About Last Night
Bryon Buxton's first RBI lifts Twins past Orioles - USA Today
"Byron Buxton picked up his first major league RBI with a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning, and the Twins extended their dominance of the Baltimore Orioles with a 3-2 victory Saturday night."
(Upcoming) Obligatory Daily Roster Move
Chaz Roe nearing Orioles return on September 1 or 2 : Fantasy News
"Orioles pitcher Chaz Roe is nearly ready to return to the team. Roe has been on the disabled list since August 10 with tendinitis in his right shoulder. The schedule, per MASN, is for Roe to throw a simulated game while the team is in Texas, August 28 through 30."
In Other News
Orioles notebook: J.J. Hardy remains in lineup despite groin discomfort - Baltimore Sun
"I think it's a bit of an understatement I think to say it's been a grind," J.J. Hardy said before testing his groin prior to batting practice Saturday. "I'm just trying to get through it, get my body right, get my swing right, do anything I can." Except take a few days off to try and get healthier. That's apparently off the table as an option.
Does Jon Schoop still watch the Little League World Series? You bet he does. "Yeah, I pay attention to it. In fact, I just finished watching Australia beat the Dominican. (Jimmy) Paredes and Manny (Machado) watched it with me. I watch at home too -- as many games as I can."
"Hundreds of people lined up outside of BARCS for a chance to get an Orioles autograph and the 7th annual Orioles pet calendar! The calendar features photos of Orioles players with their pets and BARCS animals." I have no idea why that first sentence ends in an exclamation point.
"Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Saturday from the Reds and then issued one to the Orioles as part of MLB's ongoing series of awareness moments." It's a video, so take note which Orioles player gets called out by name.
Birthdays and History
Happy Birthday to former Orioles Alejandro Freire, Casey Blake, Raul Casanova, Jeff Manto, Mike Boddicker, Ed Barnowski, John Morris, and Hall of Famer George Kell. They share this birthday with French King Louis XVI, satirist Mark Russell, Reddkins QB Sonny Jurgensen, The Who's Keith Moon, Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, Rick Springfield, Shelley Long, Queen Noor of Jordan, comedian/sports talk radio host Jay Mohr, Kobe Bryant, and Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin.
On this day in Orioles history... not much happened. Seriously. Go look it up if you don't believe me.
1305 - William Wallace, Scottish patriot, is executed for high treason by Edward I of England.
1796 - African Methodist Episcopal Church incorporated
1850 - 1st national women's rights convention convenes in Worcester Mass
1939 - USSR & Germany sign a non-aggression pact
1940 - German Luftwaffe begins night bombing on London
1996 - Osama bin Laden issues message entitled 'A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places.'
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