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Before I get to the part about good times, I wanted to mention that Major League Baseball owners voted unanimously to extend commissioner Bud Selig's contract through 2012.

This is Selig's third three-year extension since he took over on an interim basis in September 1992.

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This also means he can't file for free agency after the 2009 season, but he still could be traded to the Cubs for Ronny Cedeno and some pitching prospects.

But not Rich Hill.

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The Orioles are planning a series of events to celebrate the 25-year anniversary of the 1983 world championship team.

For starters, they're hosting an event at ESPNZone on Jan. 31, beginning at 7 p.m., that is free to all fans and includes autograph and question-and-answer sessions with Ken Singleton, Scott McGregor, Al Bumbry, John Stefero and Bill Swaggerty. Those are the confirmed players. Hopefully, more will follow.

The event will conclude with a rebroadcast of Game 5 of the '83 Series. I don't want to ruin the ending for you, but lay down heavy money on Eddie Murray hitting two home runs and Cal Ripken waving his glove over his head after the final out.

The Orioles have other activities planned during the season, including fan givaways and Turn Back the Clock nights.

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