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In case you missed it when it was posted on Friday, check out the details for the Opening Night Meet-Up.

School of Roch: Green delivers in clutch, Orioles win 9-8
Nick Green drinks from the keg of glory, sportsfans. Bring him the finest muffins and bagels in all the land.

Orioles' Uehara set to return from elbow injury - The Mainichi Daily News
Koji's elbow is international news today.

Orioles spring training: Debut of right side of Orioles' infield will have to wait - baltimoresun.com
"Richie called me and said, 'We've got a problem.'" Showalter relayed Sunday morning. "He said that he was fine when he left here, but he was sitting in a chair or whatever and he said, 'Richie, this thing is killing me and is throbbing. I don't know what's going on here. I've never had anything like this.' "I'm going, 'Perfect,'" Showalter said." We feel you, Buck.

How much have the Orioles improved? - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN
This dude blogs about the Red Sox and Yankees, and has opinions on our off-season. "Still, I can’t help but wonder if the fans’ expectations are a tad too high as a result of these improvements. Are they setting themselves up for disappointment?" Putting aside for a moment the red herring analysis of free agent signings in lieu of the farm-raised pitchers, let me fill you in on a little secret, Chip. Some of us know full well we're setting ourselves up for disappointment. Irrational springtime hope is all we have left. Leave us alone.

Roberts' return a successful one | MLB.com: News
"They told me one more at-bat, and I totally forgot after I hit [in the bottom of the fourth], 'said Roberts, who stayed out on the field for the following half-inning.' I guess they just figured if he's that stupid, let him keep playing." Oh, Brian. It's sure is a good thing this whole baseball thing worked out for you, buddy.

At his lowest moment, J.J. Hardy needed the love of his brother to make it through - baltimoresun.com
While JJ Hardy was experiencing his own brush with depression following a career-threatening shoulder injury, his older brother returned home from a tour in Iraq with PTSD and a broken marriage. The brothers moved in together and became the support system each needed to heal.