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Not much going on, but we’ll take a quick look around the O’s blog-o-sphere just in case...

Brad Brach talks Monmouth Hall of Fame, trade rumors

"This means a lot, just getting to come back here and have a great weekend with them honoring me and Miles has just been beyond words," Brach told Gannett New Jersey Saturday evening after he was honored at OceanFirst Bank Center. "This has been a tremendous experience.”

Taking a closer look at Welington Castillo and what he could add to the Orioles

“For now, the Orioles’ catching search seems to be squarely focused on free-agent Welington Castillo, which shouldn’t be surprising. If they’re not going to wait out Matt Wieters, hoping his price comes down, Castillo is the best catcher available in an unremarkable free-agent catcher market.”

Duquette on predictions, projections, defending farm system

“I think we’re going to be able to do some good and help our team,” said executive vice president Dan Duquette. “Hopefully, we’ll have a catcher, we might have another outfielder and some more pitching depth.”

This, that and the other

“The Orioles are focused on re-signing Mark Trumbo and are believed to have the best offer on the table. They also seem prepared to give Trey Mancini a shot at designated hitter if Trumbo isn’t retained. Chris Carter just doesn’t fit in this scenario.”

Birthdays and History

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Hal Brown. That’s it. He shares this birthday with famous people including former NYC mayor Fiorello La Guardia 1882; actress Rita Moreno 1931; actress Teri Garr 1949; Jermaine Jackson 1954; bassist Nikki Sixx 1958; and actress Mo'Nique 1968.

On this day in Baltimore baseball history...

1884 - The American Association votes to keep its ban on overhand pitching and to continue to allow fouls caught on one bounce to count as outs. It does abolish the tradition of team captains flipping for the honor of batting first. Now the home team will automatically bat first.

1959 - The Orioles elect Lee MacPhail as president of the club.

1984 - OF Fred Lynn, a free agent, signs a four-year contract with the Orioles.

1997 - The Orioles sign free agent P Doug Drabek

On this day in world history...

1719 - The first recorded sighting of the aurora borealis took place in New England.

1792 - France's King Louis XVI went before the Convention, which had replaced the National Assembly, to face charges of treason. He was convicted and condemned and was sent to the guillotine the following January.

1872 - Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback became America's first black governor when he took office as acting governor of Louisiana.

1937 - The Fascist Council in Rome, withdrew Italy from the League of Nations.

1941 - Germany and Italy declared war on the United States. The U.S in turn declared war on the two countries.

1990 - Ivana Trump was divorced from Donald Trump after 12 years of marriage.

2009 - The game Angry Birds was released.

2013 - Standard & Poors announced that Facebook would join its S&P 500 index "after the close of trading on December 20."

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