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Sunday Bird Droppings

Manny Machado gets a bit upset, Dan Duquette still believes the playoffs are a possibility, and the O's favorites in the LLWS make it to the finals.

That's just mean.
That's just mean.
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About Last Night

Wilson's RBI Fuels Rangers in 4-3 Win Over Orioles - ABC News
Bobby Wilson lined a tie-breaking single with two out in the sixth inning, and Adrian Beltre hit his 13th home run as the Texas Rangers beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 on Saturday night.

Manny Machado's fire erupts after no-check call to end Orioles loss - Baltimore Sun
“You’ve got to ask there, situation of the game. Changes the whole at-bat,” Machado said. “You’ve got to check on that. You can’t [not ask] in a game like that. That’s not supposed to be ended, but whatever. You can’t do [expletive] about it now.”

(Upcoming) Obligatory Daily Roster Move

Tides' Julio Borbon could be speed option for Birds in September - Baltimore Sun
"Julio Borbon remains a staple in the Tides lineup for a second straight year, with the former Texas Ranger batting .295 in his first 30 games before Friday to bring his season average to .275. Borbon hit his first home run of the season on Aug. 22, and had 21 steals on 29 attempts through Thursday. He could be a speed option off the bench for the Orioles in September."

In Other News

Orioles still seeking upgrades - MLB Daily Dish
"Despite being nine and a half games back of the Blue Jays in the AL East, the Baltimore Orioles are still looking to add talent to their roster, General Manager Dan Duquette told reporters."

Orioles notebook: Club backing Red Land Little League - Baltimore Sun
"A group of Orioles watched the U.S. Championship of the Little League World Series on Saturday afternoon in the visiting clubhouse and cheered when the Red Land (Pa.) team won in the bottom of the sixth to advance to Sunday's overall championship against Japan."

Birthdays and History

Happy Birthday to former Oriole Kris Foster. He shares it with...
580 - Mohammed, Arabic prophet/founder of Islam
1797 - Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein
1871 - Ernest Rutherford, physicist and father of nuclear physics (Nobel Prize, 1908)
1893 – LA Gov. Huey P Long
1908 - Fred MacMurray, American actor (Double Indemnity, My Three Sons)
1918 - Ted Williams, American baseball player
1919 - Kitty Wells, country singer
1930 - Warren Buffett, American business magnate
1943 - Jean Claude Killy, alpine skier
1943 - Robert Crumb, US, cartoonist
1971 - Lars Frederiksen, American guitarist
1972 - Cameron Diaz, American actress
1978 - Swizz Beatz, American rapper/producer
1982 - Andy Roddick, Austin Texas, American tennis player (2003 US Open champion)

Sorry, ran out of time to do history. Go look it up yourself.