Friday, April 23, 2010

A Differing of Opinion -- Markakis & Trembley

Yesterday, the Orioles players gave their manager some support through the tough start of the 2010 season. One player - Nick Markakis - said something that might really irk a lot of fans.

"I don't think you can blame Trembley," Markakis said. "We're the ones out there pitching and hitting. I think he's done a good job overall. There's only so much a manager can do. The rest of it is up to the players. If you're going to point fingers, you can put it on my shoulders. I'm not swinging the bat the way I'd like to.

"I think people are looking into it too much and pointing fingers, trying to blame this and blame that. I think people need to relax and the guys in here need to start realizing that it's a game and to have fun."

Eh, Nick. No. As much as baseball is a game -- it's a huge business and a ruthless one at that. We as fans may live and die with the game, but the goal of a team (any sports team) is a make as much money as possible and win a championship -- or at least win more than they lose.

The Orioles have not won in 12 years, and seeing the bad teams plus bad baseball frustrates those who buy the tickets...

The game of sports is a "what have you done for me business", and with the way the Orioles are playing now, Trembley - a good man - will more than likely take the sword for you all and find himself out of a job. As the saying goes, "you can't fire twenty-five guys..."

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