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Not much going on in Orioles Cul-de-Sac. Get used to it, I suppose.

D.J. Stewart.
D.J. Stewart.
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You know it's gonna be a sparse morning for Orioles news when the Google Search results for the past 24 hours returns this. Here's what we were able to dredge up for various corners of the internet.

Across The Universe

O's coach Bobby Dickerson has his winter ball team in first place - Steve Melewski
He's got that going for him, which is nice... And since you're gonna ask, he has two O's players on the team, Garabez Rosa and Anderlin Rodriguez

Myriad O's thoughts: The Showalters' impact on Baltimore; Buck's tenure; Gold Gloves; Arrieta's gem - BaltimoreBaseball.com
Angela Showalter talks about the couple's commitment to KidsPeace.

Taking a look at the Orioles' pitching coach search - Baltimore Sun
Roger McDowell is probably the betting favorite. Alan Mills is a good underdog bet, though.

Orioles announce 2017 FanFest to be held Jan. 28 at Baltimore Convention Center - Baltimore Sun
Make those vacation plans now!

Birthdays and History

Happy Birthday to former Orioles  Dana Eveland, Karim Garcia, Frank Baker, and Pete Richard. They share this birthday with famous people including 1656 Edmund Halley, astronomer; 1897 Joseph Goebbels, German politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany (ouch, sorry about that, former Orioles); 1923 Carl Djerassi, Austrian-born American chemist, father of the contraceptive pill; 1938 Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia (2006 -) and the first elected female head of state in Africa; 1942 Bob Ross, American artist and television host; 1953 Denis Potvin, Canadian born NHL defenseman; 1959 Mike Gartner, NHL right wing; and 1971 Winona Ryder, American actress.

On this day in Baltimore baseball history...

1991 - Future Orioles manager Buck Showalter replaces Stump Merrill as the manager of the New York Yankees. At age 35, Showalter becomes the youngest active manager in the major leagues. He will manage the Yankees through the end of the 1995 season.

2013 - Winners of the 2013 Gold Glove Awards are announced. The Baltimore Orioles, who set an all-time record by committing only 54 errors as a team, take home three trophies, courtesy of SS J.J. Hardy, 3B Manny Machado and CF Adam Jones.

On this day in world history...

1863 - The International Committee of the Red Cross was founded.

1923 - Turkey formally became a republic after the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire. The first president was Mustafa Kemal, later known as Kemal Ataturk.

1929 - America's Great Depression began with the crash of the Wall Street stock market.

1940 - The first peacetime military draft began in the U.S.

1969 - The U.S. Supreme Court ordered an immediate end to all school segregation.

2001 - KTLA broadcasted the first coast to coast HDTV network telecast.

Consider this your discussion space for NCAA Football: Maryland at Indiana.