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Cal and Kelly Ripken will be pitching their new Ripken Range Wool line of bedding products on tomorrow's "Sleep Solutions Show" on QVC beginning at 5 p.m.

This is the first time they've presented for sale their 100-percent Australian wool premium underlay. The product was developed out of a partnership between Ripken Baseball and Sleep and Dream LTD of Australia.

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If you want a head start, it's QVC item # HO7457.

Shouldn't it be HOF?

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Meanwhile, Manny Alexander will be pitching his new line of air mattresses.

To answer a reader's question, I haven't heard any talk of trying Scott Moore at shortstop, but I'll watch for him to take ground balls there in spring training.

Orioles reliever Jamie Walker sees a connection between yesterday's trade and the moves Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowki made that eventually led the Tigers into the World Series.

"I saw it go down like this in Detroit," Walker said. "Everybody in town was like, 'Dave Dombrowski, he's an idiot. What's he doing?' We took some beatings. A few years later we're in the World Series with seven or eight guys we got in trades. He gave up Jeff Weaver, a No. 1, but we got some pretty good arms for it. That's what we need – arms. Strong pitching's  always going to win."

One of the arms Dombrowski acquired for Weaver in a three-team trade involving the Yankees and Athletics was attached to Jeremy Bonderman.

I had a nice chat with manager Dave Trembley around 9 a.m. today. We talked about some of the drills he'll implement in spring training, and how he's been in constant contact with his coaches.

One of his conversations with hitting coach Terry Crowley centered on how he wants the Orioles to improve their "hitting style" – their ability to work the count and advance runners.

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