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Orioles' Pie out three months | News
"Outfielder Felix Pie, who was put on the 15-day disabled list last Friday because of an upper back muscle strain, actually has a ruptured latissimus dorsai, the broadest muscle in the back, and will miss three months." Ouch. -duck

Tejada says he's feeling better | News
"Miguel Tejada said he's feeling good and will probably be back in the Orioles lineup on Tuesday night." You're not fooling anyone, you know. You'll be stone dead in a minute. -duck

Orioles Insider: Bergesen down, Castillo up
I'm sure they will let him fly instead of taking a bus, but Brad Bergesen is going to Norfolk either way. That boy ain't right. Alberto Castillo takes his spot on the 25-man roster. -duck

A few odds and ends -
Lou Montanez will get most of the LF starts, Brian Roberts hasn't been cleared for any baseball-related activities, and Koji Uehara managed to throw 35 pitches on the side without spontaneously combusting. -duck

The Schmuck Stops Here: Cal's statement in focus
Peter Schmuck gives his take on Cal's statement yesterday. -duck

Cal Ripken Jr. addresses media reports that he has pursued front office job with Orioles -
Cal Ripken said, sure, he's interested in being in the front office of the O's, and he and Andy MacPhail have talked, and he's sticking to his timeline of two years when his son graduates high school. Nothing to see here people, move along. -duck

Orioles are cuckoo for not hiring Ripken - MLB News - FOX Sports on MSN
"First off, I stand by the story. Every single word." Well, there's that. -duck

Ryan Minor on Kolodny and Dalles -
"It's a credit to Tyler. He came into camp in great shape," Delmarva manager Ryan Minor said." I'll just bet it was the BEST SHAPE OF HIS LIFE. -duck

Baseball Has Moments but Still Dozing Into Oblivion -- FanHouse
A very good article article about some of baseball's issues that are leading to a decline in its popularity. As a bonus, various members of the Red Sox and Yankee organizations, and Dustin Pedroia in particular, come across as supreme douchebags in it. I know, you're shocked, right? -zk

Record crowds for spring training - Pittsburgh Pirates -
A record number of fans attended Grapefruit League spring training games this year. Over 100,000 of them came to see the O's at Ed Smith Stadium. -zk

Teams slow out of the gate, quiet at the plate -
If it makes you feel any better, we're not the only team that's had a rough beginning to the season. -zk

MLB wont let Rays skipper wear hoodie during games - MLB News - FOX Sports on MSN
Joe Maddon can't do his Bill Belichick impersonation anymore. -duck