Orioles' ups and downs

September 24, 2000|By Joe Strauss

"The Morgue" - DOWN - A's manager Art Howe blistered Camden Yards as a body storage facility after only 2,000 attended Wednesday's day portion of a split doubleheader. Hmm. Sounds like an average A's home date on a promotion night.

Grover - UP - Manager Mike Hargrove blistered his team's listless performance Monday night in which giving an effort appeared optional. The effort returned. Forget about the hitting.

Coaching intrigue - UP - After a 90-loss season, someone's gonna go. It won't be the front office and it won't be the manager.

Albert - EVEN - Albert Belle may reappear this week as a designated hitter. Many within the front office believe it's the first step toward a role change.

Chuck McElroy - UP - It took the left-hander 603 relief appearances to arrive at his first start. It took him one start to taste his first shutout.

Bop - UP - The votes are in. Early exit polls project Delino DeShields as this season's Most Valuable Oriole.

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