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It's finally here! The Orioles start their postseason tonight at 5:30.

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Who's going to the game tonight? Where are you sitting? I'll be my usual section 334, row 2. See you at the Yard, and don't forget to wear orange!

Camden Depot: The Tigers' Four-Headed Monster
They have these hitters, see. And they're good. Should we be more scared of those guys more than the pitchers?

Breaking Down Matchups In The Orioles-Tigers Division Series: Part 2
Paul compares the defense and offense of the Orioles and Tigers, and makes his ALDS winner prediction. I won't spoil it for you, but someone is sleeping on the couch tonight.

On night before American League Division Series, Brooks Robinson visits Orioles - baltimoresun.com
The current Orioles got to spend some time with Brooks Robinson yesterday, with Brooks imparting some wisdom.

Duquette has made the most of second chance in game | orioles.com
Dan Duquette is an awkward weirdo, but he's OUR awkward weirdo.

Steve Melewski: Hardy on intensity, Cruz on crowd, Scherzer on facing the O's and more
Quotes from today on the ALDS. They're pumped! So am I.

ALDS preview: Orioles try to knock Tigers off their playoff pedestal | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Will the Tigers bullpen implode (again)? Can the Orioles get revenge against a team that dominated them early in the season?

Adam Jones: Orioles already jinxed doubters | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
The SI cover can't jinx them, according to Jones, because nobody thought they were supposed to be here anyway.

Orioles Post-Season Drink Specials - Baltimore magazine
If you're going out before or after the game, maybe one of these places will hit the spot.

Today is the birthday of former Orioles Victor Santos and Jose Morban. If you don't remember them, it's OK. They each played just one season for the Orioles in the early-mid 2000s.

On this day in 2012, Chris Davis homered in his sixth straight game as the Orioles beat the Rays 1-0.

Thanks to Baseball Reference for the birthdays and historical facts.