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The World Series is ready to go, the Orioles news is light, and it’s Anthony Santander’s birthday

New York Mets v Baltimore Orioles Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images

Happy Monday, Camden Chatters! If you are visiting this page for Orioles news, I regret that I have none to pass on. But after some dramatic baseball over the weekend, the World Series matchup is set: Rays vs. Dodgers.

The Rays fought off the Astros in game seven to advance to just their second World Series in team history. Their first was in 2008 when they lost to the Phillies. I do like the idea of a team winning that has never won before. With 40 wins in the regular season, the Rays were the top seed in the American League.

The Dodgers were also the top seed in the National League, so we’re getting the best of the best in this year’s World Series. The Dodgers knocked off the Braves last night, ending the WS hopes for former Oriole Nick Markakis. Sorry, Nick. The Dodgers last won the World Series in 1988, 10 years before the Rays came into existence.

The World Series starts tomorrow at 8 p.m. and, unlike the series prior, includes the traditional off days after games two and five.

So, who ya got?

Links

O's face some tough calls on 40-man adds before Rule 5 - Steve Melewski
The Orioles have a pretty long list of players who are currently eligible to be selected in the rule 5 draft. Who will they protect?

Draft selections impressing in fall instructional camp - School of Roch
I don't expect them to release any information about which Orioles are big disappointments in the instructional camp, but it's still nice to get something about the Orioles right now.

Looking at Possible ETAs for Adley Rutschman - Baltimore Sports and Life
Do you think we'll see Adley Rutschman in 2021? Or will we have to wait?

Speaking of Adley, it seems the guy is a Tik Tok-er (do they call people that? I’m an old). You might find his work enjoyable:

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You are birthday buddies with current Most Valuable Oriole, Anthony Santander! Santander is celebrating his 26th birthday today. I think I speak for all Orioles fans when I say I can’t wait to see what Santander can do next year.

It’s also the birthday of former Orioles José Bautista (yes, that one), Oswaldo Peraza, and Vic Roznovsky.