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Some thoughts on this year's group of Orioles nonroster invitations

It’s not often that a nonroster invitee cracks an Opening Day 25-man roster, but the nonroster players who receive big league camp invitations are nonetheless critical to a team’s success. Occasionally, there are some surprises. Three springs ago, first baseman/outfielder Conor Jackson nearly forced...

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  • Robotic, pre-fab homebuilding manufacturer brings plant, jobs to Baltimore

    Robotic, pre-fab homebuilding manufacturer brings plant, jobs to Baltimore

    Blueprint Robotics is a new Baltimore company with small, temporary offices, just 13 employees and big ambitions to use technology to revolutionize the homebuilding industry. So far, so start-up. But the firm, led by former executives at the Rouse Co. and Crate & Barrel, plans to employ more than...

  • Guardian Building Products opens Belcamp warehouse

    Guardian Building Products opens Belcamp warehouse

    Guardian Building Products has opened a distribution center in Belcamp in a push to expand its footprint along the Atlantic coast, the Greenville, S.C., company said Tuesday. The 50,000-square-foot warehouse on Richly Drive, with another 60,000-square feet of outdoor storage, will serve the Baltimore...

  • GM recalling 473,000 trucks and SUVs for brake pedal problem

    GM recalling 473,000 trucks and SUVs for brake pedal problem

    General Motors is recalling more than 473,000 trucks and SUVs in the U.S. and Canada because the brake pedals can come loose and fail to work properly. The recall covers certain 2015 and 2016 Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD and Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicles. GM says a nut on the brake pedal...

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  • 'The Bachelor' recap: A stormy two-on-one date in the Bahamas

    'The Bachelor' recap: A stormy two-on-one date in the Bahamas

    At the beginning of the episode, we are made privy to the private conversation Ben requested of Olivia, this season’s “mean girl,” at the end of last week. Despite Olivia sharing that she likes “reading and thinking” and wants to “talk smart things,” Ben decides to maintain his decision to give...

  • Super Bowl commercial brings back the Sobotka family from 'The Wire'

    Super Bowl commercial brings back the Sobotka family from 'The Wire'

    Toyota on Sunday played host to a Sobotka family reunion, as the actors who portrayed the family from Season 2 of "The Wire" appeared together in two Super Bowl commercials for the Prius. Chris Bauer (Frank Sobotka), Pablo Schreiber (Nick Sobotka) and James Ransone (Ziggy Sobotka) played bank robbers...

  • Peabody Chamber Opera ready to ride 'Ghost Train' at B&O Railroad Museum

    Peabody Chamber Opera ready to ride 'Ghost Train' at B&O Railroad Museum

    Now arriving at the B&O Railroad Museum: "Ghost Train," an opera about a mysterious, dangerous vision that rides the rails. British-born American composer Paul Crabtree intended this work to be performed in or around abandoned railway buildings. Peabody Chamber Opera settled on a more practical,...

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  • Don't dismiss paid sick leave

    Don't dismiss paid sick leave

    At a recent gathering of the Greater Baltimore Committee, Republican state Sen. J.B. Jennings urged business leaders to help him fight legislation pending in Annapolis that would require businesses with 10 employees or more to offer paid sick leave. At least one GBC member stood up to reinforce...

  • Black History Month: still necessary after all these years

    Black History Month: still necessary after all these years

    President Barack Obama, like each of his predecessors since Gerald Ford, has recognized February as Black History Month, or more formally, National African American History Month. I actually dislike this designation. But I absolutely recognize its necessity in a nation that seems to take special...

  • Young women just don't get it

    Young women just don't get it

    Hillary is trailing Bernie in the youth vote. Is this surprising? Shouldn't be. When I was 23, I voted for the liberal George McGovern, but Richard Nixon beat him by the largest landslide in history. Of course, if Sen. Bernie Sanders gets the Democratic nomination, the 2016 Republican will make...

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  • O'Malley campaign secures public cash before dropping out

    O'Malley campaign secures public cash before dropping out

    When Martin O'Malley decided in November to rely on public financing for his struggling presidential campaign, he was tossing a Hail Mary with a federal program that watchdog groups say is in need of a major overhaul. The former Maryland governor was also ensuring he could pay off his debts when...

  • Washington suburbs dominated record Powerball drawing sales

    Washington suburbs dominated record Powerball drawing sales

    A beer and wine store in Montgomery County sold the most tickets of any of Maryland's 4,481 lottery retailers during the Powerball roll that ended with a record jackpot, according to state records. Retailers in the Washington suburbs dominated state sales as players sought a share of a jackpot...

  • Senator's second bite at veto apple called legal

    Senator's second bite at veto apple called legal

    When the House of Delegates voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of a bill to speed restoration of felons' voting rights last month, Del. Craig Zucker of Montgomery County cast one of the 85 votes needed. When the same bill comes up in the state Senate this week, Zucker — sworn in as a senator...

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