dave Wallace passed on jobs because he did not feel up to them physically. Now 67 and with the Orioles, he is the oldest pitching coach in the majors.

Camden Depot: A Statistical Look at Previous O's Rotations Since Baltimore's Last AL East Crown
It ain't purty.

Adam Jones' Value To Orioles Goes Beyond Offense:
While Nelson Cruz's numbers are impressive, Paul Folkemer says Adam Jones' contributions in the outfield and as a team leader shouldn't be overlooked.

J.J. Hardy likes playing for the Orioles, but "whatever happens, happens" in free agency | HardballTalk
J.J. Hardy is on the verge of a big payday, but will it be from the Orioles?

School of Roch: Orioles release 2015 spring training schedule
Schedule that vacation. Book that flight and hotel.

Today's birthdays consist of: Rafael Palmerio, Kevin Millar, and Travis Ishikawa. On this date in 1955 the O's swept a double header, handing the Washington Senators their 99th & 100th losses of the season. In 1971 the O's clinched the Division and Mike Cuellar earned his 20th Win in game 1 of a double header. Pat Dobson would join Cuellar in the 20 Win club in game 2. Dave McNally notched his 20th win 3 days earlier, and Jim Palmer would round out the 4/20 club 2 days later on 9/26.