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Spring training rolls on with more intrasquad battles, rah rah cliches and celebrity pop ins. Celebrities love to pop in.

Spring Training news & notes Day 9 (updated) " Britt's Bird Watch Britt's run down on the day's action with Michael Phelps and Hank Haney pics. If you need Phelps video, Big League Stew has your hook up.

School of Roch: Hearing from Showalter, Gausman and Patton (and WBC note) Roch has the list of World Baseball Classic participants from throughout the organization. I'm concerned this may hamper Jonatan Isenia's development.

Tenor Heath Huberg to Open the Baltimore Orioles' 2013 Spring Training Season, 2/23 - BWWOperaWorld "A great Sarasota baseball tradition continues as Sarasota Opera will help open the 2013 Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Season with the singing of the National Anthem on Saturday..." I mean...eh?

PressBox: Spring Spotlight: Who Will Be The Orioles' Fifth Starter? Paul Folk applies logic to the illogical. Steve Melewski also has a similar piece up at MASN.

2013 Prospect Watch: Baltimore Orioles - CBSSports.com CBS has a bunch of Orioles-related material posted today, including this surprising (not terribly) prospect update.

O Brother, You’re Right Here! | FanGraphs Baseball Cal and Billy's 1990 falls JUST outside of the list.

Who was best at playing the field? A lot of love for the O's, here.

It's the birthday of Takoma Park native and 20 game winner Steve Barber, as well as John Halama, Ramon Nivar and that skunk, Wade Townsend.