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<a href="">Your Off-Season Daily O: Nolan Reimold</a>
Your Off-Season Daily O: Nolan Reimold

Eye on the O's, ear on Ravens
"You might have thought that attendance at the Orioles' final game of the year was enough evidence to establish a Baltimore sports fan's loyalty. But you would have been wrong. From the box seats to the bleachers, even as the Orioles delivered an inspired extra-inning victory over the Toronto Blue Jays to end their season, fans cupped their ears and hunched over BlackBerrys for updates of the Ravens' clash with the New England Patriots." I just about broke my TV remote switching between the two myself. - duck

New attendance low for Camden Yards
"For the second consecutive season, the Orioles have set a new Camden Yards low in attendance. With an announced 17,969 at the finale Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Orioles drew 1,907,163, in 81 games, a dropoff from the previous low in 2008 (1,950,077), when they had 78 home dates." Everyone who's surprised, raise your hand. Yeah, that's what I thought. - duck

Carpenter, Hill voted comeback players of year
"Chris Carpenter has been voted NL comeback player of the year and Aaron Hill has won the AL award." Well, isn't that special. - duck

Steve Henderson out as Rays hitting coach
"The Tampa Bay Rays have fired hitting coach Steve Henderson following a season in which the Rays set team records for runs, home runs, on-base percentage and walks." Seems manager Joe Maddon wasn't thrilled with th eteam's situational hitting. Please, Dave Trembley, borrow this idea. - duck

Free Agents: Tampa Bay Rays have decision to make about Carl Crawford and B.J. Upton
"Carl Crawford and the Rays are saying the right things about an extension, but the presence of B.J. Upton and rising prospect Desmond Jennings puts the Rays in position to trade either Crawford or Upton this winter." Oh, no, a division rival may lose a good player. Boo hoo. And I am loving the fact we have our outfield locked up for the next 3 years.- duck

Free Agents: Erik Bedard, Free Agent at the End of the Season
"The Mariners were willing to give up Adam Jones, Chris Tillman, and George Sherrill for Bedard, even though they knew that Bedard was going to be a free agent after the 2009 season. But now, as Bedard plans to explore the free agent market for the first time, he will not be greeted by the lavish multi-year contracts the best pitchers are met with." - duck

Free Agents: The Market For Jason Bay
"To be honest with you, when things were going well I didn’t think I was going to break the bank and when things got real bad I wasn’t thinking I’ve ruined my season by any means. I am pretty good at taking things for what it is everyday and I never, even at this point, I am not thinking with every RBI I get I am adding an extra X amount . . . I don’t buy into that stuff." Not that we're in the market for outfielders, but ya never know...- duck

Who's the man? Huh? Who's the man? Wait till I get another Open Thread! I'm a line ya friends up right beside you! Where ya at, huh? Where ya at?