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As you finally stumble toward the light after your Thanksgiving Day food coma subsides, here's a few bit of news to inform your day.

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Will the Orioles be left with Kim as the everyday left fielder? - School of Roch
"Executive vice president Dan Duquette confirmed last week that the club is considering a right-handed hitter to pair with Hyun Soo Kim."

New O's pitching coach can learn a few things from the last one - Steve Melewski
"I learned everything I know about being a pitching coach probably from Dave Wallace and I think from that standpoint the pitchers can rest assured that there will be a familiarity with them," Roger McDowell said.

15 AL teams, 15 items on the offseason wishlist. | Sports on Earth
With so many options, SoE went with catcher for Baltimore.

Yankees 2017 Potential Free Agent Target: Tommy Hunter - Pinstripe Alley
I don't know that I can handle Tommy "The Judoka" Hunter in pinstripes.

Report: Toronto Blue Jays Interested in Mike Napoli - Fansided
Apparently, so are the Orioles.

Birthdays and History

Happy Birthday to former Orioles John Parrish and Harold Reynolds. They share this birthday with famous people including newscaster Eric Severeid 1912; Peanuts cartoonist Charles M. Schulz 1922; singer Robert Goulet 1933; impressionist Rich Little 1938; singer Tina Turner 1938 (she's older than my dad, y'all); John McVie (Fleetwood Mac) 1945; and NFL Hall of Famer and UMES alum Art Shell 1946.

Today in Baltimore baseball history...

1948 - National League president Ford Frick steps in and pays $350 for funeral services, including the cost of a coffin, for the unclaimed body of Hack Wilson. The former slugger, who had died probably of alcohol abuse a few days earlier in a Baltimore hospital, is identified only as a white male.

Today in world history...

1825 - The first college social fraternity, Kappa Alpha, was formed at Union College in Schenectady, NY.

1917 - The National Hockey League (NHL) was officially formed in Montreal, Canada.

1922 - In Egypt, Howard Carter peered into the tomb of King Tutankhamen.

1941 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day. In 1939 Roosevelt had signed a bill that changed the celebration of Thanksgiving to the third Thursday of November.

1950 - China entered the Korean conflict forcing UN forces to retreat.

2011 - The Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL. The Mars rover Curiosity landed on the floor of Gale Crater on August 6, 2012.

Consider this your discussion space for NCAA Mens' Basketball: Maryland vs Kansas State.