Hargrove it is

November 04, 1999

Let us hope that Mike Hargrove keeps his new job longer than his predecessors did.

The Orioles are a promising business organization with a strong franchise and assured revenue but disappointing performance, not improved by abrupt discontinuity in management.

Mr. Hargrove is a proven winner, at the top of his game, who took the Cleveland Indians to fie division titles and two pennants in five years.

After a disappointing lapse in performance in this post-season, he was fired in a fit of ownership pique that is bound to be regretted, hence his availability.

Mike Hargrove may prove to be the manager the Orioles need. But mark this, and mark it well: The club is likely to need more than one season to find out.

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