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FIVE DAYS TO PITCHERS AND CATCHERS

I've gotten totally out of whack with this snowstorm and being at my parents house and all that. I'll get my act together, I promise. Here are your Friday links. 

New Feature: Facebook Connect on SB Nation
You might have noticed the giant box at the top of today's page inviting you to connect to Facebook. Don't worry, if you hit that little X it will be gone for good. For the details on all the things you can do with this feature, check out the blog huddle. -Stacey

Become Sarasota's Voice of the Orioles
If you live in the Sarasota area and have always dreamed of being the next Rex Barney, the O's are holding open tryouts on Saturday the 20th to be the PA announcer at Ed Smith Stadium. -Stacey

 A Few Questions with Amber Theoharis
Baltimore Sports Report sat down with our favorite sideline reporter to get her thoughts on the O's, Terps, and the fact that she isn't on Facebook. -Stacey

Jon Stewart's storm coverage -- with call to Ripkens
The Daily Show "attempts" to take an original viewpoint of the Unusually Large Snowstorm (complete with some Fox News mocking). -Stacey

O's Bergesen has injured shoulder - baltimoresun.com
He hurt himself filming a commerical. That's right. It better not be serious or the Orioles will look like fools. -Stacey

Big Hurt decides to call it a career | MLB.com: News
Frank Thomas is officially retiring. He was always one of my favorite non-Orioles and, in my opinion, a sure bet for the Hall of Fame. -Stacey

This day in Camden Chat is all about Spring Training fever and pictures of the wives of politiicians: Well crap: Benson out for the season (2007)Son of a bitch (2007)The final days (2007)OT - Obama in Baltimore (2008)Spring springs as pitchers and catchers begin reporting (2009)25 Random Orioles Things (2009)I'm going to be in an Orioles Commercial (2009).

I will live in Montana. And I will marry a round American woman and raise rabbits, and she will cook them for me. And I will have an Open Thread... maybe even a "recreational vehicle." And drive from state to state. Do they let you do that?