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Are you a moderately talented corner outfielder without a Qualifying Offer attached? Chances are, the Orioles are interested in employing you next year.

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Does free-agent outfielder Josh Reddick fit with the Orioles? - Baltimore Sun
He'd only cost money, not a draft pick, and the O's have been interested in him for a while.

Yankees Rumors: Orioles Could Have Interest in Gardner
Jon Heyman says there's interest. I'm guessing someone's agent is trying to create the illusion of a market. .

How will Orioles’ Zach Britton be remembered: For how well he pitched or the time he didn’t? - Baltimore Sun
I'd say both, actually.

Orioles stake claim to national deaf crown with win | High School Sports | fredericknewspost.com
It is the policy of this blog to celebrate the success of any team named Orioles, and Maryland School for the Deaf finished off a unbeaten season yesterday. So here's to the MSD Orioles!

Birthdays and History

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Sammy Sosa and Don Johnson, who probably did not wear white blazers over pastel-colored t-shirts in the 1980s. I'm not ruling it out, I'm just saying it's unlikely. They share this birthday with famous people including Elizabeth Cady Stanton 1815; Grace Kelly 1929; Charles Manson 1934; Al Michaels 1944; Booker T. Jones (Booker T. & the MGs) 1944; Neil Young 1945; Megan Mullally 1958; Nadia Comaneci 1961; David Ellefson (Megadeth) 1964; and Tonya Harding 1970.

On this day in Baltimore baseball history...

1980 - Baltimore Orioles pitcher Steve Stone, who led the American League with 25 victories, wins the Cy Young Award over Mike Norris of the Oakland Athletics.

1998 - The Baltimore Orioles sign free agent relief pitcher Mike Timlin to a four-year contract.

On this day in world history...1915 - Theodore W. Richards, of Harvard University, became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry.

1920 - Judge Keneshaw Mountain Landis was elected the first commissioner of the American and National Leagues.

1927 - Joseph Stalin became the undisputed ruler of the Soviet Union. Leon Trotsky was expelled from the Communist Party leading to Stalin coming to power.

1942 - During World War II, naval battle of Guadalcanal began between Japanese and American forces. The Americans won a major victory.

1946 - The first drive-up banking facility opened at the Exchange National Bank in Chicago, IL.

1954 - Ellis Island, the immigration station in New York Harbor, closed after processing more than 20 million immigrants since 1892.

2014 - The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft used its lander Philae to perform the first soft landing on a comet. The comet was 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Consider this your discussion space for UFC 205: Alvarez vs McGregor. This is going to be a great card of MMA action.