If you talk to a sports broadcaster or front office member, they'll likely laugh a little as they use the word "offseason." There's not a whole lot "off" about it, they'll say, as everyone from the grounds crew to the front office spend their winter months preparing for next season, while broadcasters often fill their "down time" with the equally non-stop schedule of another sport. In former Oriole turned MASN broadcaster Rick Dempsey's case, he's not providing color analysis for another sport this winter, but he has been busy. Not long ago, Rick wrote a blog entry updating O's and MASN fans on what he's been up to this offseason. Did you buy his Christmas CD, Home Run Holiday? If not, you can listen to previews of three of the 10 tracks and buy your own copy by clicking here. You can also help Rick raise money for the Center for the Arts (and give yourself a tax deduction too) by donating/voting for the former Bird in the Dancing for the Arts competition to be held this Saturday, November 21 from 7:00 p.m. to Midnight at the Residents' Club at Bulle Rock in Havre de Grace. While we're on the subject of former Orioles, Brooks Robinson has given his website an overhaul. You can check out the new look here, as well as check in on Brooks' appearances in the community and some cool merchandise for sale just in time for the holiday season.