KudO's to ...
-Former Oriole Mike Mussina on finally becoming a 20-game winner. Should Mussina retire he'll be going out in style. Roar from 34 has said it before, but it bears repeating: Moose Was a Great Bird.
-The Tampa Bay Rays and Milwaukee Brewers for clinching playoff spots in 2008. O's fans should be able to appreciate the post-season payoff for two clubs that have endured decade-long streaks of losing seasons.
-Former Oriole Arthur Rhodes, who helped the Marlins play the spoiler role against the Mets on Sunday.
-The Pittsburgh Pirates. Somebody's gotta give these guys some love. We feel your pain, Pittsburgh. But here's hoping that your football team doesn't do anything to cheer you up on Monday night.
UPDATED: An extra Kud"O" to NL batting champion Chipper Jones for recognizing the greatness of Eddie Murray as evidenced in the following comment: "When I was growing up, there were two guys that I wanted to be mentioned with, when I was done playing -- Mickey Mantle and Eddie Murray."