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The Orioles return home after a disappointing, disheartening road trip, but still remain in the thick of it. With Manny Machado, Chris Davis and Adam Jones they'll always have puncher's chance, but will somebody else step up? I don't know. I'm asking for a friend.

School of Roch: Orioles preparing to call up Henry Urrutia and Steve Clevenger
So, it should now be clear that Dan Duquette is executing roster moves with the aid of a ouija board...

Chris Davis and the Orioles Hanging in Playoff Hunt | FanGraphs Baseball
Daily baseball statistical analysis and commentary.

Toronto's constant winning could actually help O's get into the postseason (Orioles Uncensored)
"Truly you have a dizzying intellect..."

Camden Depot: Yes, Orioles Should Keep Jason Garcia In The Bullpen or The Garcia Chronicles Revisited

Jimmy Paredes Has Turned Back Into a Pumpkin - Baltimore Sports and Life If you haven't said it out loud, you've thought it and Daniel Moroz gives it a name.

Where the Difference Has Been for Manny Machado | FanGraphs Baseball
Do you like it when Jeff Sullivan writes about the Orioles? Yeah? Me too.

On this day in 1941, Jonas Gaines of the Baltimore Elite Giants struck out 19 in a 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Stars. In 2009, Felix Pie hit for the cycle in 16-6 massacre of the Angels and enjoyed it too much as far Mike Scioscia was concerned.

Today would be the 85th birthday of Earl Weaver. Jeremy "LIttle T-bone" Shelby celebrates a birthday today as does Alex Liddi...and who could forget Mike Cook?!