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I love the 'Rookie carries the backpack full of miscellany out to the bullpen' hazing tradition.
I love the 'Rookie carries the backpack full of miscellany out to the bullpen' hazing tradition.
Jim Rogash

Annnnnnd, we've arrived at our final destination: the World Series. Verlander vs. Zito face off in Game 1; at first blush as one-sided a matchup as you'll come across. But seemingly overmatched pitchers have weaved some magic throughout the course of these playoffs, including Zito himself, facing elimination just 5 days prior. So....who knows? I'll say Tigers in 6. Though that has about as much chance of being an accurate forecast as any other randomly selected number. Except maybe Tigers in 13, cause that would be silly to play at least 13 games in the World Series. Damn, I wish the O's were still playing....c'est la vie. Onward, ho! To the links!

Orioles Inbox: What is the biggest need for 2013? | orioles.com: News
You know, a lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-you's. And, uh, lotta strands to keep in my head, man. Lotta strands in old Duder's head.

Connolly's Bar: What should be the Baltimore Orioles' top priority in 2013? - baltimoresun.com
It's just like trade deadline speculation time, 'cept it's colder outside. Or warmer outside, I guess, if you are reading this in the Southern Hemisphere.

2012 MiLBY Awards | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
WHOA, BUNDY! Previous winners have included Matt Moore, Ian Kennedy, Matt Garza, and Justin Verlander.

Steve Melewski: Dan Duquette: With year one in the books, what will the future hold?
SteveO takes us on the magical mystery tour of Honey Badger GM's first year.

It's the Birthday of Omar Quintanilla, Arthur Rhodes, and Dad-of-Steve Dave Johnson.