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I only watched a few minutes of the Ravens game—enough to see the Ed Reed pick that turned into a fumble and Indianapolis ball. Ouch.

To distract you, here's some news about dem O's, hon.

Baltimore Orioles show interest in Joe Crede - chicagotribune.com
The Trib says we're talking to Crede and going to move either Whhhhhigginton or Scott for relief pitching. -zk

PressBox: Media Guide: MASN Will Get Bigger And Better
The upcoming spring launch of MASN’s second HD channel, MASN2-HD, will allow the regional sports network to televise every Orioles and Nationals game -- that’s more than 320 games -- in "crystal-clear high definition." Last season, MASN aired 210 games live in HD on MASN-HD.

PressBox: Orioles Insider: A Fruitful Crop?
Pete Kerzel at Press Box discusses MacPhail's offseason moves and comes away smiling. -zk

MASNsports.com
Roch says the lines are incredibly long to purchase tickets at Ed Smith Stadium. The locals say it's similar to the turnout after the Reds traded for Ken Griffey Jr. And it looks like he's right...

Orioles spring training a hot ticket | HeraldTribune.com | Sarasota Florida | Southwest Florida's Information Leader
Mary and Joe Blade of Sarasota arrived at 4 a.m. Saturday morning to be first in line to get spring training tickets to the Baltimore Orioles games. "We wanted to be first in, first out," said Joe Blade.

Selig & Co. have fun trying to improve baseball - MLB - CBSSports.com Baseball
This "humorous" speculation on the Committee's attempts to improve baseball isn't really funny, but I enjoyed this fake quote:

Andy MacPhail: Last year, we fined Jonathan Papelbon, like, six hundred bucks for 320 violations of the unwritten, unspoken keep-things-moving-along rule. That had to hurt.

Plan Your Get Away On A Trip With AARP - Courant.com
June 4-6: For all you Red Sox fans, travel to Baltimore for two games between the Sox and the Baltimore Orioles. Upon arrival at the Days Inn Inner Harbor enjoy an "all-you-can-eat" Tailgate party. After walk over to Oriole Park and enjoy the game in reserved seats. Day two, explore Baltimore's Inner harbor and top off the day with your second baseball game. Cost is $459 per person. So, not just irritating Red Sox fans—old irritating Red Sox fans. -zk

Ripken Foundation to honor three at February Aspire Gala - baltimoresun.com
The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation announced its honorees for its sixth annual Aspire Gala. Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Ravens minority owner Art Modell and former Baltimore Colt Joe Ehrmann will be recognized at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront on Feb. 12.

The Schmuck Stops Here: O's: Kouzman-OFF
Schmuck loves to stir up the natives, doesn't he? Kouzmanoff? Eeeyachhhh. -zk

Always drink Open Thread with a mark, kid—he can't tell if you cut it.