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Will we ever see a sky so blue again? (© Andrew Markowitz)
Will we ever see a sky so blue again? (© Andrew Markowitz)

8 7 DAYS TO PITCHERS AND CATCHERS

It actually took me a second to remember what day it was for the title of this thread. I haven't been to work since Friday and it's all starting to run together. 

Mark Hendrickson agrees to $1.4 million deal with Baltimore Orioles - ESPN
The Orioles finally made it official yesterday. Welcome back, Hendo! -zk

Orioles sign lefty reliever Ohman - baltimoresun.com
A little more than a week before the first workout for pitchers and catchers, the Orioles added another left-hander to their bullpen competition, signing veteran Will Ohman to a minor league deal with an invitation to big league spring training. -Stacey

Coming Out of Hibernation " NumerOlogy
NumerOlogy has been updated for Spring Training. For any newer CC members who aren't familiar with NumerOlogy, get to know it. It rocks. -Stacey

Washburn rumor doesn't wash - baltimoresun.com
Peter Schmuck eases our minds with the news that Andy MacPhail isn't pursuing Washburn or Wang. -Stacey

Cardinals Sign Skip Schumaker to 2-yr, $4.7M Deal to Avoid Salary Arbitration
Schumaker gets a deal, but it looks like Jeremy Guthrie is destined for an arb hearing. -duck

Report: Wang to make decision soon - MLB- nbcsports.msnbc.com
Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com says that free agent right-hander Chien-Ming Wang will decide on a new team in the next 7 to 10 days. The Orioles are reportedly on his list. Hmm, sounds like agent talk to me. -duck

'Birds scratch two from Hot Stove lineup | delmarvanow.com
The Delmarva Shorebirds will hold its ninth annual Hot Stove Banquet , no rescheduled for Feb. 26. Mike Bordick and L.J. Hoes are out, but, hey, Tom Davis is in! Hide the buffet! -duck

Aramark to lay off 450 in April - baltimoresun.com
Aramark, who currently doesn't have a contract for OPaCY, lost another big deal in the city when University of Maryland Medical Center decided to stop out-sourcing its food and housekeeping. Rough winter for the company, with no guarantee the Orioles will renew. -duck

MLB Files Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Upper Deck -- MLB FanHouse
Upper Deck is definitely not in mint condition. The Carlsbad, Calif.-based collectibles company is now being sued by its first client: Major League Baseball. -duck

Q&A: 'MLB 10 The Show' cover athlete and Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer - Game Hunters: USATODAY.com
An interview with Joe Mauer about motion capture and making baseball video games. -duck 

Today on Hot Stove TV: Mark Sheldon of MLB.com, Randy Booth of OverTheMonster.com, and Stacey Long of CamdenChat.com
I'll be talking to the guys from hotstove.com at 3 p.m. today so if you're snowed in have nothing else to do, give it a listen. -Stacey

And today in CC history:  Random Oriole: Hank Bauer (2007)MacPhail's presser (2008)Roch Kubatko calls out friend of Camden Chat for fisticuffs on Opening Day! (2009)ESPN: Tejada charged with lying to Congress (2009), and Cram the weepy apology, Alex (2009).

The time-traveling is just too dangerous. Better that I devote myself to study the other great mystery of the universe: Open Threads!