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FROM THE DRAFT

Baltimore Orioles select high school shortstop Manny Machado with third overall pick of draft - baltimoresun.com
The Miami shortstop has been compared to Derek Jeter. I'd rather that than any of the six shortstops the Orioles ran out there in 2008. -duck

O's land prep shortstop Machado at No. 3 | orioles.com: News
But when asked who Machado likens himself to, or what Major League player he aspires to be, the 17-year-old made it clear that imitations won't be necessary. "I'm Manny Machado," he said in Monday's conference call announcing his Draft selection. "You can't be like anyone else. You have to be yourself." Not a bad answer at all. -duck

Live draft tracker - baltimoresun.com
Just hit refresh, and you get all the results today as they happen. Orioles don't pick again until the third round. -duck

Quotes and comments from Manny Machado - MASNsports.com
Here are some, well, questions and answers from Manny Machado. -duck

Machado is no consolation prize - MASNsports.com
Sure, we all wanted Jameson Taillon, but Manny Machado's no chopped liver. And I HATE chopped liver. -duck

A few words from Jordan - MASNsports.com
"We feel like he's going to play on the dirt, play the left side of the infield at the shortstop position. We think there's a bat, and power - all the ingredients you look for in a shortstop. And a shortstop that will be able, hopefully, to impact the game offensively. We feel like he's going to be able to contribute to the game every night in some way. That's really what it boils down to. All the ingredients are there." -duck

IN OTHER NEWS

Orioles Insider: Looking back at recent Orioles' first-round picks
Here's a look at all the Orioles' first-round picks since 2001. Warning: it gets a little ugly once you go back further than 2007, although 2003 worked out pretty well. -duck

Ryne Sandberg would consider Baltimore Orioles job | The Des Moines Register
Iowa Cubs manager Ryne Sandberg Monday said he'd listen if Baltimore Orioles team president Andy MacPhail called about his vacant managerial position. So far, no call. Um, Andy? GET ON THE PHONE. -duck

Hanging out with Adam Jones - MASNsports.com
Adam Jones sat down with Steve Melewski and answered questions on a video chat. No, really, he sat down. In a chair and everything. -duck

Wigginton keeps up All-Star numbers | orioles.com: News
It's time to write-in (OK, type-in) Ty Wigginton for the All-Star Team. Sure, he'll never make it on fan votes, but we can try! -duck

Orioles Insider: Roberts to see doctor tomorrow 
Brian Roberts was held out of his extended Spring Training game yesterday, to see a doctor about a back issue. This just won't end well, people. Be prepared. -duck

Weaver's Tantrum: '09 Sherrill vs. '10 Ohman
Weaver's Tantrum compares the two pitchers and wonders if Will Ohman could get near the value George Sherrill did last year. -Stacey

Unleashed: Seriously, why can't the Orioles just do this?- baltimoresun.com
Why oh why can't the Orioles have a dog night, where people can watch the games and bring their pups? Because it would suck, that's why. It's bad enough I have to put up with drunk college students, I don't want barking dogs crapping everywhere, too. -duck

IN THE MINORS

Orioles Insider: Minor league game recaps - June 7
Norfolk won in a shut out, Frederick won, Bowie was off, and Delmarva won. Good day all around! -duck

Three Shorebirds Land on 2010 All-Star Team | Delmarva Shorebirds News
Right-handed starter Jesse Beal, right fielder Brian Conley and shortstop Garabez Rosa will represent the Shorebirds in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina on June 22. -duck

Orioles Prospect: Pat Egan | Bowie Baysox News
"The Baysox have a bevy of young pitchers providing solid depth in their rotation and in their bullpen. One such pitcher is right-hander Pat Egan, a long reliever who is quickly being recognized as one of the organization's up and coming pitching prospects." So go read about him! -duck

FROM THE UM, WHAT? FILE

Juan Samuel Named First Black Manager in Orioles History | The Afro-American Newspapers
"The Baltimore Orioles recently fired team manager Dave Trembley and named third base coach Juan Samuel as the club’s new interim manager and first Black team manager in franchise history." Um, guys? Frank Robinson? Ring a bell? -duck