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Eddie Murray is shown at the victory parade after the Orioles won the 1983 World Series. (Sun File Photo - Jonny Pops' former sig pic)
Eddie Murray is shown at the victory parade after the Orioles won the 1983 World Series. (Sun File Photo - Jonny Pops' former sig pic)

First things first: Happy 54th birthday to the awesome Eddie Murray. Rumor has it he might be joining the O's broadcast team on a part time basis in 2010. 

Orioles' early injuries are a little ominous - baltimoresun.com
Peter Schmuck is worried about the injuries. Andy MacPhail says, "Chill. It'll be fine." -Stacey

Notebook: Orioles are anxious to get a look at Bell - baltimoresun.com
Josh Bell is going to keep his mouth closed and his ears open at Spring Training this year and so far has made a good impression on Dave Trembley. I wonder is there ever a ST article about someone who makes a bad impression early on? -Stacey

Tejada excited to be back | orioles.com: News
Everyone is just so excited to have Miggi back, especially Brian Roberts who can't stop with the gushing. -Stacey

BaseballAmerica.com: The Complete Top 100 Prospects List
Baseball America has released its top 100 prospects and the Orioles have four on the list: #5 Brian Matusz, #37 Josh Bell, #63 Zach Britton, and #99 Jake Arrieta. Surprised to see Arrieta so low, frankly. -Stacey

Carolina League batting champ hungry for more success in 2010
Steve Melewski profiles prospect Robbie Widlansky. -Stacey

Tejada is comfortable at third - baltimoresun.com
More Miggi love. He feels like he's coming home! He has a big smile! He breaks into an impromptu dance! -Stacey

Roberts, Tillman progressing well | orioles.com: News
Roberts was able to do a lot in yesterday's workouts and hopes to take live batting practice within the next week. Chris Tillman is sorry he fell asleep on that couch. -Stacey

Fun Facts About the Forgotten American League Additions | FanGraphs Baseball
A quick breakdown of Kevin Millwood's best and worst seasons by ERA and FIP. -Stacey

Trembley: Orioles ready to turn corner | Baseball | HeraldTribune.com
Diamond Dave says the team's ready to turn a corner. I'd rather they win more games, personally. -duck 

O’s spring training: The 25 who will make it (#3) | WNST
Prediction/preview of the 25 man roster continues with Luke Scott at #3, Miguel Tejada at #4 and Jeremy Guthrie at #5

For some reason we got away from This Day in Camden Chat, but I'm bringing it back because it's awesome. In 2006, SC names Melvin Mora the 28th Greatest Oriole; In a 2007 pre-season poll, 61% of voters believed the Orioles would finish the season with at least 80 wins (they actually won 69); In 2008 zknower calls attention to an article comparing Leo Mazzone and Rick Kranitz; In 2009 Baltimo gives the first indication of his gigantic crush on Felix Pie, and Nick Markakis raises the roof.