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There's actual news today. No, seriously. Player deals actually consumated!

Darren O'Day will be around for a while.
Darren O'Day will be around for a while.
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Orioles, Darren O'Day agree to two-year deal - CBSSports.com
"The Baltimore Orioles and right-handed relief pitcher Darren O'Day have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year, $5.8 million deal, according to CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman."

Baltimore Orioles Avoid Arbitration with Jason Hammel, Jim Johnson
"The Baltimore Orioles reached agreements with right-hander Jason Hammel and reliever Jim Johnson on one-year deals to avoid arbitration according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun."

Lyons: Parking another perk for Orioles | HeraldTribune.com
Our intrepid reporter gets to the bottom of the heinous scandal involving ... the Orioles scoring untimed parking in a few street parking spots by Ed Smith Stadium. Won't someone think of the children?

Baltimore boasts two postseason teams — the Ravens and Orioles — for the first time in 42 years - Baltimore Sun
"It marked the first time in 42 years that Baltimore has had more than one pro team in the playoffs — a streak that dates all the way back to the days of Johnny Unitas and Brooks Robinson."

AROUND THE LEAGUE...

Special Events - Metallica Night | SFGiants.com: Tickets
The Giants are hosting a "Metallica Night" on May 3. And they're giving fans a special Metallica/Giants hat. And the band's doing the National Anthem (man, I hope it's an instrumental). And they're all throwing out first pitches. And the stadium will feature "Metallica entertainment features" throughout the game, whatever that means. So, Orioles fans, what Baltimore- or Maryland-based musical act should get this treatment?