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The Schmuck Stops Here

The Schmuck Stops Here Peter Schmuck's musings on the local and national sports scene
Orioles facing a painful truth with options lacking to replace top starter Chris Tillman

When the decision was made Tuesday night to put Chris Tillman on the disabled list, there was no good option to replace him.

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Peter Schmuck’s Orioles grades for the week of Aug. 15-21

Every week, Orioles columnist Peter Schmuck will grade the performance of the Orioles in five categories. The letter grades are not directly tied to any particular statistic, but are representative of a cumulative evaluation of everything – tangible or intangible – that falls under that particular category.

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Terps football feeling the Maryland heat, but no reason for heat to be on DJ Durkin yet

DJ Durkin knew that it would be no easy task to turn Maryland into a Big Ten title contender.

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Peter Schmuck’s Orioles grades for the week of Aug. 8-14

Every week, Orioles columnist Peter Schmuck will grade the performance of the Orioles in five categories. The letter grades are not directly tied to any particular statistic, but are representative of a cumulative evaluation of everything – tangible or intangible – that falls under that particular category.

Click on the photos above to see the team's grades.

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Obvious fail in Orioles loss reveals serious flaw in MLB replay rules

Everybody in the MASN television audience clearly saw what the four umpires didn't during Saturday night's game between the Orioles and San Francisco Giants. That should be another wakeup call for Major League Baseball concerning its very flawed video review system.

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There is nothing left for Michael Phelps to prove

This is the way it should end for Michael Phelps. He has conquered Olympic Everest. He has completed an unparalleled 16-year athletic odyssey and just stuck the landing. What more could anyone want?

He knows that, at least intellectually.

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