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Monday Bird Droppings: The O's slip towards a last stand

The O's played a disappointing series this past weekend, but hey, there'll be a solar eclipse in the US today. In today's links, Tillman talks his outing, and a little bit of looking ahead towards next year.

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So, that series didn't go so well. If you've been hanging on to the sliver of hope that a little Orioles Magic at home would propel the Birds into the post season, then...oof. I mean, the O's didn't get blown out, but it seems like their vital components are never working in concert when the chips are down.

The A's come to town for a three game series before the O's go back on the road for a series against the Red Sox. This would be the moment where teams of the Dark Days would fall into an irretrievable tailspin.

Chris Tillman on his outing, Chris Davis on missed chances - Steve Melewski
It was all there for the taking...

Angels at Orioles: Series Recap —
"BMOREcenter recaps the series loss to the Angels over the weekend."

The 2018 Orioles Roster Seems Largely Known - Aside From SP - Baltimore Sports and Life There's quite a bit of money coming off the books in the offseason. How will the O's address their shortcomings?

On this day in 1963, Luis Aparicio became the first major leaguer in nearly 20 years to reach 300 steals as the O's polished off the Angels in a three game sweep. On this day 40 years ago, Brooks Robinson retired. The 40 year old legend had been limited to less than 100 games in the 1976-77 seasons.

Jerry DaVanon celebrates abirthday as does former farmhand Sean Gleason.