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Oh, to have been a fly on the wall in the Buck-Colby Rasmus tete a tete. No information on it except that it allegedly happened. A lot of today's Orioles coverage around the web focuses on late GM Hank Peters...

Former Orioles GM Hank Peters dead at age 90 -
We can forgive him for the Indians because of 1979 and 1983.

School of Roch: Who's up first?
Is there anybody currently on the roster besides David Lough and Alejandro De Aza that may fit the bill leading off?

Camden Depot: Why CSN-Mid Atlantic Can't Be Compared to MASN A case study...

The Orioles are interested in extending Chris Tillman…is that a good idea? - Baltimore Sports and Life

Known Hall of Fame ballots point to largest class since 1936 | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports
Maybe just behind Vatican watchers and Kremlin watchers, Hall of Fame watchers are an obsessive lot. If you dig in, you can find ballot tallies, and things don't look so hot for the Moose.

On this day in 2006, the O's re-united with Jeff Conine on a one year $1.7 million deal.

The annals of Orioles history are littered with would be Cal Ripken replacements. One of the more prominent ones, Ryan Minor celebrates a birthday today. Minor still manages in the Orioles minor league farm system. He also has a twin, Damon, who has nothing to with the O's but still is a giant man that played professional baseball. Bench coach John Russell also has a birthday today as does Ron Kittle,