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Sometimes, two or three days pass by without me having to kill a rumor.

I almost made it to the weekend.

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Former Sun columnist Ken Rosenthal never reported that the Orioles offered Aubrey Huff a two-year, $10 million contract. In fact, he hasn't written anything about offers made to Huff. I just checked with him.

No wonder I couldn't find it anywhere.

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You probably saw the story in today's Sun about the 23-year-old Orioles employee who stole items from Camden Yards, including game jerseys, bats and old media guides, and sold them on eBay.

Go ahead and make the joke about how the Orioles have been stealing from their paying customers for the last nine years.

You know you want to.

Former Orioles update: Dennis Martinez was named pitching coach for the St. Louis Cardinals' new Gulf Coast League team in Jupiter, Fla. And the New YorK Mets hired Ricky Bones as pitching coach at Double-A Binghamton.

Yes, it's official now: David Newhan, Todd Williams and Aaron Rakers have been non-tendered.

I recall a scout with the Texas Rangers approaching me in spring training before the 2005 season and wondering whether the Orioles were going to cut Williams, because his team gladly would have reacquired the right-hander. He couldn't believe Williams' status was even in question.

Amazing how quickly these things change.

Searching for a new head coach, Boston College is interested in Giants quarterbacks coach Kevin Gilbride.

Buddy Ryan is interested in punching him again.

Tennis star Lindsay Davenport is pregnant.

Must have been love.

Former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Rick Ankiel, whose sudden inability to throw strikes ruined a promising pitching career and temporarily made him an outfielder, has been non-tendered.

The Cardinals gave him a farewell dinner, but it didn't go well. It was buffet-style, and Ankiel couldn't get his entree over the plate.

Tune into today's MASN Playmakers from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and you'll see Ravens receiver Derrick Mason. I'll be there, too, but that's not exactly a ratings grabber.

I have this sudden urge to stand in a very long line at the post office. I'll be back later.

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