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Say it to yourself a couple times, "Duquette. Duquette." Plenty more discussion to be had and speculation to be done, but at the start of things, I'll personally say the Orioles probably could have found a way to do a lot worse. If you think that sounds like I'm hedging a bit, you've got a good ear.

Orioles Insider: Orioles hire Dan Duquette as general manager  - So, there. By the way looks towards the end...this article (to me, anyways) gives the impression that Jim Duquette was the source for a lot of MASN and Sun background quotes on Dan Duquette.

Orioles ridiculous search for GM luckily ends with Dan Duquette - Big League Stew - MLB Blog - Yahoo! Sports
A decent summation of the majority view from the outside looking in.

Camden Depot: Come on down, Dan Duquette! and now, the blogOsphere has a go.

Showalter-Duquette Philosophies Mesh Neatly For The Orioles
The Best Writer You've Never Heard Of envisions the Buck-Dan dynamic. -zk

MLBTR's Orioles Linkapalooza Other tweets and such re: Duquette.

MLB "stars" sweep five-game series against Chinese Taipei | HardballTalk
Aided by the polite competence of Guts, no doubt.

Increased International Presence in ABL to Be Felt in 2011 Are you ready for some baseball? Some Australian league baseball? Brenden Webb and Mychal Givens will be playing for the Perth Heat this year.

On this day in 1989, Gregg Olson beat out Ken Griffey, Jr. for AL Rookie of the Year honors.

It's the birthday of former color commentator Buck Martinez, minor leaguer Dave Krynzel and the oft-injured Mr. Anna Benson.