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Each morning, Monday through Thursday (and sometimes Friday, schedule permitting), I'll hook you up with some reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.

Running it back:

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The Orioles signed veteran starter Justin Duchscherer on Sunday and brought back lanky reliever Mark Hendrickson with a minor-league deal on Monday. ... The Ravens have a busy offseason -- in court. ... Scouting analysts were underwhelmed by Maryland football's 2011 recruiting class.

Hitting the links:

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1. The Orioles have a chance to capture a new generation of fans [Baltimore Sun]

2. Andy MacPhail was ranked 11th on this list of offseason winners [SI]

3. The Orioles have gotten just about everything on their wish list [Baltimore Sun]

4. Signing Justin Duchscherer adds a (potential) quality arm at a low price [Dempsey's Army]

5. The Orioles with Vladimir Guerrero contrasted with the O's sans Vlad [Baltimore Sports and Life]

6. Will Brian Matusz be the man in 2011? [MASN]

7. Mike Preston: Despite shuffling, the Ravens offense faces the same questions [Baltimore Sun]

8. Troy Polamalu being named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year was the right call [ESPN]

9. Three Ravens were named to Pro Football Weekly's All-Pro team [Ravens Insider]

10. Some Ravens made Yahoo's All-Intangible team [Yahoo!]

11. How to fix the Pro Bowl [CSN Baltimore]

12. Five questions for the Capitals after the All-Star Game [Capitals Insider]

You said it:

"I don't know, getting in a slap fight could put Joe on IR for 2011 with all types of diseases." -- Chris in Hawaii doesn't want to see Joe Flacco throw down with Snooki at the "Jersey Shore" house

Today's water cooler question (your response could be published in b):

If Duchscherer makes the Opening Day roster, which young starter should be the odd man out?

Video of the morning:

This Kansas student is a fan of Erin Andrew' work

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