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School of Roch: Quick coaching update
The O's are still looking for a few coaches, but Roch isn't finding much info about who may be the new bullpen coach and base coach.

Steve Melewski: Posada to the Orioles? Don't see much chance for that
Jon Heyman is pusing for Jorge Posada to the O's, but Steve Melewski, and right-thinking O's fans everywhere, thinks it's a terrible idea.

Cal Ripken Jr. among prominent sports figures distancing themselves from The Second Mile | PennLive.com
"Baltimore Orioles great Cal Ripken Jr., former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz are among the prominent sports figures distancing themselves from The Second Mile, the charity founded by former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, the Baltimore Sun reported today." I'll svae you the page view from The Sun.

School of Roch: This and that
"Steve Johnson allowed two hits over three scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 2.95. He didn't walk a batter and struck out one. He threw 35 pitches, 23 for strikes. It looked like his fastball touched 93 mph a few times." I don't remember Steve Johnson throwing 93 mph before. But only 1K? Sure, only 3.0 IP, but still...

Abducted major leaguer Wilson Ramos rescued - CBS News
"The kidnapping ordeal of Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos ended after two days when Venezuelan police commandos swooped in to rescue him in a flurry of gunfire and arrested five alleged abductors."