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Postseason chugs on with the Tigers tying the series 2-2 last night and the Dodgers staying alive with a win. But this is Birdland, where the off season is in full swing.

Greg Fiume

Adair won't be back; Orioles looking for new pitching coach - baltimoresun.com
Rick Adair will not be back as Orioles pitching coach. Any ideas on who could replace him?

O’s Broadcaster Spotlight: "Drunk Gary Thorne" | Eutaw Street Report
You can tell it's the offseason when stuff like this gets written. Also, it was apparently written by that dude who dresses up like an Orioles themed wrestler and walks around Camden Yards pretty much naked.

Making the Orioles a Champion in 2014: Starting Pitchers - Part 1 | Camden Depot
This post is all about how terrible the starting pitching was. Maybe terrible is extreme, but Mr. Nate Delong isn't a fan.

Steve Melewski: For Orioles and plenty of other teams, pursuit of an ace pitcher continues
One thing is for sure, the pitching in the postseason has made me confident that even if the Orioles could have gotten there, they would have been demolished.

PressBoxOnline.com: The Orioles' Most Easily Replaceable Players
Paul Folkemer breaks down the 16 most replaceable Orioles of 2013 -- from Wilson Betemit and Michael Morse to Jairo Asencio and Mike Belfiore.

Happy birthday to former Orioles Kelly ParisJim Hutto, and Ken Dixon!

On this day in both 1971 and 1979, the Pirates beat the Orioles in game seven of the World Series.