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Tee it up with Baltimore Orioles players, coaches | Sarasota Herald-Tribune
The inaugural Birdland Golf Classic will be held on February 17th so if you like to golf, live near Sarasota, and want to hobnob with the likes of Craig Tatum and Koji Uehara, sign up! - Stacey

Former Astros Pitcher Arrested On Suspicion Of DWI - KPRC Houston
Wow, if that's what Troy Patton looks like, he can go back to not existing.

Orioles Insider: Arias returns to Orioles camp (and tidbits on Scott, Guthrie, Gillick, Galarraga)
The Orioles have asked former batting practice pitcher and bullpen catcher Rudy Arias to come to camp and work as a staff assistant to manager Buck Showalter,and Pat Gillick tries to forget he ever worked in Baltimore.

Luke Scott may factor into the Orioles' pursuit of Vladimir Guerrero | orioles.com: News
"O's president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail denied MLB Network Radio's report that the team was closing in on "a humbling offer" for Guerrero, and the club remains steadfast in the belief that Luke Scott -- who is coming off a career year -- can be an everyday designated hitter."

Delmarva Shorebirds fans to gather around Hot Stove | The Daily Times
The Shorebirds will have their annual Hot Stove Banquet on Jan. 30, with Mike Bordick as the keynote speaker.

Sun reporter Zrebiec is Md. Sportswriter of the Year - baltimoresun.com
Jeff Zrebiec, who has covered the Orioles for The Baltimore Sun since the 2005 season, has been named 2010 Maryland Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.

UPDATE: The Armando Galarraga trade is official | HardballTalk
"The Armando Galarraga trade is official, reports Jason Beck. The Tigers get Kevin Eichhorn and lefty reliever Ryan Robowski. The Diamondbacks are responsible for all of Galarraga's salary." Oh, darn.

Poll: Best Remaining Free Agent Starting Pitcher - MLBTradeRumors.com
When Kevin Millwood and his 4-16, 5.00+ ERA self is the BEST option left in free agent starting pitchers, you know the market is getting thin.

See, I think you're scared. You put up a big glass wall to keep from getting hurt. But it also keeps you from getting touched. It's a Open Thread, isn't it, Jenny?