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Andy MacPhail’s plan coming together for Orioles -
"They’re coming," one rival team executive said. "And they’re legit." -Stacey

Looking at the Orioles big picture
Steve Melewski addresses the whining concerns of some Orioles fans about how the offseason is going. -Stacey

Tidbits from the Crow
Terry Crowley talks Markakis, Pie, and Reimold. -Stacey

One pitcher's integrity and one batter's lack of it -
Mike Flanagan and Mark McGwire converged in a clash of baseball eras in 1991, and Mike's still not happy about it. Seems a probably-juiced Mark McGwire cost him a chance at possibly tying Mike Cuellar's spot as 3rd all-time for wins as an Orioles pitcher in his last year with the club. -duck

Off Season Moves Not Enough | Carroll County Times
"[F]ans will have the chance to meet a starting pitcher with a 4.01 career ERA, an alleged starting first baseman who hit .227 last year in Colorado and a potential closer candidate who managed a whopping 10 saves in 2009. Better get there early. The lines could stretch to the Inner Harbor." Seems to me Brandon Oland at the Carroll County Times didn't get the message to be optimistic about progress this year. -duck

MLB 2K10 Fixes Advertising Altered Stadiums |
The folks at 2K Sports apparently heard gamer complaints about adding advertising space in MLB2K9, and have reduced the amount of added ad space in 2K10. Not that they're admitting they ever did it in the first place, of course. -duck

Ex-Oriole Tejada travels to Haiti to help quake victims -
Aw Miggi. What a good guy. Thanks to Oriole Post for the video

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better. - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.