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Your Off-Season O of the Day: All Time Orioles Saves Leader Gregg Olson (photo by Karl Merton Ferron)
Your Off-Season O of the Day: All Time Orioles Saves Leader Gregg Olson (photo by Karl Merton Ferron)

MLB.com spreads lies!
The title of this article is "O's hope to re-sign two free agents: Club has exclusive rights to Baez, Hendrickson for 15 Days." I was ready to be all WTF but the article makes no mention of the O's wanting Baez. -Stacey

Arizona Fall League recap -- Nov. 4
Brandons Waring and Snyder had one hit a piece but the Desert Dogs fell to the Peoria Saguaros 3-2. -Stacey

Curse of the Moose?
So THAT'S why the Yankees hadn't won the World Series since 2000. -Stacey

Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing Ripken’s ‘8’
So here is one of the doofuses who stole Cal's 8. Yeah, that picture looks about how I imagined it. -Stacey

Camden Yards Facelift
$10M has been approved for "structural improvements" at OPaCY. I hadn't noticed it falling down, but it is a reminder that our beautiful "new" stadium is going to be 18 years old next year. -Stacey

Let the rush of new free-agent class begin | MLB.com: News
Players can file for free agency starting tomorrow, followed by 15 days of exclusivity by the FA's 2009 team. The free-for-all begins Nov 20th. Big names on the market are Jason Bay, Matt Holliday, Miguel Tejada, Chone Figgins, Adrian Beltre, Johnny Damon, and Hideki Matsui. -Stacey

Commissioner pleased with drama playoffs have provided -- chicagotribune.com
Oh shove off, Bud. -Stacey

Braves sign reliever Scott Proctor, agent says  | ajc.com
The Braves have been busy bees. They just signed reliever Scott Proctor to a one year deal and will be announcing their extension with Tim Hudson soon. -Stacey

Yankees Ensure Pennant By Signing Every Player In Baseball
A classic Onion article. -Stacey

Hey, Yankees, you can take your apology and your trophy and shove 'em straight up your Open Thread!