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A.J. Burnett? All Star stuff, rookie league head. Adrian Beltre? Not just for contract years anymore! The Diamondbacks? Not dead yet.

Meanwhile, in Birdland...

Orioles Insider: MacPhail could return to same role in 2012; would you be OK with that? - Baltimore Orioles: Schedule, news, analysis and opinion on baseball at Camden Yards - I don't like the look of this, Chewie.

School of Roch: This, that and the other
Decision day? This may be the last time. Maybe the last time, I don't know.

Steve Melewski: Orioles AFL notes A preview.

2011 Orioles Retrospective: Nolan Reimold | October Moldy!

Projecting the Orioles' 2012 Starting Rotation
Too soon?

Rafael Palmeiro: 3000 hits was "a nightmare" | HardballTalk
Please do shut up, sir.

Fraud still rampant among Dominican baseball prospects - Americas -
You know I wasn't going to let this one slip by.

On this day in 1966 the franchise won its first World Series game as the Baltimore Orioles defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2. In 1971, the O's completed a sweep of the A's in the ALCS. In 1997, Mike Mussina bested Randy Johnson over seven two hit innings, propelling the Birds into their second straight ALCS.

Today is the birthday of Terry Matthews.