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Miguel Tejada and the Orioles play tonight. You knew that, right? (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
Miguel Tejada and the Orioles play tonight. You knew that, right? (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
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Orioles baseball opening day -
"To shout "O" during our national anthem is disrespectful to America and the singer and trivializes both. Not to mention that it's potentially distracting. Years ago, I actually heard a singer of the anthem stumble upon hearing Baltimore's equivalent of the Rebel Yell." Oh, get over yourself, Charles Hilton of Baltimore. Yell it loud and proud, people! -duck

O's feeling excitement of Opening Day | News
Luke Scott and Will Ohman share stories of their first Opening Days; there are seven Orioles who will be experiencing it for the first time. -zk No. 6 Sea Gulls to square off against Delmarva Shorebirds
The Division III Salisbury University Sea Gulls, ranked #6, will face the Shorebirds at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium tonight at 7:05. It's the first time the university and the Shorebirds have faced each other. Not sure who's pitching for the Shorebirds. Tickets are just $4, but parking is $3.-duck

Reds lead the way in stupid Opening Day lineups - HardballTalk - Baseball - NBC Sports
"It's usually about putting your best foot forward when it comes to setting a lineup on Opening Day. Dusty Baker, though, decided to lead with his head up his..." Well, I'll let you read all about it. And you thought Dave Trembley sitting Nolan Reimold for the first two games was questionable.-duck

Orioles Insider: Top minor league promotions for 2010
You can check out the Baha Men at Norfolk or get a Jayson Werth bobblehead in Salisbury. Yes, he played for the Shorebirds. -duck

Gonzalez patiently awaits his Orioles debut -
Mike Gonzalez can't wait to get into a game. Here's hoping he earns that contract. -duck

The Orioles Other 'Iron Man' Coming Off The Field -
Cal Ripken, Jr. called him the real 'Iron Man' of Baltimore but after 50 years, Ernie Tyler is giving up some of his duties at Camden Yards. He's finally listening to his family's desires to give up an on-field role. -duck

Orioles Insider: Markakis T-shirts to benefit distressed children
The Right Side Foundation, the nonprofit organization of Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis and his wife, Christina, is selling T-shirts to raise money to help distressed children in Maryland. All sales of The Right Side Foundation/Markakis Under Armour Tech Tee, which costs $24.99 and may be purchased at Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards or at, benefit The Right Side Foundation and the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation. -duck

Orioles fans save 10% on Southwest flights at BWI
Batter up, up and away with Southwest Airlines' two-day sale offering a 10% discount on airfare to/from BWI Marshall Airport. The sale is for travel through Aug. 31 and must be booked no later than tomorrow. Use promo code LUVORIOLES. -duck

Orioles Insider: Pedroia on O's young arms
Peds says nice things about our pitchers, including Brian Matusz, whom he's never faced. Gee, thanks. -duck

Orioles Insider: The dark side of Kevin Millwood
Millwood rooted for Duke. Ugh. And to think, I have to root for him. -duck

A weekend I'll never forget -
Steve Melewski had a heart attack last week. Thankfully, it was a small one, but send some love his way. -duck

Steve's official predictions for the 2010 season (plus a Rowell update) -
Billy Rowell will go to Frederick, this time as a 3B. And Steve Melewski gives his guesses on all things AL. -duck