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Just the news that's fit to print today as real life has intruded again. So here we go....

The Associated Press: Yankees hit 4 homers in 11-7 win over Orioles
Jeremy Guthrie didn't look so hot, again, and the O's lose to the Yankees. But at least Mark Teixeira got a boo-boo on his elbow in return. -duck

Orioles RHP Uehara likely to start season on DL - USATODAY.com
Baltimore Orioles reliever Koji Uehara is preparing for another trip to the disabled list - this time with a strained left hamstring. -duck

Millwood gets O's Opening Day nod | MLB.com: News
Dave Trembley announced on Monday that veteran right-hander Kevin Millwood will get the ball on April 6 in the season opener against the Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. -duck

Former Oriole Hoiles to host local radio show - Baltimore Sun
Chris Hoiles gets his own sports talk radio show on Fox Sports 1370 AM. Hopefully, he'll take the toothpick out long enough to be understood. -duck

Orioles drawing record-breaking crowds for home games - WWSB ABC 7 Florida
Last night's Yankees game set a single-game attendance record at Ed Smith Stadium. Sarasota loves its spring baseball. -duck

The Schmuck Stops Here: Live Orioles chat with Peter Schmuck at noon Tuesday
Need I say more? Wear your favorite loud Hawaiian shirt and check in from a Denny's. -duck

Bedard gets back on mound for Mariners - The Boston Globe
It's not full-speed throwing, and he won't be back in the rotation next week, but Erik Bedard threw 20 pitches from the stretch yesterday. Good for him. -duck

Bucs claim hurler Penn off waivers | MLB.com: News
The Pirates claimed former Orioles pitcher Hayden Penn off waivers on Monday afternoon. So that March unemployment number goes down just a little more. -duck

Five reasons relegation wouldn't work in Major League Baseball - Big League Stew - Yahoo! Sports
BLS gives some compelling reasons why relegation, English Premier League-style, won't work for MLB. Didn't know only four different teams have won their championship since 1992. Throw out Blackburn's surprise win and it's three. -duck