Belated Merry Christmas (federally observed). I confess the holidays got the better of me. Not much afoot, but let's see what we can see.
School of Roch: Who's batting first for the Orioles? The long goodbye of Brian Roberts continues.
Orioles Reynolds wants another shot at third base | Baltimore Orioles Do you think he asked Santa? Do you think the big man has any pull with Buck?
Red Sox add Bob McClure, Alex Ochoa to coaching staff | HardballTalk I concur with Aaron Gleeman: it's kind of weird seeing Alex Ochoa ascending to the ranks of coach.
On this day in 1995, the AP names Cal's consecutive game streak the most significant sports story of the year over the death of Mickey Mantle.
Happy Birthday to Jeff Stone, Jim Traber and Storm Davis. Davis and Traber were both born in '61. It is also the birthday of Mario Mendoza, of Mendoza Line infamy.