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Dice K wants redemption -
Matsuzaka is eager to "repay" his Red Sox teammates and cease being a "distraction" when he makes his first start of the season Saturday night in Baltimore. That's nice for him. I hope he implodes in the second inning. -zk

April 27: A day like no-no other | News
April 27 is tied with two other dates—May 15 and Sep 20—for most no hitters in MLB history: no fewer than six no-hitters have been tossed on this day. Also interesting: exactly 8 years ago on April 27, Kevin Millwood threw his no-hitter against the Giants as a member of the Phillies. Starting for the O's tonight agains the Yankees? Well, I don't want to say it out loud..... -zk

Bergesen feels ready to return -
Brad Bergesen really hopes he's made his last start for Norfolk and is recalled to start Saturday against the Red Sox. -duck

Yankees-Orioles Preview - Sporting News
Phil Hughes is off to a good start. So is Kevin Millwood. Something's gotta give. And I doubt this turns into a wacky romantic comedy. -duck

Struggling Orioles return home to face Yankees - Carrol County Times
Sure, we have nine more consecutive games against the Yankees and Red Sox left in this stretch, but if we win all nine, we'll only be four games under .500. There's something to shoot for! -duck

The Schmuck Stops Here: Orioles: Trembley watch
"If you're waiting around for the other shoe to drop on Dave Trembley, I think you might be waiting for awhile. There hasn't been any indication from the front office the past few days that anything is imminent, and I'd be surprised if Andy MacPhail would throw a brand new manager in front of nine games against the Yankees and Red Sox." You know, he's got a point. -duck

Baltimore Orioles' Miguel Tejada wants to play New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox -
"It might be twisted logic, but Orioles third baseman Miguel Tejada has a theory. He thinks the league's best will bring out the best in his struggling team." It's the Ric Flair Theory of baseball - To be the man, you gotta beat the man. -duck

Paco Figueroa honored -
Paco Figueroa has been named the Eastern League's Player of the Week. You go, Paco. -duck

Orioles Insider: Minor league game recaps -- April 26
Norfolk lost. They're the only team that played. -duck

Orioles Insider: Be GM for a day. Make one move to better the Orioles
Dan Connolly presents a question - If you were O's GM for a day, what one move would you make? And kidnapping Peter Angelos and moving him to an undisclosed location isn't an option. -duck