First off all, according to Roch Kubatko, the Orioles have extended an offer for Joe Girardi to manage the team based on an ESPN report. Of course, naturally, a team official denied it.
The way things have been going with the Orioles and the media, the denial sort of sounds like “Baghdad Bob” declaring the Americans were not coming in to take over Baghdad before it fell to the U.S. military and Saddam Hussein was toppled.
The rumor may have a lot of truth in it. Keep in mind; this is the same team that has not officially announced that Andy MacPhail is the COO of the Orioles, even THOUGH HE flew out with the team’s high-level brass to see Girardi.
Oh boy, some days I don’t know what to think anymore.
Anyhow, Dave Trembley got to manage the Orioles last night, and sadly, the same scene repeated itself – an Oriole loss; the ninth straight.
There’s more on the game from the Baltimore Examiner, the Washington Post, and the Orioles MLB site.
I am not going to go through the ugly details, but it will be unfortunate that Dave Trembley will only perhaps get his one and perhaps only chance to be a big league manager this week before he is replaced and sent back to his old spot.
Read the thoughts of SC of Camden Chat…
Davis Steele has a great article on Trembley’s first day on the job in today’s edition of the Sun. It’s too late the players finally had an epiphany – they are a large part of the problem.
A culture change is needed, but at this point, rather than going for the sexy name to make waves, it think it would be fair to give Trembley a shot.
As the players realize what has hit them, a lot of them are tired of losing and are distracted due to the events during the past few days.
The Baltimore Examiner has more on the John Kruk comments that had Kevin Millar so angry on Tuesday.