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Had there been any actual Orioles news, it would be summarized here. But there isn't. Sorry.

Steve Pearce is probably playing elsewhere next year.
Steve Pearce is probably playing elsewhere next year.
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

If you're depending on Orioles news as a conversation stater at family dinner to avoid politics today, well, I'd brush up on the history of NATO, because there isn't much.

Rays in market for the bat they hoped Richie Shaffer would be | Tampa Bay Times
And that bat may be Steve Pearce? They seem to be interested.

Orioles aren't inclined to subtract from their bullpen - School of Roch
It's more likely they would add a reliever than trade one, apparently.

Orioles greats, city officials unite to break ground on Eddie Murray Field - Baltimore Sun
Eddie Murray Field at BGE Park will be the 61st youth development park created through the partnerships fostered by the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation. Cal Ripken Jr and Brooks Robinson joined Eddie Murray at the dedication.

Birthdays and History

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Jo-Jo Reyes, Herm Starrette and Don Leppert. N0, I haven't heard of any of them, either. They share this birthday with famous people including Edwin Hubble 1889 - American astronomer; Robert F. Kennedy 1925; Richard Dawson 1932 - Actor, comedian, game show host; Richard Remick "Dick" Smothers 1939 - Actor, comedian, composer, musician (The Smothers Brothers); Vice President (and meme inspiration) Joe Biden 1942; Duane Allman 1946 - Musician (Allman Brothers); Joe Walsh 1947 - Musician (James Gang, The Eagles); Bo Derek 1956 - Actress ("10"); Mike D. 1965 - Musician (The Beastie Boys); Sen Dog 1965 - Musician (Cypress Hill); Phife Dawg (Malik Isaac Taylor) 1970 (A Tribe Called Quest); Michael Clifford 1995 - Guitarist, singer (5 Seconds of Summer).

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

On this day in world history...

1789 - New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.

1818 - Simon Bolivar formally declared Venezuela independent of Spain.

1945 - 24 Nazi leaders went before an international war crimes tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany.

1962 - The Cuban Missile Crisis ended. The Soviet Union removed its missiles and bombers from Cuba and the U.S. ended its blockade of the island.

1977 - Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to address Israel's parliament.

1983 - An estimated 100 million people watched the controversial ABC-TV movie "The Day After." The movie depicted the outbreak of nuclear war.

1998 - Forty-six states agreed to a $206 billion settlement of health claims against the tobacco industry. The industry also agreed to give up billboard advertising of cigarettes.

2001 - The U.S. Justice Department headquarters building was renamed the Robert F. Kennedy building by President George W. Bush. The event was held on what would have been Kennedy's 76th birthday.

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