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The Orioles won their 81st game last night, which means that for the third year in a row you are rooting for a non-losing team. It's not so bad!

Watch the hands, lady!
Watch the hands, lady!
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In 2013 the Orioles won their 81st game on September 18th. In 2012 they got it on September 14th. This year they got it on September 3rd. This team is good, y'all. They currently have the second best record in all of baseball. Better than the Nationals or the Dodgers or the mighty Athletics. They are just two games behind the Angels for the best record overall. I think they can pass them, don't you?

Quick Thoughts on Recent Roster Changes | Camden Depot
Camden Depot breaks down the new additions to the Orioles.

Waiver Trade Deadline Analysis | Orioles Nation
Alex Conway also has some thoughts on the trades.

After Roster Expansions, How Will Buck Showalter Use Orioles' Depth | Press Box
Paul Folkemer breaks down the new additions to the team and how they will be used in-game.

Steve Melewski: Miguel Gonzalez on pitching shutout against Cincinnati
Last night was MiGo's big day! Read his quotes about the game here.

How I Would Construct The Orioles Playoff Rotation | Baltimore Sports Report
BSR chimes in with their thoughts on the postseason pitching rotation.

Kevin Gausman, SIERA, and Playoff Rookies | Baltimore Sports and Life
It seems that a young pitcher makes his mark on the league every year in the postseason. Is this the year Gausman make a national splash?

Looking Back on Miguel Gonzalez's Only Other Complete Game Shutout | Roar From 34
Matt takes a look at Miguel Gonzalez's last complete game, the one he threw in double-A. His teammate was Darren O'Day! How about that?

Today is the birthday of former Orioles Luis Lopez, Eddie Waitkus, and Doyle Alexander.

On this day in 2012, the Orioles had a "rain delay" in Toronto when the roof leaked during their game with the Blue Jays. They ended up destroying the Jays 12-0 in that game and, thanks to a Yankees loss, found themselves in first place for the first time since 1997.