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Orioles outright D. Johnson, Dickerson to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles announced today that infielder Dan Johnson and outfielder Chris Dickerson have been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk. Johnson and Dickerson will be removed from the 40-man roster, allowing the Orioles to clear room for players they need to protect in the upcoming Rule 5 draft. Both are expected to decline their assignments and elect free agency. Johnson went 0-for-5 in three games played for

Castro continues to play waiting game

The contract of Orioles bullpen coach Bill Castro runs out today, and whether he returns in 2014 remains an uncertainty. Castro said he still hasn't been contacted by the Orioles, who hired Dave Wallace as their pitching coach earlier this week. Castro inherited the job Aug. 15 after Rick Adair took a personal leave of absence. "I haven't heard anything either way," said Castro, named

Let the free agent frenzy begin

Anyone remember who the Orioles play on opening day next season? Oh, yeah, right. If one kid shows up at my door for Halloween tonight wearing a beard and a Red Sox cap, he's getting a treat from the crappy bag of candy. No mini Snickers or Kit Kat or Hershey bar or Reese's. Enjoy your Dum Dum. Consider yourselves lucky that I'm not handing

Leftover thoughts and quotes on hiring of Dave Wallace

Yesterday is a blur, but it cleared up a few issues. The Orioles have a new pitching coach, former Braves minor league pitching coordinator Dave Wallace. They have three Gold Glove winners in center fielder Adam Jones, shortstop J.J. Hardy and third baseman Manny Machado. They had a lot going on yesterday. Wallace was officially hired six days after his interview. All four candidates made

Hearing from new pitching coach Dave Wallace

Orioles manager Buck Showalter told reporters tonight during a conference call that he didn't downgrade any of the pitching coach candidates for being too old or too young. Age didn't matter. The Orioles chose 66-year-old Dave Wallace, who spent the past four seasons as the Braves minor league pitching coordinator, over former Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee, Mariners pitching coach Carl Willis and Rangers bullpen

Wrapping up the Gold Glove results

For the first time since 1975, an Orioles third baseman has been awarded the Rawlings Gold Glove for defensive excellence. A 21-year-old former shortstop ended the dry spell. Manny Machado has won his first Gold Glove in his first full season in the majors, with the announcement coming tonight on ESPN2. Machado had to pry it away from the other two finalists, the Rangers' Adrian

Hardy wins another Gold Glove (Jones and Machado also win)

Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy no longer can be viewed as unappreciated defensively. Hardy, primarily known for his power at the shortstop position, won his second consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove tonight by beating out the Tampa Bay Rays' Yunel Escobar and the Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar. The announcement was made on ESPN2. Hardy is the third Orioles shortstop to win the award in consecutive years,

Wallace hired as Orioles pitching coach (with Showalter quotes)

The Orioles have hired Atlanta Braves pitching coordinator Dave Wallace as their new pitching coach. Wallace replaces Rick Adair, who took a personal leave of absence in August. Wallace has served as a pitching coach for four major league teams - the Houston Astros (2007), Boston Red Sox (2003-06), New York Mets (1999-2000) and Los Angeles Dodgers (1995-97). Overall, Wallace has worked in professional baseball

Orioles going for the gold

The Orioles may reveal the identity of their pitching coach later today. Or they may not. I can offer you one certainty. The Orioles will find out how many of their six Gold Glove finalists are taking home the hardware. The winners will be announced on ESPN2 beginning at 8 p.m. I also can offer you one piece of good news. SportsCenter will air before

A few notes on a Monday afternoon (AFL update)

The Orioles aren't expected to name their new pitching coach today. The wait continues. Executive vice president Dan Duquette indicated that an announcement should come later this week, as the Orioles intended after beginning the search for Rick Adair's replacement. "We've got a little more work to do on this thing," Duquette said. The Orioles have interviewed former Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee, Mariners pitching

This and that

The Orioles figure to name their pitching coach this week, and it may not take until the end, which was their original goal. They finished interviewing the four outside candidates on Wednesday, which gave them plenty of time to decide between Rich Dubee, Carl Willis, Andy Hawkins and Dave Wallace. Let's not forget that a coach can only do so much. It falls upon the

Reimold: "At this point, I'm way further ahead than I was last year"

One of the decisions awaiting the Orioles involves outfielder Nolan Reimold and whether to tender him a contract for the 2014 season. Reimold doesn't know what's going to happen, but he's certain that he'll be ready to play for someone in spring training. Reimold told me that he goes to his rehab sessions two or three times a week and is having a much easier

Taking a few questions on a Saturday

Did the Maryland football team really schedule Clemson as its homecoming opponent? I tried to schedule Valerie Bertinelli as my prom date, but that was a reach. And so is the idea that Clemson makes a good homecoming opponent. Was the person responsible wearing his "Bad Idea" jeans? Anyway, I spent an hour today on MASN as part of the "Wall to Wall Baseball" crew,

For Bobby Dickerson, coaching Orioles infielders is a glove story

No other team in the majors has more Gold Glove finalists than the Orioles, who are represented by catcher Matt Wieters, first baseman Chris Davis, shortstop J.J. Hardy, third baseman Manny Machado, center fielder Adam Jones and right fielder Nick Markakis. While heaping praise on each individual, let's not forget about the coaches who work with them - Bobby Dickerson with the infielders, Wayne Kirby

Orioles have six Gold Glove finalists (updated)

The Orioles set major league records this season with a .991 fielding percentage, 119 errorless games and only 54 errors committed over 162 games. They figured to be well-represented in the balloting for the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards. Six Orioles have been named finalists at their respective positions: Catcher Matt Wieters, first baseman Chris Davis, shortstop J.J. Hardy, third baseman Manny Machado, center fielder Adam

Gold Glove candidates announced today

Let's start out today's blog entry with a reminder that baseball's award for defensive excellence is the Gold Glove. It's not the Golden Gloves, though former Orioles reliever Alan Mills should have been awarded one after decking Darryl Strawberry. The finalists for the 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards will be announced today, and the winners will be revealed Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.

Updating Urrutia in AFL - Part II (updated again)

Henry Urrutia hit his first home run today for the Surprise Saguaros of the Arizona Fall League, and it came with the bases loaded. It also traveled a long way. Urrutia drove a ball off the top of the batter's eye in center field, according to a tweet from the league (@MLBazFallLeague). Urrutia's grand slam is part of a 2-for-3 day that's raised his average

Notes on arbitration, Davis and spring training

The Orioles currently have 11 players eligible for arbitration this winter, which could produce another hike in payroll despite a few contracts coming off the books. MLBTradeRumors.com provided salary projections in the latest installment in its series. It includes service times for each player: Jim Johnson (5.165): $10.8MM Chris Davis (4.061): $10MM Matt Wieters (4.129): $7.9MM Bud Norris (4.068): $5MM Tommy Hunter (4.066): $3.1MM Brian

Updating Urrutia in AFL

I want to take a break this morning from talking about Orioles pitching coach candidates and revisit the AFL. Daryle Lamonica completed an 80-yard touchdown pass to Warren Wells, and ... Hold on, that's the American Football League. Let me try that again. I've got something here in my notes about the Tampa Bay Storm and the Orlando Predators, but I'm pretty sure that's the

Orioles interview three more candidates today for pitching coach (updated)

Though the Orioles are excluded from the World Series again this fall, they had a busy day interviewing candidates for the vacant job of pitching coach. According to industry sources, the Orioles met today with Carl Willis, Andy Hawkins and Dave Wallace. Willis started the procession with an interview at 10 a.m. Rich Dubee met yesterday with team officials. Those are the four known outside

Ohlman continues to produce in AFL

As Orioles manager Buck Showalter waited to board his flight back to Dallas last week after spending a few days checking out prospects in the Arizona Fall League, he again brought up catcher Michael Ohlman's name without any prompting. He wasn't led in a particular direction during our brief phone conversation. He went there by himself. Ohlman had another impressive game today for the Surprise

Hunter on pitching coach interviews: "It's not anything we need to worry about"

Rich Dubee interviewed yesterday for the position of Orioles pitching coach. Carl Willis will meet today with a group that includes manager Buck Showalter, executive vice president Dan Duquette and vice president of baseball operations Brady Anderson. Who's got next? Rangers bullpen coach Andy Hawkins and Braves minor league pitching coordinator Dave Wallace also will interview. Those are the four confirmed outside candidates. "Whoever they

Checking on a few Orioles with the Surprise Saguaros

Left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez made his third start today for the Surprise Saguaros of the Arizona Fall League, allowing one run and one hit in three innings. He walked two, struck out three and threw 27 of his 44 pitches for strikes. Rodriguez, 20, has permitted four runs and seven hits in 8 2/3 innings for a 4.15 ERA, with five walks and eight strikeouts. Orioles

Orioles pitching coach search gets rolling with Dubee

The Orioles will crank up the interview process for finding a new pitching coach today by bringing in Rich Dubee, who spent the past nine seasons on the job with the Phillies. Dubee, who turned 56 on Saturday, already has a few points in his favor. He worked in the Expos farm system while executive vice president Dan Duquette was in the front office. He's

Showalter moving up list of all-time winningest managers

Jim Leyland announced his retirement today as manager of the Detroit Tigers, leaving behind an impressive legacy and a lot of second-hand smoke. Leyland ranked first among active managers with 1,769 victories, placing him 15th on baseball's all-time list. The top three leaders among active managers no longer hold down jobs. The Reds fired Dusty Baker (1,671) after losing to the Pirates in the National

Which free agents will re-sign with the Orioles?

While wondering if Orioles manager Buck Showalter can relate to the heat that John Harbaugh is catching from Ravens fans this season ... I'm heading back home this morning after a weekend filled with love, laughs and calories. Nothing beats family. The Orioles will begin interviewing candidates this week for the vacant pitching coach position. I'm not going to anoint a favorite because we don't

This, that and the other

I can't say whether Cal Ripken Jr. would make a great manager. Won't know until he gets the chance. But let's keep in mind that Mike Matheny didn't coach or manage at any level until taking over the Cardinals before the 2012 season. Now they're in the World Series. No knock on Matheny, but he doesn't know more about the game than Ripken. I can't

Griffin waiting for chance to interview with Orioles

Mike Griffin didn't know that Rick Adair wasn't returning as Orioles pitching coach until early Thursday morning. Now, he's waiting for a call that will enable him to interview for the vacant job. The Orioles will consider their in-house candidates, though they're expected to make a hire from outside the organization. "We have under consideration some internal candidates who we know," said executive vice president

Showalter on Adair

The Orioles have officially announced that Rick Adair will not return as pitching coach in 2014. They sent out a tweet a few minutes ago. Adair had one year left on his contract. The Orioles will begin interviewing candidates next week. They've scheduled a meeting on Tuesday with Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee. Also, the Orioles are interested in Rangers bullpen coach Andy Hawkins, but

Adair talks about leaving the Orioles and his future (updated)

Rick Adair offered further confirmation today that the Orioles will change pitching coaches in 2014. The club apparently won't make an announcement until a replacement is hired, which may not occur until the end of the month or beyond. Adair took a personal leave of absence on Aug. 15, in part to be with his terminally ill father, who passed away in September near Birmingham,

A few leftovers for breakfast

I wrote yesterday that the Orioles had scheduled three or four interviews next week with candidates for pitching coach. I also heard that a "high-profile" candidate would interview Tuesday. That would be former Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee, as The Sun reported last night. Dubee is intriguing because he worked with studs like Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels. He also has strong ties

A few notes on the Orioles' search for a pitching coach

Days tend to stretch to weeks, and weeks to months, when it comes to the Orioles announcing changes to their coaching staff. We should have plenty of time to speculate about candidates and hires. Unfortunately, you're going to come across some names that don't belong. It happens. It's "Guesses Gone Wild," with industry types offering opinions based on a variety of factors. Logic doesn't always

Ripken: "I'm in the next phase of my life and I could be open to a lot of things"

Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. still hasn't been contacted about interviewing for a managing job next season despite the continuing speculation that he will return to the dugout. Ripken, currently working the National League Championship Series for TBS, remains open to the idea. Nothing has changed in that regard. "When I do these things, I get asked that kind of question and I try

How much for Hammel?

The Orioles' list of pending free agents includes right-hander Jason Hammel, who made $6.75 million in 2013. What's he worth in 2014? You could argue that the Orioles have gotten one really good half-season out of Hammel in the two years that he's spent in the organization following his arrival from the Rockies. Hammel was 8-5 with a 3.47 ERA in 17 starts before the

Adair not returning as pitching coach (updated)

Rick Adair will not return as the Orioles pitching coach in 2014, according to industry sources. The Orioles have been compiling a list of candidates in case a change was deemed necessary. According to one source, they're not likely to name Bill Castro or Scott McGregor as the replacement, though a final decision is pending. Castro was named pitching coach on Aug. 15 after Adair

Orioles release 2014 spring training schedule

The Orioles begin their 2014 Grapefruit League schedule with a Feb. 28 game against the Rays in Port Charlotte. Their home opener is March 1 against the Blue Jays at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota. This will be the Orioles' fifth consecutive spring in Sarasota. No date has been announced for pitchers and catchers to report, but it's expected to be Feb. 13. Also, the

Catching up with the 1983 World Series MVP

Thirty years ago today, the Orioles won their last World Series by defeating the Phillies in five games. Does it seem that long ago? Not to the MVP. "It seems like it was only yesterday," said former catcher Rick Dempsey. "This is what time does to you when you get older. These events, you don't think about them and then all of a sudden they're

On this date in 1983 ...

The Orioles still haven't announced whether Scott McGregor will remain the bullpen coach or return to his previous job as pitching rehab coordinator. But on this date in 1983, the left-hander stood on the mound as shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. squeezed Garry Maddox's line drive for the final out in the World Series. Can't take that away from him. The images of Ripken shaking the

Celebrating Jim Palmer on his 68th birthday

How does a Hall of Famer and three-time Cy Young Award winner celebrate his 68th birthday? Jim Palmer gets to the gym at 6 a.m. He might hit a bucket of golf balls later this afternoon. "I'm wearing black," he told me. "I'm in mourning in the morning." It's still morning in Corona del Mar, a town in the affluent city of Newport Beach, Calif.

Some of this, some of that

As long as I'm making predictions in October, I may as well deliver one regarding third baseman Manny Machado following last night's update on his left knee surgery. The Orioles aren't conceding that Machado will begin the 2014 season on the disabled list, but that's my guess. The full six-month recovery period would take Machado into mid-April. If he's ready in five months, I'm still

Updating Machado's surgery

The Orioles announced this evening that Manny Machado's knee surgery went "as expected" in Los Angeles. Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who performed the surgery at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic, estimated the recovery time at approximately six months, which would jeopardize Machado's availability for the March 31 season opener at Camden Yards. The 75-minute procedure included an arthroscopy and open reconstruction of the medial patellar femoral ligament. A

Starting the early talk about the rotation

Manny Machado will undergo surgery today at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles to repair a torn medial patellofemoral ligament in his left knee. I'll beat the rush and pass along that it's going to be a "successful" surgery and the time frame of a four- to six-month recovery period will remain unchanged. Five months would put Machado in the middle of March, still enough

More about Markakis

During yesterday's "Wall to Wall Baseball" show on MASN, a viewer asked the expert panel - comprised of Tom Davis, Dave Johnson and yours truly - whether Nick Markakis should lead off next season. It's never easy to discuss the lineup without knowing the composition of the 25-man roster. If the Orioles re-sign Nate McLouth, he figures to bat first against right-handers. If they re-sign

Springing ahead with a few exhibition dates (updated)

The Orioles are expected to release their spring training schedule next week. In the meantime, I've pieced together a few dates from the Grapefruit League's tentative master schedule. Yes, it's a slow news day. And let's keep it that way. No surprise surgeries, please. Maybe it's the crappy weather that's got me thinking about Sarasota. And you'll notice that I've conveniently skipped past the winter

A scout's take on Rodriguez and Wright

I talked to someone in the Orioles organization earlier this week who pointed out the advantage of having a true No. 1 starter. Look at the Cardinals with Adam Wainwright, the Dodgers with Clayton Kershaw, the Tigers with Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer. Yeah, the Tigers have quite an advantage. It's all laid out for us in the playoffs. The bigger the stage, the bigger

Duquette on Davis, Machado and Chen

First baseman Chris Davis informed the Orioles that he's having no problems with his left wrist after spraining it during the final game of the 2013 season. Davis suffered the injury as he reached for a throw from catcher Steve Clevenger in the fourth inning. Boston's Jacoby Ellsbury ran into Davis' mitt, bending back the wrist. Davis left the game and X-rays were negative. "Chris

More on Machado

Did anyone else have mixed emotions following last night's news that Orioles third baseman Manny Machado elected to undergo surgery on his left knee? Is the Rolling Stones' song "Mixed Emotions" now running through your head, too? Rest and rehabilitation sounded a whole lot better than surgery, and his availability for opening day on March 31 could be in jeopardy. That's the part that hit

Machado to undergo knee surgery, Chen has procedure on knee (updated)

The Orioles just sent out a series of tweets announcing that third baseman Manny Machado had decided to undergo reconstructive surgery on the medial patellofemoral ligament in his left knee. Dodgers orthopedic surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache will perform the surgery Monday at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles. Doctors estimate a four-to-six month rehabilitation. "I sent my MRI results to a couple of doctors and

Managing the Ripken speculation

I'm going to keep this entry brief and get right to the point. Yes, Cal Ripken Jr. is interested in getting back into baseball. He's also intrigued by the idea of managing. If he's contacted about an opening, he's going to listen. In other words, nothing has changed in the last 24, 48 or 72 hours. Nothing has changed for months. Ripken has stated previously

On Roberts' birthday, Orioles still wish they could redo 1999 draft (updated)

Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts is celebrating his 36th birthday today, which probably includes changing diapers and grabbing naps while his baby boy sleeps. Veteran move. Roberts is a pending free agent, his four-year, $40 million contract running out in 2013. The Orioles will give serious consideration to re-signing him. Both sides are open to it. Roberts is really hoping for it. Roberts has been

Morning musings

The Red Sox continue to win games by exhibiting tremendous patience at the plate and running the bases better than anyone in baseball. They steal bases. They take the extra base. They beat out ground balls. Jacoby Ellsbury went from first to third on a wild pitch in the seventh inning last night and scored the go-ahead run on Shane Victorino's infield hit. I understand

Updates on Morse and the coaching staff

Outfielder/first baseman Michael Morse, acquired by the Orioles in an Aug. 30 trade with the Mariners, is expected to undergo surgery on his left wrist after receiving a second opinion at the Mayo Clinic. Morse didn't play after Sept. 22 because of the injury, which he didn't reveal to the Orioles under the final week of the season. He went 3-for-29 with no extra-base hits

This, that and the other

The Arizona Fall League starts up today, and the Surprise Saguaros roster includes 10 members of the Orioles organization: pitchers Eduardo Rodriguez, Brandon Kline, Tim Berry and Jason Gurka; outfielders Henry Urrutia and Dariel Alvarez; second baseman Jonathan Schoop; catcher Michael Ohlman; Double-A Bowie manager Gary Kendall and short-season Single-A Aberdeen pitching coach Alan Mills. Urrutia needs to get more comfortable in left field. He

Chris Davis nominated for Hank Aaron Award

First baseman Chris Davis has been chosen as the Orioles' representative for the Hank Aaron Award, which has recognized the most outstanding offensive performer in each League since its inception in 1999. Fans may vote here for one player in each league up to 10 times a day through Thursday, Oct. 10. Winners will be announced during the World Series. A panel of Hall of

Getting more or less from Morse trade?

The Orioles had the right idea. Add a big bat to the middle of the lineup before the deadline for setting playoff rosters. Don't stand pat while other contenders are hunting for more offense. Executive vice president Dan Duquette landed Michael Morse on Aug. 30, sending Triple-A Norfolk outfielder Xavier Avery to the Mariners. The Orioles claimed him off waivers and had 48 hours to

Is this Bud Norris trade for you?

No matter how many times the rumors shifted from one player to the next, from one organization to the next, the Orioles never lost sight of Astros right-hander Bud Norris as the non-waiver trade deadline approached. He was a pitcher they had targeted, a pitcher under team control through the 2015 season who could solidify a rotation that was putting too much stress on the

Are you OK with the K-Rod trade?

In compiling the list of Orioles trades in July, I ignored the acquisition of minor league infielder Alex Liddi from the Mariners. He never made it to Baltimore and was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk after being designated for assignment and clearing waivers. I'm focused on the major league deals, which included the July 23 acquisition of veteran reliever Francisco Rodriguez from the Brewers for Single-A

How do you feel about the Feldman trade?

Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette swung three deals in July before the non-waiver deadline, and another one Aug. 31 before the deadline to set postseason rosters. Did you have a favorite? One that brought instant regret - like that trip through the Taco Bell drive-thru at 2 a.m., or that round of drinks for the women at the other end of the bar at

Jones in studio, Jones in Venezuela (and a note)

Orioles center fielder Adam Jones has landed another studio gig during the playoffs. Jones will work as a TBS guest analyst on Oct. 8-10, joining Keith Olbermann, Pedro Martinez, Tom Verducci and Dirk Hayhurst on set. Jones should be properly warmed up for the assignment. His studio debut comes on Sunday and Monday as a guest analyst on the MLB Network. If Jones is in

Determining roles for Matusz and Hunter in 2014

Before the 2013 season officially came to a close for the Orioles, manager Buck Showalter already had discussed 2014 with two of his relievers. Brian Matusz and Tommy Hunter want to be starters again despite their successes in the bullpen. They stopped by Showalter's office - his door is always open to his players and occasionally to the media - to gauge whether they would

Orioles outright Beaulac

The Orioles announced today that they reinstated right-hander Eric Beaulac from the 15-day disabled list and outrighted him to Triple-A Norfolk. Beaulac, 26, had his contract selected from Double-A Bowie on Sept. 1 and immediately was placed on the disabled list with a torn labrum in his right hip. The Orioles added him to the 40-man roster in case they made the playoffs, which would

Who wants to tailgate with Adam Jones?

I'm talking about the Orioles center fielder, not the NFL cornerback. Though, I must admit, partying with Pacman Jones in the parking lot before a football game would take tailgating to a much higher level. "Higher" being the key word here, but I digress. The Orioles' Adam Jones announced on Twitter this afternoon that he's hosting the first annual "Adam Jones #StayHungry Purple Tailgate!" More

What's left to say about left field?

While sitting in stunned silence over Freddy Garcia's inclusion in the Braves' rotation for the Division Series ... The Orioles led the majors with 212 home runs this season. They ranked fifth in runs scored with 745 and eighth in hits with 1,460. They were tied for eighth in batting average at .260. They were fourth in OPS at .744. Chris Davis did the heavy

Statement from Peter Angelos on the passing of Tom Clancy

The Orioles have issued the following statement from owner Peter G. Angelos on the passing of Tom Clancy, who most recently served as the organization's vice chairman of community projects and public affairs: "For decades, Tom Clancy entertained millions with his novels and enjoyed producing no fewer than 17 best-sellers. He was an extraordinary storyteller who had an ability to keep readers on the edge

Taking another look at Machado's injury and recovery (note on Clancy)

When Manny Machado collapsed on the infield dirt at Tropicana Field, tears filling his eyes as he grabbed his left knee, three thoughts immediately sprung to my mind. 1. Is it his ankle? 2. Is his career in jeopardy? 3. Is this a chronic issue? The first two questions became fairly easy to answer. It wasn't his ankle, and my first clue was that whole

Jones joining MLB Network studio team (note on Davis)

The Orioles didn't qualify for the playoffs this year, but Adam Jones will get to experience more of the postseason. Not the way that he did in 2012. Not as a center fielder. Jones will serve as a guest studio analyst for MLB Network during the month of October, joining Raul Ibanez, Mark Teixeira, Mark DeRosa and longtime broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson. Harrelson will be

Orioles version of Linsanity

As long as I'm looking back on the 2013 season, I'd like to pass along an anecdote from the final road game on Sept. 23 at Tropicana Field. May as well keep it light today. I mentioned that the Orioles let Wei-Yin Chen's interpreter, Tim Lin, deliver the lineup card to home plate before the anthem. Lin was all smiles as he walked back to

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