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Game recaps of yet another soul-killing loss can be found here (Zrebiec)here (Sun w/Ricig cartoon)here (TSN)here (, and here (Ghiroli).

Britt's Bird Watch: B-Rob's back could be in trouble, too
I cannot believe that Julio Lugo is the starting 2B on my team. -Stacey

Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts likely to miss most of April -
"Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts received his second epidural shot for the herniated disk in his back Monday and likely will be sidelined most of April." So much for feeling better in 4-6 days. -duck

Oriole Post - A Baltimore Orioles Blog
Oriole Post has a lot of good stuff about blogger night, including a video of me showing my shirt to Gary Thorne. Me, duck, and and 2632 are pretty much obstructed by the television but you can definitely see Gary cracking up. -Stacey

Finally, It’s Batter Up For ‘Moneyball’ –
Columbia Pictures is locking in a July start date for the Bennett Miller-directed "Moneyball".

Orioles Insider: History at Camden Yards
The announced attendance for Monday’s game versus the Tampa Bay Rays is 9,129. That makes it the smallest crowd in the stadium’s 19 seasons. -duck

Orioles Insider: Eerily familiar?
"The Orioles have scored three runs in their past three games – all, by the way, have been played without Brian Roberts, the offense’s catalyst who was put on the disabled list Monday. They have scored three or fewer runs in five of seven games this season. And it’s not getting any easier." -duck

Britt's Bird Watch: Trembley: Lineup changes
"Yeah, I may do something, maybe just to show  a different look. Show a different look that might get us started. You definitely have to consider something like that. " Gee, Dave, that's going to inspire confidence among the fans. -duck

Orioles Insider: Who should be the Orioles closer now and for the rest of 2010?
"So I am giving the managerial reins to you. Who do you trot out in the ninth with the game on the line right now? Should it change as the season progresses?" -duck

Former pitcher: I made millions off claims
"Miami Springs High pitching ace Ihosvany Marquez got drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 1990 and went on to make millions of dollars. Not from throwing strikes -- but from ripping off the federal Medicare program." Here's your feel-good story for the day. -duck

After former Oriole Mike Cuellar’s death, an outpouring of goodwill -
Former teammates, fans and Cuban-American businessmen are raising funds for Mike Cuellar's funeral and for his family. -duck - Shaky bullpens hitting clubs hard
Seems we're not the only one with bullpen problems. -duck

AND IN THE MINORS...Tides doubled up by Charlotte MondayBowie Baysox won 5-2Frederick was off, and the Shorebirds won fourth straight, 11-6.