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Sarasota welcomes the Orioles 
About 2,500 Sarasota residents welcomed the Orioles to town during the team's FanFest activities yesterday. -duck

Premilinary and incomplete Spring Training dates available
One of Roch's readers sent him the link and it appears many, but not all, of the home Spring Training dates are starting to be filled. -duck

Update on injured O's minor league pitchers
Steve Melewski talks with David Stockstill about Orioles' minor leaguers rehabbing and recovering from injuries during 2009. -duck

2009 Tides pitchers in review
Steve Melewski talks with Gary Allenson, manager of the Norfolk Tides, about the starters he had this year that weren't among those called up to Baltimore. -duck

The Schmuck Stops Here: Orioles: Is Uggla the answer?
Peter Schmuck attempts to solve the age-old debate "Is it OK if a piece of plywood would play better defense that your third baseman?" -duck

AFL Orioles - Week 5
Jay LeBlanc of The Washington Times reviews the week in Arizona. -duck

Umpire John Hirschbeck forgives Robbie Alomar, but will Hall of Fame voters forget?
"Longtime umpire John Hirschbeck would like to put to rest any lingering controversy about Robbie Alomar on the Baseball Writers Hall of Fame ballot. Despite the infamous 1996 spitting incident the ump says Alomar is absolutely a Hall of Fame player." -duck

Nick Markakis deserved a Gold Glove: Carroll County Times
"Congratulations, Adam Jones. You just accomplished something rare by being named one of the three best defensive outfielders in the American League even though you’re not even the best on your own team." Gee, Josh Land of the CC Times, tell us what you really think. -duck

You're a French aristocrat, she's a simple girl of the people, and she won't even give you a Open Thread. Hah!