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As we settle in for the winter holidays (because there’s more than one), baseball news, as least as far as the O’s goes, will become virtually non-existent. But for now, there’s a smattering. Let’s take a look, shall we?

Updating the Trumbo negotiations and bullpen search - MASN

Seems the O’s have pulled their offer to Mark Trumbo, but, as Roch notes, they did the same thing last year with Chris Davis, and he still ended up resigning.

Castillo’s commitment, Wieters’ legacy and more from Davis - MASN

“I know my part, I know what to do. My No. 1 job is being on the same page with the pitchers and try to do my best behind the plate,” Welington Castillo said.

Final 2016 edition: “10 Questions for O’s Fans” - MASN

And Steve hits the end-of-the-year evergreen pile for columns - ask your readers questions!

Orioles sweep at county meet - The Flyer Group

It is the editorial policy of this blog to celebrate the success of any team named Orioles, and today, it’s the Avon Orioles HS swim team of Avon, IN.

Birthdays and History

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Jeremy Accardo and Gino Cimoli. They share this birthday with famous people like MLB Hall of Fame member and Soundgarden song inspiration Ty Cobb 1886; German post-WWII political leader Willy Brandt 1913; actress Betty Grable 1916; actor Ossie Davis 1917; Rolling Stone co-founder and guitarist Keith Richards 1943; movie producer and director Steven Spielberg 1947; movie reviewer Leonard Maltin 1950; Guitarist for The Cars Elliot Easton 1953; actor Ray Liotta 1955; actor Brad Pitt 1963; Rapper and FBI impersonator DMX 1970; actress Katie Holmes 1978 and singer Christina Aguilera 1980.

On this day in Baltimore baseball history...

2013 - The Orioles trade 3B Danny Valencia to Kansas City for OF David Lough

On this day in world history....

1787 - New Jersey became the third state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

1796 - The "Monitor," of Baltimore, MD, was published as the first Sunday newspaper.

1903 - The Panama Canal Zone was acquired 'in perpetuity' by the U.S. for an annual rent.

1917 - The Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by the U.S. Senate and then officially proposed the states.

1998 - The U.S. House of Representatives began the debate on the four articles of impeachment concerning U.S. President Bill Clinton. It was only the second time in U.S. history that process had begun.

2009 - James Cameron's movie "Avatar" was released in the United States. On January 26, the movie became the highest-grossing film worldwide.

Consider this your discussion space for NCAA Women's Basketball: UCLA at South Carolina.