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  • With just one signing, Dan Duquette and Peter Angelos rewrote the Orioles off season playbook.

    Hey Spring, thanks for coming. I don't want to sound like an ass-hat or anything, but your brother Winter was a royal douche this year. I hope you're planning something nice. The Orioles? You bring the Orioles every year. You added free agents this go-round? Like, 75-year-old retreaded also-rans, right? Maybe Sammy Sosa's grandfather or a homunculus slapped together from pine tar, Louisville Slugger bat shavings, and the pickled liver of Babe Ruth? I hear Albert Belle has finally finished his court-ordered anger management and is available. I think the O's have finally paid off his last contract, so they could use that money to re-sign him. Wait, they landed Nelson Cruz for only $8 million, you say? Wow! They signed Korean pitcher Suk-min Yoon-who, while coveted by many teams, had never played in the States-for $5.75 million, and they gave starter Ubaldo Jimenez a four-year deal? The Orioles did that? Did Peter Angelos mysteriously vanish after the Grant Balfour deal fell through? Has someone checked Dan Duquette's steamer trunk? Are there muffled screams coming out of Buck Showalter's closet? Wait, forget I asked. Let sleeping Angeloses lie.
  • The longest season: Offseason

    There's a famous baseball cliché that's referenced frequently by baseball people during the winter months, attributed to a salty old Hall of Famer named Rogers Hornsby, the greatest hitter in the National League and a reputed racist during the days of...

    The friendly rivals next door

    Counting down the five things I least like to see, I'd probably go Terrible Towels at Ravens Stadium at five, police lights in my rearview at four, three and two was a toss-up, but I'll give three to a Yankees fan getting a one-in-10,000 Crush Davis...

    Wild Bill Hagy Deserves a Statue!

    Ottmar Mergenthaler was a great Baltimorean. He invented the Linotype machine, which I've heard was important. I think it combined the typewriter and the coke mirror into one device, allowing the rise of gonzo journalism, but I'm not a scientist so I can'...

    Phillies sign Sizemore

     
    The Phillies signed Grady Sizemore to a minor league contract Tuesday. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images file photo) The Phillies announced Tuesday afternoon that they have signed veteran outfielder Grady Sizemore to a minor league contract. He'll report to the...