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World Baseball Classic - Pool C - Game 4 - United States v Dominican Republic
Adam Jones’ run scored wasn’t enough for USA to beat the Dominican Republic.
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There’s a mere 22 days until Opening Day, and Jim Palmer probably can’t wait, either. Did you know the most famous Oriole to ever wear that number never gave up a MLB grand slam? Because he sure gave one up while on a rehab assignment in the 1960s. You can look it up. Onto the news...

Manny Machado, Nelson Cruz lead Dominican to 7-5 comeback win over Team USA in WBC - The Sun

One current Oriole and one former Oriole did the damage against the Americans last night.

Slugger Pedro Alvarez to return to Orioles on minor league deal, pending physical - The Sun

And as we all know “pending physical” has actual meaning for any deal with the Orioles.

Spring training breakdown: Orioles 7, Pirates 6 - Trib Live

Two guys who probably won’t make the team did baseball stuff late to get the O’s the win.

Orioles' Mike Wright turns back to sports psychology books to get his mind right for 2017 - The Sun

I’d put more faith in his newly-developed sinker, myself.

Orioles' Chris Tillman: Moves bullpen session to Sunday - CBS Sports

Apparently, he’s had a slight reaction to the antibiotic he’s on for some unknown reason that reporters seem strangely uninterested in.

Bourn’s finger and pointing out the changing outfield picture - MASN Sports

Everything is progressing as expected.

Morello: Q&A With Adam Jones At The WBC - NY Sports Day

Pretty short interview with nothing of breaking news value, but maybe worth the 30 seconds it will take to read it.

Birthdays and History

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Steve Finley, Ray Barker, and Chuck Oertel. They share today with famous people including author Jack Kerouac 1922; singer Al Jarreau 1932; civil rights leader and politician Andrew Young 1932; actress Barbara Feldon 1933; Indy Car driver Johnny Rutherford 1938; singer Liza Minnelli 1946; former POTUS candidate Mitt Romney 1947; Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris 1957; actor Courtney B. Vance 1960; MLB outfielder Darryl Strawberry 1962; and actor Aaron Eckhart 1968.

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

On this day in world history...

1664 - New Jersey became a British colony. King Charles II granted land in the New World to his brother James (The Duke of York).

1789 - The U.S. Post Office was established.

1884 - The State of Mississippi authorized the first state-supported college for women. It was called the Mississippi Industrial Institute and College.

1894 - Coca-Cola was sold in bottles for the first time.

1912 - The Girl Scout organization was founded. The original name was Girl Guides.

1933 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt presented his first presidential address to the nation. It was the first of the "Fireside Chats."

1974 - "Wonder Woman" debuted on ABC-TV. The show later went to CBS-TV.

1993 - Janet Reno was sworn in as the first female U.S. attorney general.

2010 - In the U.S., Apple began taking pre-orders for the iPad.

Consider the your discussion space for NCAA Tournament bids and snubs later today.