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Adam Jones cares not for your thoughts on playing center field.
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Jones on playing center field, his opinions and more - MASN Sports

Adam Jones isn’t really trying to hear y’all talk about playing deeper or, gasp, moving to a corner outfield position. “I might be up in that center field section up there having a few pops during the game if that’s where they want me to play. But at the end of the day, I’m going to do what I do and that’s just how it works.”

Orioles receive good news on last round of tests on J.J. Hardy's ailing back - The Sun

Buck Showalter maintains we will see JJ Hardy in a Spring Training game by March 10. I’ll believe it when I see it.

Orioles third baseman Manny Machado on contract, preparing for WBC - The Sun

Manny confirms there have been no talks about an extension.

Orioles' signing of outfielder Craig Gentry more than just another depth piece - The Sun

He makes Outfielder #12 for Spring Training.

McFarland moving on from disappointing 2016 season - MASN Sports

Well, I’d like to think he could improve on last year.

Baltimore Orioles: How safe is Joey Rickard’s spot on the roster? - Birdswatcher

What is, Not Safe At All, Alex?

Sectional titles: An Avon swim expectation - The Flyer Group

It is the editorial policy of this blog to celebrate the success of all teams named Orioles, and the Avon (IN) HS Orioles swim team had a lot of success yesterday.

Birthdays and History

There are no current or former Orioles with a birthday today, but it is the birthday of famous people including astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus (Mikolaj Kopernick) 1473; actor Lee Marvin 1924; singer Smokey Robinson 1940; Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi 1948; actor Jeff Daniels 1955; singer Seal 1963; actress Justine Bateman 1966; actor Benicio Del Toro 1967; singer Haylie Duff 1985; and actress Victoria Justice 1993.

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

On this day in world history...

1846 - The formal transfer of government between Texas and the United States took place. Texas had officially become a state on December 29, 1845.

1878 - Thomas Alva Edison patented a music player (the phonograph).

1881 - Kansas became the first state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages.

1942 - U.S. President Roosevelt signed an executive order giving the military the authority to relocate and intern Japanese-Americans.

1942 - The New York Yankees announced that they would admit 5,000 uniformed servicemen free to each of their home ball games during the coming season.

Consider this your discussion space for the results of the 2017 Bayside Conference Wrestling Championships, and give this article a click so my cousin can cover HS wrestling more often. I know, I ask for this a lot, but y’all understand. Have a great Sunday!