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Should the Orioles trade Brad Brach? Those are the types of questions that are pondered when your team isn't in the World Series.

D. J. Stewart catches some rays in Arizona Fall League action.
D. J. Stewart catches some rays in Arizona Fall League action.
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Whole Lotta Nothin' Going On

Should the Orioles think about trading Brad Brach? | CSN Mid-Atlantic
Dan Duquette has been reluctant to trade players the year before free agency. Brad Brach's two years away. Does it make sense to trade him?

Notes on pitching prospects Garcia, Scott, Sedlock and Akin - School of Roch
Double-A Bowie Baysox pitching coach Alan Mills gives his thoughts on some of the pitchers in the Orioles' system.

I Will Remember You

Orioles Staffer Remembered At Breathe Deep Baltimore Lung Cancer Walk " CBS Baltimore
The Orioles hosted the event in memory of their late public relations director Monica Barlow, who lost her life to lung cancer in 2014.

Bird Is The Word

Local Roundup: Orioles win MIAC title | Collegiate |
It is the editorial policy of this blog to celebrate any team named Orioles, and the Maryland School For the Deaf won its conference title in volleyball this weekend. Go Orioles!

Birthdays and History

Happy Birthday to former Oriole Denny Bautista. He shares this birthday with famous people including 63 BC Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Roman general; 1869 John Heisman, American pioneering football coach/trophy namesake; 1925 Johnny Carson, comedian and talk show host; 1940 Pelé, soccer player of the century; 1942 Michael Crichton, novelist; 1956 Dwight Yoakam, country singer; 1959 Weird Al Yankovic, songwriter; 1962 Doug Flutie, CFL/NFL quarterback; 1976 Ryan Reynolds, Canadian actor. Deadpool's 40, y'all.

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

On this day in world history...

1915 - Approximately 25,000 women demanded the right to vote with a march in New York City, NY.

1929 - In the U.S., the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged starting the stock-market crash that began the Great Depression.

1946 - The United Nations General Assembly convened in New York for the first time.

1962 - During the Cuban Missile Crisis, the U.S. naval "quarantine" of Cuba was approved by the Council of the Organization of American States (OAS).

1973 - U.S. President Richard M. Nixon agreed to turn over the subpoenaed tapes concerning the Watergate affair.

2001 - NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft began orbiting Mars. In 2010, it became the longest-operating spacecraft ever sent to Mars.

Consider this your discussion space for NCSA Softball: George Mason at Maryland.