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Bergesen struggles in Orioles' 10-9 loss to Tigers -
"I never really felt like I got in a groove. Just started throwing pitches up there without really knowing what I wanted to do. They beat me today. There's not a whole lot to it." Somedays, you just don't have it. -duck

Trembley Unplugged - 
Dave Trembley really doesn't like cut day. Can't blame him. -duck

The Toy Department: Does it matter who the Orioles' backup catcher is?
"The belief is that the backup to Matt Wieters will play just once or twice a week, and that person is going to get run on – that’s a truism in baseball, run on the catcher who doesn’t get to throw in a game often." Does this make sense, or not? I can't decide. -duck

Orioles sign OF Gathright - Seattle Post-Intelligencer: MLB
Car-jumpin' sensation Joey Gathright signed a MiLB contract and will finish in MLB Spring Training camp for the Orioles. -duck

Teixeira to Have Treatment on Sore Elbow - Bats Blog -
Mark Teixeira’s right elbow remained sore Tuesday morning from the Jeremy Guthrie pitch that plunked him Monday night. Poor baby. Rub some $100 bills on it, you sell-out. -duck

Baltimore Orioles 2010 Preview -
Because your life wouldn't be complete without know what baseball writers in Miami think of the Orioles this season. -duck

Dumping Moeller might add up, but not now -
Peter Schmuck really doesn't like the O's dumping Chad Moeller. Because choosing the wrong back-up catcher is certain to doom the O's chances of making the play-offs. -duck

PressBox: Orioles Pipeline Is Brimming With Prospects, Kendall Says
Gary Kendall, manager of the Aberdeen IronBirds, is pretty excited about the state of the Orioles' minor league system this year. -duck 

Cubs release former Orioles 1B Kevin Millar -
Aw, Kevbo. Guess you won't be helping to break their curse after all. -Stacey

Projected 25-man rosters for all 30 teams - HardballTalk - Baseball - NBC Sports
Here's HardballTalk's aggregation of stuff you can learn from other places. But it's all in one place here. -duck


Austin Surhoff makes splash in leading Texas to crown -
Surhoff, 19, son of former Oriole B.J. Surhoff and a freshman from St. Paul's, was Texas' only individual winner, taking the 200-yard individual medley by a scant .004 of a second. His victory early in the meet buoyed the Longhorns' hopes and powered them to their 10th NCAA title. -duck


2005: Compensation agreement is in place for Peter Angelos. And MASN is born.

2006: Bullpen. Wow, did we suck in 2006. I mean, how did we not see that coming?

2008: Rays 6, O's 2: So it begins, and Domes now, please! (sluggo 2.0 makes the case for lids on all stadiums)

2009: Orioles Announcers Leave Game. How Strange?? Fred and Joe make an early exit.