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Okay, maybe “tragedy” is a bit of an exaggeration. But first poor Brandon Fahey, despite getting his slash stats up to .241/.267/.345, has been sent to Norfolk, the O’s AAA affiliate. And then George “Captain Overrated” Sherrill blew another save by loading the bases in the bottom of the ninth and walking in the winning run. The Orioles came back from 5-1 in the ninth and he walked in the winning run. It is unconscionable that he was not traded for prospects at the trading deadline. Were I the Orioles GM, I would have taken $30 and a ham sandwich for Sherrill. Actually, were I the Orioles GM, I probably would have had him taken out back and shot a month ago. In any event, the loss of Brandon Fahey pains me more. I was really starting to like the little guy. I don’t know why we sent him down. I mean, I do, but I don’t like it. It’s obvious that Alex Cintron and Juan Castro are not the future at shortstop. Why even bother with a 36-year-old infielder on a team that is clearly not going to make the playoffs this year? Good luck in Norfolk, Fahey. And come back soon (You could have Sherrill’s spot, or Sarfate’s, if it were up to me).