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Orioles' Scott says he doesn't carry guns into ballpark — anymore - Big League Stew
So Luke Scott has said he won't carry guns into the locker room anymore. Which begs the question - does that mean he used to? -duck

Athletes and Guns: Armed ... Dangerous? - ABC News
It's a few years old, but here's the interview where Luke Scott first gained national notice as an ardent supporter of gun rights. -duck

Will Adrian Gonzalez be traded? - MLB Daily Dish
Padres first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is already generating buzz on the open market. And the Orioles are being mentioned as a possible destination. So which two members of the cavalry do you give up? And yes, I know it will take more than that. -duck (The answer is none. Trade away the future for a guy who will be a FA after 2011? No thanks -Stacey)

DC Landing Strip: Orioles Facing Brutal Early Schedule
It was discussed briefly in yesterday's comments and DC Landing Strip provides some more facts about the O's tough schedule. -Stacey

Prospect Bell making strong impression | News
Josh Bell is a lean, mean, switch hitting machine. -Stacey

The Schmuck Stops Here: Bill James is not impressed
Bill James doesn't think much of the Orioles pitching. -Stacey

Former Airport standout MLB's next great HR hitter? - Sports -
In case you needed a reminder that MacPhail even got something out of trading Ramon Hernandez, here's a nice hometown profile on the Orioles' best power prospect, Brandon Waring. -zk

Orioles' Simon progressing rapidly after surgery -
Alfredo Simon is bouncing back nicely from TJ surgery. Oh, and Ed Smith season ticket holder Dick Vitale invited everyone in the Orioles' organization over to his house. -zk

Alex Rodriguez Contacted in Federal Investigation of Doctor -
I am shocked, shocked, to learn that Alex Rodriguez—once again—lied about his past (this time to his own team) recently as two months ago. Shocked, I tell you. Shocked! -zk

D-Cab intent on sticking with White Sox | News
My ex-boyfriend is being given "a very, very good opportunity to make [the White Sox]" as a relief pitcher, per Ozzie Guillen. -zk

O's Erbe looking better after change in delivery -
Brandon Erbe has spent a long time completely overhauling his delivery, and the effort is starting to pay dividends. -duck

Atkins gets a fresh start at first with Orioles | Section Sports |
Garrett Atkins gets a fresh start with the Orioles. But if Luke Scott can do better than a fence post over there, Garrett may not get many starts after all. -duck

College Baseball Hall to induct former Heel, Oriole Surhoff -
Former Orioles outfielder B.J. Surhoff was elected to the College Baseball Hall of Fame. Surhoff, a catcher at the University of North Carolina from 1983 to 1985, is the only Tar Heel to earn first-team All-America honors in back-to-back seasons. -duck

SLIGHTLY OT: Terps baseball beats blizzard - D.C. Sports Bog
New Maryland baseball coach Erik Bakich might be insane. And I mean that in a good way. The team missed a total of two days of practice through all the snow, even taking the field after shoveling themselves with outfielders playing on top of the packed drifts. Makes this UM alum proud. Photos are included with this story, and are a must-see. -duck