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The O's didn't lose, it's still really wet, and Chris Davis isn't happy. That can't be a good thing.

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Chris Davis voted Most Valuable Oriole -
Chris Davis has been voted the winner of the 2015 Louis M. Hatter Most Valuable Oriole Award. He will be honored in an on-field ceremony before Sunday's season finale against the New York Yankees.

Yankees-Orioles game called by rain; will play 2 on Saturday
After clinching an AL wild-card berth on Thursday night with a 4-1 win over Boston, the Yankees had their game Friday against the Orioles postponed by rain. The makeup will be made up as part of a split doubleheader Saturday. The starting times at 12:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m.

Chris Davis is upset Orioles haven’t offered him an extension | HardballTalk
Orioles slugger Chris Davis was named the team MVP today for the second time in three years and a couple hours later the impending free agent expressed frustration that the front office has not approached him about a contract extension to remain in Baltimore.

Orioles notebook: Jonathan Schoop's hand still swollen, feeling better - Baltimore Sun
Second baseman Jonathan Schoop's right hand was still swollen Friday, one day after he was hit with a pitch in the first inning of Thursday's 6-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. But Schoop is still hoping that he can get back in the starting lineup.

Take a Good Look This Weekend Fans, Baltimore Orioles Will Look a Lot Different in 2016 | Orioles 101 | Sports Media 101
If you are a fan of the Baltimore Orioles, there is no doubt you have already had this conversation with someone, "what is this team going to look like next year?" O's fans should take a good look this weekend as the Orioles play their final three games of the season, because the team will look a lot different in 2016.

Caleb Joseph visits Western Tech - Baltimore Sun
Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph visited the school for an assembly hosted by AT&T as part of It Can Wait campaign.

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Mike Belfiore and Mike Johnson. They share this birthday with 1900 - Thomas Wolfe, author; 1941 - Chubby Checker, rocker; 1949 - Lindsey Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac guitarist/singer; 1954 - Stevie Ray Vaughan, guitar virtuoso; 1954 - Al Sharpton, minister; 1959 - Fred Couples, American golfer and Masters Champion; 1962 - Tommy Lee, American musician and amateur filmmaker; 1964 - Clive Owen, British actor; 1969 - Gwen Stefani, singer, No Doubt; 1972 - Lajon Witherspoon, singer, Sevendust; 1973 - Neve Campbell, actress and 1973 - Lena Headey, actress

On this day in Baltimore baseball history:

1926 - Thirty years before Don Larsen would accomplish the feat, Claude "Red" Grier of the Atlantic City Bacharach Giants pitches a post-season no-hitter against the Chicago American Giants, walking six and striking out eight in Baltimore's Maryland Park. Grier had been shelled in the 2nd inning of Game 2 the day before, but has no trouble today, winning 10 - 0.

1972 - Roric Harrison homers as Baltimore beats Cleveland 4 - 3 in the second game of a doubleheader. With the designated hitter rule on the horizon, it will be the last home run hit by an American League pitcher until interleague play 25 years later.

1986 - The Baltimore Orioles lose to Detroit, 6 - 3, assuring the Orioles of their first last-place finish since moving from St. Louis in 1954. Unfortunately, it was not the last.

Also on this day in history:

2333 BC - The state of Gojoseon (Modern-day Korea) founded by Dangun Wanggeom during the reign of the Chinese Emperor Yao.

1283 - Dafydd ap Gruffydd, prince of Gwynedd in Wales, becomes the first person executed by being hanged, drawn and quartered.

1906 - SOS adopted as warning signal by 1st conference on wireless telegraphy

1974 - Watergate trial begins

1990 - Reunification of East & West Germany. West German flag raised above Brandenburg Gate on the stroke of midnight

1995 - OJ Simpson found not guilty in murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman in Los Angeles, California

Consider this your discussion space for Maryland vs Perdue in collegiate volleyball. Because God knows the Michigan vs Maryland football game won't be worth discussing.