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I'm thankful for those glorious sideburns.
I'm thankful for those glorious sideburns.

Question of the Day: This is my Thanksgiving on Camden Chat, what with all the travel of the holidays and so on, and I want to wish you all the very best holiday. Being in the spirit, despite the perpetual gloom of being an Orioles fan, what are you thankful for with this franchise? -Andrew

Andy MacPhail LIVE - WJZ FM
Orioles President of Baseball Operations, Andy MacPhail, joined The Norris & Davis Show to give the latest on The O’s and free agency

Orioles Insider: O's agree to terms with Rupe; Komminsk likely to Triple-A as hitting coach
RHP Josh Rupe has been given a minor league contract and an invite to ST while Brad Komminsk gets promoted from AA manager to AAA hitting coach.

Orioles Insider: Orioles don't offer arbitration to Uehara or Millwood (updated)
Nobody expected Millwood to get an offer of arbitration, but Koji wasn't so easy to explain away. Offering Koji arbitration would be a gamble, and I'm not angry it didn't happen. 

Rule 5 Possibilities, 2010 - Bucs Dugout
The Pirates have the first overall pick in the Rule 5 draft, and Bucs dugout examines possible targets for the team including the Orioles' Ryan Adams, Pedro Beato, and Wynn Pelzer.

Aubrey Huff, San Francisco Giants agree on two-year, $22 million contract - ESPN
Huff Daddy has been rewarded for his 2010 season with a contract the Giants will surely regret. 

Randolph rounds out O's new coaching staff | News
The hand wringing can cease as the Orioles finally have a complete coaching staff. Here's the rundown: Willie Randolph - bench coach; John Russell - third base coach; Mark Connor - pitching coach; Rick Adair - bullpen coach; Jim Presley - hitting coach.

Orioles 'disappointed' to have missed out on signing Victor Martinez -
New targets include Lance Berkman, Adam Dunn, Paul Konerko, Adam LaRoche, Derreck Lee, and Carlos Pena

Why Baltimore is Better Off Withouth V-Mart
Dempsey's Army explains just why Victor Martinez isn't a good fit for the Orioles (especially for $12.25M per year)

Baltimore Orioles Holiday Cleanup Cap - Shop
This is, quite simply, an abomination. -duck

The Royle Rundown: O's fans can say C-ya to V-Mart
Jen Royle is back and she thinks that no V-Mart means no leadership in the clubhouse. Also, her need for an editor is getting downright embarrassing. Honestly, just read it. 

Grab a glass of ginger ale: Josh Hamilton named AL MVP - Big League Stew
Well done, Josh. 

I'm going to give you a little advice. The open thread makes things happen. And all you have to do is get in touch with it, stop thinking, let things happen, and be the ball.