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Brooks Robinson returns to the Yard to salute Mora --
Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson , looking healthy and acting as jovial as ever, made a rare on-field appearance Friday night at Camden Yards before the Orioles ' game against the Boston Red Sox. -zk

MLB -- 2009 Baltimore Orioles: Kiss 'Em Goodbye! - ESPN
Insider and Baseball Prospectus collaborate to dissect the demise of the 2009 Baltimore Orioles, who do, for once, seem to have a shot at contending -- in 2011. [note: you have to be a subscriber to BP or ESPN insider to read the article] -zk

O's Johnson is finding the 9th tough -
From the "Why didn't anyone tell me?" file: A month into his audition for the Orioles ' long-term closer role, Jim Johnson has learned quickly about the difficulty of pitching the ninth inning. -duck

The Schmuck Stops Here: O's: Things change
The 2009 season has been so long that Felix Pie has had time to go from being the most unpopular position player on the team to being the reason some people think the Orioles should move Rookie of the Year candidate Nolan Reimold to first base. -duck

Collins, Blair signing autographs at York Fair - The York Daily Record
Former Penn State and Washington Redskins linebacker Andre Collins and former Baltimore Orioles center fielder Paul Blair will be signing autographs at the York Fair this weekend. Collins will appear from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, while Blair will appear from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. -zk

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