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By Peter Schmuck | June 24, 2011
News item: Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman abruptly resigned Thursday with the team on an 11-1 roll that had pushed it above .500 at the latest point in any season since 2005. He quit after an unsuccessful attempt to convince the team to pick up his contract option for next season. My take: Riggleman was looking at the writing on the clubhouse wall, and it told him that the Nats aren't going to the World Series and he would never have this kind of leverage again, but this play was a five-base error.
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,SUN STAFF | April 29, 2005
NEW YORK - The trio of Mexican ballplayers leaned against a wall in the bowels of Shea Stadium, clowning around in front of a photographer rapidly clicking away. To the right was Esteban Loaiza, the Washington Nationals' wise-cracking, journeyman starter. To the left was Luis Ayala, the team's talented young reliever. Fittingly, in the middle was Nationals third baseman Vinny Castilla, the symbolic center of Mexican baseball for the past 14 years. With his jet-black hair, easy laugh and 300-plus big league homers, Castilla, 37, has rock-star status in his home country.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2012
Orioles third-base coach DeMarlo Hale, one of two coaches the team has yet to resign, has interviewed for the Toronto Blue Jays bench coach job, an industry source has confirmed. Ending a tenuous search for a manager to replace John Farrell, who left to become the Red Sox's new manager, the Blue Jays hired John Gibbons, who managed Toronto from 2004-'08. He was introduced to the media on Tuesday morning.  Orioles manager Buck Showalter had expressed concern that other teams could woo Hale, who also served as the team's infield coach, with the offer of a bench coaching job. Hale was bench coach on new Indians manager Terry Francona's staff in Boston and worked alongside Farrell, formerly the Red Sox pitching coach, under Francona.
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By Mark Hyman and Mark Hyman,Sun Staff Writer | October 17, 1994
Orioles owner Peter Angelos didn't so much choose Phil Regan to manage his club as rubber-stamp a decision made by his hand-picked selection committee.That's how Angelos, who didn't appear at yesterday's Orioles news conference announcing Regan's hiring, described his role in choosing the manager."The committee selected him. I fully endorsed their recommendation and fully support their conclusion," Angelos said yesterday from his Baltimore home."That is a very formidable group. And contrary to what others have said, I am a delegator to groups or individuals in whom I have complete faith."
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November 15, 2010
The Pirates have hired Clint Hurdle as their new manager, SI.com reported Sunday. The Pirates will announce the hiring Monday. Hurdle spent 2010 as the hitting coach for the Rangers, who led the majors in batting average, were fifth in runs scored and advanced to the World Series. The Pirates fired John Russell after three last-place finishes in three years. Pittsburgh has not enjoyed a winning season since 1992 and lost 105 games last season, the most for the franchise since 1952.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | July 29, 2010
Seeking another makeover during what could be the worst season in franchise history, the Orioles have hired an experienced manager with a reputation for joining moribund or fledgling clubs and turning them into winners. Buck Showalter will officially become the Orioles' 17th full-time manager at a noon news conference Monday and will take over on the field Tuesday at Camden Yards against the Los Angeles Angels, kick-starting a three-plus-year contract that will expire at the end of the 2013 season.
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By Kent Baker | May 25, 1991
The Baltimore Orioles who formerly played for John Oates are unanimous in their endorsement of the team's new manager.They respect his knowledge of baseball, his willingness to let them know where they stand, and his knack for putting players in positions where they have a chance to succeed."
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By CHARLES JAFFE | February 4, 2001
Be sure not to ignore the annual report from your mutual fund when it arrives in the mail. Check out: Performance: Funds are required to compare returns with at least one benchmark, either a comparable market index or the average performance of peers. Good reports show both measures. See how your fund stacks up. If it consistently misses the targets set by peers and the index, re-examine strategy. Maybe the fund takes minimal risks and is designed for a lower return. If not, maybe the management is not so good.
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By PETER SCHMUCK | October 3, 2009
If you recall, there was a school of thought - related here - that the decision to retain Dave Trembley was made before Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail traded away closer George Sherrill and cleanup hitter Aubrey Huff. I don't know whether that was actually the case, but it was logical in the wake of earlier statements by MacPhail that Trembley's future would depend, at least to some degree, on the performance of the team during the final weeks of the season. The rationale: MacPhail is a fair man and it would not have been fair to put the carrot and stick in front of Trembley at the start of the season and then pull the rug out from under him in the second half.
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By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,Sun Reporter | June 21, 2007
As the Orioles pursued a new manager yesterday, Major League Baseball said sternly that Baltimore and the other 29 teams must not ignore a directive requiring teams to consider minority candidates. "The policy has been in place for eight years, and the commissioner takes this issue very seriously and expects clubs to comply," MLB spokesman Pat Courtney said. The directive, issued by commissioner Bud Selig in 1999, doesn't specifically say teams must interview minority candidates. Rather, it requires that minorities appear on clubs' lists of potential hires for manager, general manager and several other executive posts.
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