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Baltimore Sun reporter Eduardo A. Encina talks about Buck Showalter being named as the American League Manager of the Year by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday.

Here's what you need to know to start your day.

WEATHER

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Fog and drizzle will give way today to partly sunny skies. There is a 45 percent chance of precipitation today, so taking along a raincoat and a parapluie (French for umbrella) may not be a bad idea. Winds will be 7-14 mph out of the northwest. Brace yourself for the end of the week, when Old Man Winter rides into town on the heels of blustery winds and bringing temperatures in the high 20s and low 30s. Brrrr!

TRAFFIC

Many of you had your day off yesterday and now its back into the races. Get the latest on delays for this morning's commute from baltimoresun.com

TRENDING ONLINE THIS MORNING

FROM LAST NIGHT

The Baseball Writers Association of America confirmed what all of us Orioles fans knew all along: O's manager Buck Showalter was named American League Manager of the Year.

Incoming Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh, a Republican, will replace the county's police and fire chiefs when sworn into office next month.

Homicides are up in Baltimore's Northwest and Southwest districts. There have been 26 killings this year Southwest Baltimore, and 36 for the same corresponding period in Northwest Baltimore, city police said Tuesday.

TODAY'S FRONT PAGE

Six Baltimore schools, including two high schools, would close in June as part of the district's proposal to downsize to fit the current enrollment and prepare for a $980 million  modernization, school officials said Tuesday.

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The O'Malley administration has struck a deal to buy a Kent County farm for $2.8 million and then lease it for a $1 a year to a company controlled by an organic farmer and Democratic campaign donor.

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