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Just when you think there can't possibly be even less news about the Orioles ...

Brady Anderson.
Brady Anderson.
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Orioles notes on Delmon Young, Colby Rasmus, Ryan Lavarnway and J.P. Arencibia - Baltimore Sun
"Delmon Young is an accomplished major league hitter who had a nice year with a lot of clutch hits in part-time duty in 2014." Dan Duquette texted. "We look forward to his return and contribution on our 2015 team. Depending on how the team is structured, he could have a more vital role this season." Accomplished major league hitter. High praise from Honey Badger GM.

Adam Jones loses NFL bet, will donate $5K to David Ortiz's charity | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports
Well, something good will come from those cheating cheaters from Cheatersville winning yesterday.

A’s get Zobrist, Escobar from Rays for Jaso, minor leaguers - Oakland Press
In news from around the American League, Ben Zobrist did get traded, just not to the Orioles. And maybe Billy Beane had a plan all along.

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Greg Aquino, and Carl Powis.

On this date in 1973, "Major League owners approve one of the game's most controversial rules: the designated hitter. The owners decide to allow American League teams to implement the rule on an experimental three-year basis, but the rule will become a permanent addition to the AL while the National League never adopts it."  In 2002, "After a one-year experiment, the Baltimore Orioles plan to return Camden Yards to its original dimensions by moving in the fences. The team, which hit only 58 homers at home - 44 less than in the previous season, said the fences are returning to their initial distances because the new configuration "adversely affected the viewing angle of the batter's eye."

Pressed for time? Throw one clean dry towel in with wet clothes before starting the dryer. 15 minutes later, take it out. The dry towel will actually absorb some of the excess moisture floating around and speed up drying time.

Consider this your place of discussion for today's NFL games, or high school wrestling results.

Since you're all out of perspective and no one else seems to have it in this BLOODY TOWN, I'll make you a deal. You provide the food, I'll provide the perspective, which would go nicely with a bottle of Open Thread.