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It's Friday the 13th and Ubaldo Jimenez takes the bump in Spring Training action. I'm sure that means something.

Showalter says Orioles still have faith in veteran knuckleballer | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
Down, but not out.

School of Roch: Cleaning out my notebook
Of particular note, see the Hunter Harvey story.

Physical Health, Emotional Maturity Key for Manny Machado, Orioles | Bleacher Report
Inside the mind of Manny Machado....

The Best Bargains of 2015 | FanGraphs Baseball
A certain third baseman we know and love (truly, madly, deeply-jqh) leads the list...

Should the Orioles sign Rafael Soriano? - Baltimore Sports and Life
Still available. Eh? Eh?

Camden Depot: Another Look at the 2016 Orioles Gaming out the ballyhooed Boras-pocalypse.

Throwback Thursday: Cal Ripken on the cover of April 1985 issue of GQ
So, it's not Thursday...YOU say no to that face!

On this day in 1960, the White Sox became the first team to put player names on the back of their jersey. In 1995, Alexandria, VA native Leon Day passed away in Baltimore, MD. The Negro Leagues standout had been elected to the Hall of Fame six days earlier.

It's the birthday of Will Clark, Johan Santana and Dead Ball Era slugger "Home Run" Baker (with a league leading 42 homers over a four year period in the early 1900s). Baker was born in Trappe, MD.