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Royals versus Mets, huh? Collect your handsome winnings if you saw that one coming.

A wee bit of news from Birdland...

Orioles might hire new assistant hitting coach - Baltimore Sun Rudy Arias was let go, Einar Diaz will handle more bullpen duties...got that?

Report: Pirates OF Travis Snider elects free agency - CBSSports.com At least the O's didn't give anything up for him...

Clint Frazier leadoff in Arizona Fall League | indians.com
A Tribe-centric write up of yesterday's Fall League action as the Peoria Javelinas were stomped by the Surprise! Saguaros.

School of Roch: This, that and the other
More on Einar Diaz and Jason Garcia.

Camden Depot: What To Know About Vance Worley The Vanimal or WorleyBird?

Would long-term deal with Britton be a good idea? | CSN Mid-Atlantic
I wouldn't think so, but that's one man's opinion.

On this day in 1908, the Haydn Quartet's recording of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" charted for the first time. It was penned earlier that year, by a pair of Tin Pan Alley tunesmiths who had never seen a baseball game. Jackie Robinson passed away on this day in 1972 at the age of 53.

If today is your birthday, you share it with former reliever and certified BMF, Arthur Lee Rhodes. O's tv and radio personality and father of Steve, Dave Johnson has a birthday today, too, as does 2012 utiility guy Omar Quintanilla.