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Orioles notes and observations (deflating series, Johnson, Valencia, O'Day)
After covering baseball for years, I’m always reluctant to proclaim the sky is falling on a team or, as Orioles manager Buck Showalter likes to say, pull the dirt up around them. One of the beauties of the sport is its length and the importance of staying as consistent as possible through six months of play. A bad game, bad series, bad week easily can be wiped away by a well timed hot streak.
By Dan Connolly
September 13, 2013