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Chris Davis is an Oriole! Did you hear the news!?

J.J. Hardy
J.J. Hardy
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Chris Davis re-signed with the Orioles! Dongs forever! Check out our story on it here.

Chris Davis Re-signs With Orioles For Seven Years | Press Box Online
If you want to read all of Chris Davis's juicy stats to get you pumped about his re-signing, here it is.

Yoenis Cespedes Only Makes Sense For Baltimore Orioles If They Also Re-sign Chris Davis
This guy wrote a story before the news broke that the Orioles have re-signed Chris Davis, but he has a point. Let's get them both!

Orioles agree to big raise for Manny Machado; avoid arbitration with Chris Tillman, Ryan Flaherty, Miguel Gonzalez - Baltimore Sun
"The club agreed to one-year contracts for next season with star third baseman Manny Machado, right-handed starters Chris Tillman and Miguel Gonzalez, and infielder Ryan Flaherty on Friday, according to industry sources."

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Eider Torres and Jack Cust. They share it with famous people like 1908 - Ethel Merman, stage & screen actress; 1935 - A. J. Foyt, American racing driver ; 1944 - Ronnie Milsap, country singer; 1948 - John Carpenter, director; 1950 - Debbie Allen, dancer/actress; 1959 - Sade, singer; 1974 - Kate Moss, model; and 1979 - Aaliyah, American singer.

On this day in Baltimore baseball history...nothing really happened.

In world history, however...

27 BC - The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate.
1412 - The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy.
1547 - Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself 1st tsar of Moscow
1793 - French King Louis XVI sentenced to death by the National Convention during the French Revolution
1913 - British House of Commons accepts Home Rule for Ireland (but the Great War gets in the way of it happening)
1920 - 1st assembly of the League of Nations was held in Paris. Despite being proposed by American Pres. Woodrow Wilson, The United States never joins the league over Senate concerns that membership would negate Congress' role as the only body power to declare war for the country. Yes, this will be on the test.

Consider this your discussion space for the 2016 JV War on the Shore Wrestling Tournament, which I will be running by the time you read this.  Or maybe you could discuss the 2016 APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics. It's completely up to you.