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8 days until Opening Day! 

Orioles' Atkins seeks to rebound from dismal 2009 -
is he really? Shocking. -Stacey

Orioles roster decisions beginning to clear up -
Well, here it is. Tejada will start the season as the cleanup hitter. Reimold and Pie will split the job in left field, and Chris Tillman is "almost surely" headed to AAA so that David Hernandez can be the fifth starter. -Stacey

Orioles ask Gold Glover Jones to play deeper in CF -
This was a matter of discussion a number of times last year. Bottom line, the O's want Jones to play deeper, but Jones is "noncommittal." -Stacey

Lebron update -
Reliever Luis Lebron was expected to resume throwing today after being shut down for about a week. Lebron, who made a strong impression on manager Dave Trembley during his time in the major league camp, had been experiencing some slight "tenderness" in his arm, according to John Stockstill. -duck

The Associated Press: Orioles-Blue Jays game canceled because of rain
Not much to add to the headline. Jeremy Guthrie will start against the Yankees today to get his work in. And car-jumpin' sensation Joey Gathright was released. -duck

No. 5 Starter Watch: Orioles (and Pie!) - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN
Rob Neyer cribs off Peter Schmuck, adding his own insight. Nothing to see here people, move along... -duck

Arizona Diamondbacks' Rodrigo Lopez nearing spot in rotation
Rodrigo Lopez looks like he's nailed down a spot in the Diamondbacks' rotation. -duck

whO the heck is ed smith?
The Wayward O spent the weekend in Sarasota. Read his thoughts here. He must have spring fever because he sounds positively happy about Team. -Stacey

T-Shirts! Get Yer Camden Chat T-Shirts HEEyah!
In case you inexcusably didn't check in with us this weekend, consider this your notice that the CC apparel store is up and running. -Stacey

On this day in Camden Chat history:

2005 - Hee Seop Choi: Swinging Man 2005
2006 - Markakis Seems Set to Play LF 2006
2008 -'08 Orioles Media Predictions Omnibus