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As you all know, duck has stepped down, and that makes us sad. But what makes me happy is that my dear friend and long time Camden Chatter 2632 has stepped up to take his place as the resident news clipper. She'll start this Monday and if all goes as planned will have the weekdays covered through the season. Andrew_G and Eat More Esskay have also volunteered their services as needed, so Bird Droppings will live on. 

Uehara has contacted family after quake | orioles.com
Everyone's ok in Koji's family. Someone asked him how his elbow is doing and he said, "It's not as scary as the earthquake." Aww, Koji.

MacPhail reacts to latest Roberts news | Orioles Insider
Andy MacPhail would rather have Brian Roberts playing baseball than injured. That's breaking news, folks! 

Orioles pitchers rocked in 13-6 loss to Phillies - baltimoresun.com
The Orioles' likely Opening Day starter and closer had trouble combating the wind and a left-handed-heavy Philadelphia Phillies lineup in a 13-6 loss before an announced 8,129 at Ed Smith Stadium.

Upbeat vibe for Baltimore Orioles this spring - ESPN
Buck Showalter had an amazingly positive impact on the Orioles last season. Can the O's sustain their high level of play in the manager's first full year with the team in 2011?

When it comes to drafting high school or college, do O's have a preference? | Steve Melewski
They say they don't, they just take the best player. Melewski looks at the O's history. 

The Brian Matusz Mystique - Stats & Info Blog - ESPN
He rocked the lefties. They didn't know what hit them.

Winn is a rare bird | HeraldTribune.com
Only in Spring Training is there are three page article about Randy Winn

Roberts MRI scheduled, 13 cuts made | School of Roch
Brian Roberts got some trigger point injections in his back and will get an MRI today.