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Schmuck: The O's are keeping a power-packed lineup, but it might not be enough - The Sun

Peter Schmuck thinks the O’s rotation could be problematic this season.

2017 ZiPS Projections – Baltimore Orioles - FanGraphs

Carson Cistulli revisits the RECK stat, which identifies players whose power on contact far exceeds their selectivity. Two Orioles make the Top 10 for last year.

Early-Birders get their Oriole spring-training tickets - Sarasota Heard-Tribune

Saturday was the start of ticket sales for the Orioles Spring Training games.

Augusta boys basketball wins tournament championship - Butler County Times-Gazette

It is the editorial policy of this board to celebrate the success of all teams named Orioles, and today, it’s the Augusta (KS) HS Orioles.

Birthdays and History

Happy Birthday to Ubaldo Jimenez, and former Orioles Aaron Rakers, Dave Leonhard, and Bobby Young. They share today’s birthday with famous people including Sir Francis Bacon 1561; writer Lord (George) Byron 1788; film director David (D.W.) Griffith 1875; actor Bill Bixby 1934; singer Sam Cooke 1931; singer Steve Perry (Journey) 1949; NHL Hall of Famer Mike Bossy 1957; actress Linda Blair 1959; singer Michael Hutchence (INXS) 1960; DJ Jazzy Jeff 1965; and actress Olivia d'Abo 1967.

On this day in Baltimore baseball history...

2006 - The Baltimore Orioles add much-needed experience to their starting rotation, acquiring pitcher Kris Benson from the New York Mets for relief pitchers Jorge Julio and John Maine. That’s what we call sarcasm in the biz.

On this day in world history...

1874 - A patent was issued to Samuel W. Francis for the spork.

1901 - Queen Victoria of England died after reigning for nearly 64 years. Edward VII, her son, succeeded her.

1905 - Insurgent workers were fired on in St Petersburg, Russia, resulting in "Bloody Sunday." 500 people were killed.

1938 - "Our Town," by Thornton Wilder, was performed publicly for the first time, in Princeton, NJ.

1950 - Alger Hiss, a former adviser to U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, was convicted of perjury for denying contacts with a Soviet agent. He was sentenced to five years in prison.

1953 - The Arthur Miller drama "The Crucible" opened on Broadway.

1973 - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down state laws that had been restricting abortions during the first six months of pregnancy. The case (Roe vs. Wade) legalized abortion.

1983 - Bjorn Borg retired from tennis. He had set a record by winning 5 consecutive Wimbledon championships.

1984 - Apple introduced the Macintosh during the third quarter of Super Bowl XVIII.

2003 - It was reported that scientists in China had found fossilized remains of a dinosaur with four feathered wings.

Consider this your discussion space for NCAA Wrestling: Ohio State vs Maryland at Good Counsel HS.