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The bats disappeared, again, the rotation is set for Oakland, and Baltimore's RBI team makes its first World Series.

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About Last Night

Overturned Call Helps White Sox Beat Tillman, Orioles 4-2 - The New York Times
A foul ball turned into a tiebreaking RBI single and the decisive run, leaving the Chicago White Sox thanking Omar Narvaez and instant replay. Narvaez came through in his fifth major league game after the replay challenge, and the White Sox beat Chris Tillman and the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 Saturday night.

Showalter and other clubhouse quotes after 4-2 loss to Chicago - Steve Melewski
"They’ve got good stuff. If you look at their rotation, you could put their rotation up against anybody in the American League for sure. They’re impressive." - Buck Showalter

Tomorrow I'll switch the beat to avoid yesterday's dance

Orioles minor league report: Parker Bridwell taking well to relieving at Bowie - Baltimore Sun
Before right-hander Parker Bridwell allowed two runs on four hits in 1 2/3 innings Thursday at Reading, he'd shown an immediate aptitude for the bullpen. He had strung together 7 1/3 scoreless innings with 14 strikeouts over five appearances. The team is encouraged with his work as a reliever, and scouts believe his arsenal is playing up well in the shorter stints.

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother

Orioles' family affair: The highs, lows and in-betweens of brothers in the same organization - Baltimore Sun
Jonathan Schoop, pitcher Dylan Bundy and catcher Caleb Joseph all carry their brothers' fates in the Orioles minor leagues on their conscience as they navigate their own major league careers — a rare dynamic that could place them among the estimated 100 brothers to play together on the same major league team but is fraught with complications.

Orioles RBI team makes first appearance in World Series - Baltimore Sun
"It's going to teach them to be more like a team as opposed to individuals because everything that you do has to be done together for the most part," coach Bobby Gorsuch said by phone from Cincinnati on Thursday. "You can't have kids straggle throughout here and there. When you go to these events, you go as a team. You come back as a team. It's going to bring them together more."

Birthdays and History

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Ryan Lavarnway, Geronimo Gil, Jason Grimsley, Art Houtteman and Bob Alexander. They share today's birthday with famous people like 1742 Nathanael Greene, American Revoluntionary War General; 1876 Mata Hari [Margaretha Geertruida Zelle], Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan and WWI spy; 1942 Tobin Bell, American actor; 1958 Bruce Dickinson, singer, Iron Maiden; 1960 David Duchovny, American actor; 1975 Charlize Theron, South African actress and 1987 Sidney Crosby, Canadian hockey player.

On this day in Baltimore baseball history...

1901 - Ban Johnson suspends Baltimore 1B Burt Hart for striking umpire John Haskell yesterday, stating "This is the first time a player in the American League has struck an umpire, and it is an offense that cannot be overlooked." The 31-year-old Hart will never play again.

1998 - The Orioles pound the Twins, 16 - 9, as OF Brady Anderson gets five hits, including two doubles and two homers, drives home four runs and scores three.

On this day in world history...

1461 Ming Dynasty Chinese military general Cao Qin stages a coup against the Tianshun Emperor

1714 The Battle of Gangut: the first important victory of the Russian Navy during the Great Northern War against Sweden

1933 The Iraqi Government slaughters over 3,000 Assyrians in the village of Sumail. The day becomes known as Assyrian Martyrs Day.

1955 Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering, the precursor to Sony, begins selling its first transistor radios in Japan

1990 Operation Desert Shield begins - US deploys troops to Saudi Arabia

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