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Mike Hargrove in simpler times
Mike Hargrove in simpler times
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No newsy Orioles news to speak of, but there are other things...kings, cabbages and the like.

School of Roch: Christian Walker on his second half improvement
Roch shelves the omnibus post for a day in order to take a look at a man who could potentially be seeing a lot of playing time next season.

Baltimore Orioles: Draft Analysis - 2001 - Birds Watcher Not a piece to look at if you're headed for your happy place. The Syd Thrift era is notable for heaps of squandered draft picks.

Camden Depot: Rumor Has It...2016 Orioles Edition (10/26/15) A closer look at some prospective free agents linked to the O's this past week

Orioles had a better way to look for a manager | CSN Mid-Atlantic
Frankly, this sounds like madness to me and I think the results bear that out.

Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais' hiring continues a troubling trend of no experience necessary | FOX Sports
Are old school managers a discrete and insular minority?

Not a terribly significant day in Orioles history, but as a baseball fan, it's hard to believe it's been 30 years since the famous Don Denkinger call in the 1985 World Series.

It's the birthday of former manager Mike Hargrove. I really disliked the era of teams he coached, but looking back at the talent he had to work with, it's sort of hard to not a feel a bit of sympathy. Wayne Garland also has a birthday today. Garland achieved the rare feat of winning 20 games and losing 19 in back to back seasons. Fortunately, the 19 loss season came in service of the Indians.