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Note: Today's Orioles game vs. the Blue Jays has been called due to rain.

In case you missed it, Camden Chat Apparel is open for business. Just scroll down to the next story to see the details. You still have time to order and have your shirt delivered by Opening Day! Also, ATTN: New York Oriole - Camden Chat owes you a free CC tee of your choice as a result of the voting. Email Stacey and we'll work out the details.  

O's shut down Red Sox, 6-1 -
David Hernandez pitched a good game and Justin Turner hit a bases loaded double that scored all three runners. They both had good games, I guess that means they'll make the team! -Stacey

O's fifth-starter race not over just yet | News
This article actually says, "Hernandez replaces Tillman as frontrunner to complete staff." -Stacey

The Schmuck Stops Here: Orioles: The plot thickens
Diamond Dave all but said yesterday Kevin Millwood will start Opening Day in Tampa. It's who takes the ball Saturday that week that is open for debate. -duck

Notebook: Berken is attracting Orioles' attention -
Oh and this one says Berken might be the 5th starter. If that's not just hot air being blown then I'm gonna be angry. -Stacey

Matt Wieters Catching On Quick With O's -- MLB FanHouse
Trembley says, "Wieters is as cool a cookie as you'll see." Is "cool as a cookie" a phrase that people use and I've just never heard it? I like my cookies to be warm with some melty chocolate chips. -Stacey

Managerial decisions, from No. 1 to No. 30 - The Boston Globe
Diamond Dave ranks #26 on some random Boston guy's list of managers in MLB. -duck

Orioles pitcher Matusz armed with tools -
Brain Matusz has a toolbox. It's where he keeps his tools. Every fifth day this season he'll go to his toolbox and get his tools. Then he'll use his tools. -stacey

Plenty of reasons to watch the minors -
Steve Melewski reminds us that  there's, um,  plenty of reasons to watch the minors. Here's a snapshot of story lines for each of the O's affiliates going into their seasons. -duck

Red Sox to start season with five starters - HardballTalk - Baseball - NBC Sports
This is pissing me off. PHN gets three off days in the first 10, we get none in the first 16. We get a Thursday night game in Tampa and a Friday day game in Baltimore the first week, they have time to schedule manicures. What the hell does the league office have against Baltimore? -duck