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Tillman and Matusz BFF - MASNsports.com
According to Roch, they've carried their friendship from the minors to the majors...but did they even play together in the minors? At any rate, they're inseparable now.

Roar from 34 - Five Moments from the 2009 Season that Offer Hope to Orioles Fans
Matthew Taylor points to five moments that might be indicative of future O's success. My favorite moment of 2009 (Felix Pie's cycle) only got an honorable mention.

Matusz Keeps Busy - wjz.com
Brian Matusz is a sponge.

Explore Howard: New O’s Matusz, Tillman, Wieters and Reimold impress Rays
Dan Wheeler and Carl Crawford weigh in on the O's young talent.

O's Hendrickson wants to be back in 2010 -- baltimoresun.com
Hendo likes pitching for the O's in the bullpen and wants to return. Oddly enough, I'm not totally against it.

Tigers' broadcaster gave voice to the early Orioles -- baltimoresun.com
You have probably heard that legendary Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell was diagnosed with inoperable cancer at the age of 1991. Frederick Rasmussen of The Sun tells of his early days living in Maryland and broadcasting for the Orioles. A really great article.

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The Journal Pioneer: Baseball star from yesteryear to be inducted into Hall of Fame
Did you know an Oriole is going into the Hall of Fame next weekend? That would be George Albert "Dandy" Wood, who played one season with the American Association O's in 1889. Of course, he only batted .200 for us in 10 plate appearances. Slacker. The following year, Dandy moved on to the Philadelphia Athletics of the Players League, and not long thereafter, the Orioles helped form the American League and then moved up north to become the Yankees. Oh, one more thing: Dandy is actually being inducted into the Prince Edward Island Sports Hall of Fame. Still, STAY PROUD O's fans. -zk 

JG-TC.com > Sports > Hudson rejuvenated by late-season promotion
Kyle Hudson got called onto the carpet. That is, assuming the manager’s office for the Delmarva Shorebirds has carpet.  -zk 

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