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Comeuppance for the Jays and the Royals? More please. This is what qualifies for excitement for some Orioles fans these days. Count me in. Playoffs are the only game in town until Arizona Fall ball kicks off next week and today's menu features a marathon of playoff baseball with all four divisional series in action beginning at 12:45 PM>

What is the next step for Orioles pitching prospect Dylan Bundy? - Baltimore Sun Dylan Bundy's throwing off a mound again. Joy!

Orioles' Buck Showalter Thinks Manny Machado Deserves MVP Consideration (Pressbox)
Consideration? Sure.

School of Roch: This, that and the other
What does the future hold for Jason Garcia?

Camden Depot: Blueprint For The 2016 Orioles (Option 3): Building Major League Depth And A Minor League System The folks at Camden Depot continue their series on re-tooling the O's.

The Delicious Unfairness of the Wild Card | FanGraphs Baseball
Finger lickin good.

Adam Wainwright calls out Fox for erectile dysfunction ads during playoffs | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports
Thank goodness we have the St. Louis Cardinal defending us from encroaching moral decay.

Dave McNally was 2-0 in World Series games played on October 9. In 1966, his shutout of the Dodgers completed a surprising sweep for the first Baltimore World Series Championship. McNally also defeated the Pirates 5-3 in 1971. That snot nosed little punk who shall not be named ruined the ALCS on this day in 1996. The O's signed J.J. Hardy to a three year, $40 million extension on this day in 2014.

Birdland birthday wishes go out to Brian Roberts and Chaz Roe and happy birthday to journeyman Jason Pridie, wherever he may be.