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Orioles Insider: Updates on Ohman, Simon, Gregg, Ryne Duren
Will Ohman ain't walking through that door. He's narrowed his choices to three, and Baltimore doesn't make the cut. Who does he think he is, a 17-year-old point guard?

Bert Blyleven and Roberto Alomar discuss election to National Baseball Hall of Fame | orioles.com: News
But, but, but, Robbie Alomar played for the Orioles! For three whole seasons!

Steve Melewski: He's angling for a shot in the majors
Matt Angle wants a shot at the major league roster. He may be delusional about his chances, but if he didn't want a shot, I'd cut him. Off the roster, of course. Not literally. That would be illegal.

Anaheim, Baltimore and Tampa interested in Vladimir Guerrero - ESPN
If you read Spanish, you can find out that the Orioles have expressed interest in Vladimir Guerrero as a DH. Sure, and we offered Adam LaRoche $21M for 3 years, right?

Jewell Trimble | The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA
"A stalwart Baltimore Orioles fan, she was featured on the cover of the Baltimore Sun after the last game the Orioles played in Memorial Stadium. She continued to keep up with all the Baltimore teams until her final illness." Rest in peace, Mrs. Trimble.

Why the Rays Got Better Today | FanGraphs Baseball
"In name value, it’s a big step backwards, and will likely be viewed as just a cost-saving move by the general public. In reality, though, there’s a good chance that the Rays will be better next year by trading Matt Garza away." FanGraphs crunches some numbers.

2K Sports Announces the Return of the $1 Million Perfect Game Challenge - Playstation 3 News
"As everyone races to beat the Pirates and Royals with Roy Halladay and Felix Hernandez, I'm gonna go with Tim Wakefield against the Orioles." Mark Reynolds does strike out a lot, he suggests. Anyway, the chance for the $1M is back, and yes, it was awarded last year.

MLB 11 Features A New Road To The Show - www.GameInformer.com
"With a new analog-based control scheme a revamped Road to the Show mode, the sequel to GI's 2010 sports game of the year looks poised to make another title run."

As Open Thread always says, there is no "I" in team, but there is an "I" in pie. And there's an "I" in meat pie. Anagram of meat is team... I don't know what he's talking about.