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Exhale. Our long Natinal nightmare is over.

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Shed not a tear for the Natinals. The Dodgers booked their way to the NLCS with a 4-3 defeat of the Nats at Nats Park and the region is again deprived of World Series baseball. C'est la vie.

...and in AFL news the Peoria Javelinas defeated the Scottsdale Scorpions 5-2. D.J. Stewart walked three times while Adrian Marin esingled, walked and stole a base.

Orioles' Kim Hyun-soo gets hero's welcome after solid rookie season Kim returned home and there was much rejoicing.

A look at O's players headed to winter ball (plus other notes) - Steve Melewski I don't know if this means anything, but Bobby Dickerson is managing Los Gigantes del Cibao in the Dominican Winter League and Aderlin Rodriguez and Garanez Rosa will be among his charges. Los Tigres del Licey will feature Jomar Reyes and Yermin Mercedes.

Fan-friendly and consistent, Adam Jones approaching legend status in Baltimore | CSN Mid-Atlantic
"Adam Jones is one of the best players in Orioles history. He's also one of the most fan-friendly. But what does the future have in-store?'

Camden Depot: BORAS (Position Players): 2017 Update The good folks at Camden Depot have developed a nifty compensation predictor.

On this day in 1969, the Orioles were shutout 5-0 by the Mets to fall behind 2-1 in the World Series. The Orioles were shutout 4-0 by the Pirates in game 5 of the World Series on this day in 1971.

It's the birthday of 1979 World Series super stud Kiko Garcia.