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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2010
— If this indeed was Dave Trembley's final game as Orioles manager, it was a fitting end to his three-season run. The Orioles' 6-3 loss to the New York Yankees before an announced 44,927 Thursday, the team's eighth straight defeat, had all the elements of so many other games during Trembley's tenure. They got a poor outing from a starting pitcher, this one by the normally effective Kevin Millwood. The offense was mostly overwhelmed by CC Sabathia, managing only three hits, though two of them were home runs.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
Davey Johnson was the last Orioles manager to lead the team to the ALCS, and he managed four other clubs, including most recently the Washington Nationals. He seemed to pick Baltimore over his most recent stop in an MLB Network Radio interview this morning. Johnson was asked about seeing baseball revived in Baltimore, and said it's “wonderful” to see. “I think the best fans in baseball are right around that Baltimore area,” Johnson said. “Now we're getting baseball fans in Washington, which has mostly been a football town, but I love the people in that area.
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By Matt Vensel | March 8, 2011
Fired by the Orioles last June, former skipper Dave Trembley -- or Crazy Uncle Dave as I enjoyed calling him during his last weeks in Baltimore -- has landed with the Braves this spring as their minor league field coordinator. He was recently interviewed by David Laurila about the firing, and Trembley gave excellent insight into what it is like for a major-league manager to get fired. He spoke about getting a phone call on an off-day from ESPN's Tim Kurkjian as he drank a cup of coffee at the Whole Foods at the Inner Harbor, and how national writers in the Yankee Stadium press box were wishing him luck in his future endeavors before his final game as Orioles manager.
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Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
Buck Showalter does not believe he's changed. Let's get that out of the way right off. In fact, he's suspicious of anyone applying a sweeping narrative of transformation to his current success as Orioles manager. "I think I'm just perceived different," he said in a hushed moment outside the clubhouse, three days after his team clinched its first American League East title since 1997. "It's funny how that changes. " The Orioles' 2014 postseason - which begins with Game 1 of the American League Division Series on Thursday against the Detroit Tigers - likely represents one of Showalter's last, best chances at managing in his first World Series.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2013
During his pregame meeting with the local media, Buck Showalter was reminded that Friday marked the three-year anniversary of when he was introduced as the club's next manager. The following day, Aug. 3, the Orioles beat the Los Angeles Angels, 6-3, as Jeremy Guthrie got the win in Showalter's Orioles debut. “That surprised me when I heard that [it's been three years], it's gone by very fast,” Showalter said. The common belief is that the Orioles' fortunes changed that day as Showalter helped turn around an organization that hadn't had a winning season since 1997.
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May 10, 2007
Sam Perlozzo, Orioles manager Do you have any comment on the steroid story that came out today? Not really. No one's asked me any questions about it, and I really don't have anything to say. We're going about our business like we always have. Someone else can take care of that.
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By DAN CONNOLLY and DAN CONNOLLY,Sun Reporter | July 1, 2007
Storied franchise looking for an on-field supervisor with good communication skills and ability to work under pressure. Applicant must be an energetic people person who can deal with stinging criticism, sometimes from thousands at once. Must be able to make split-second decisions, often while sitting next to a continually rocking employee. Experience with underperforming millionaires and undefined management hierarchy preferred but not required Willingness to demonstrate fiery theatrics (dirt-kicking, cap-turning)
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May 25, 2007
Sam Perlozzo, Orioles manager What did you think of minor league pitcher Brandon Erbe during the Hall of Fame Game? He was pretty darn good. Leo [Mazzone] had actually talked to him in the later innings and worked on his curveball a little bit, and he picked it up immediately. ... It looks like we have a future pitcher on our hands.
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By John Eisenberg | November 4, 1999
The Orioles of owner Peter Angelos have no problem hiring quality candidates for their important baseball jobs such as manager and general manager. Mike Hargrove's arrival is just the latest example of that. But they do have a major problem keeping those qualified hires around, as the departures of Johnny Oates, Pat Gillick, Kevin Malone, Davey Johnson and Frank Wren -- among others -- vividly illustrate. In other words, as lucky as the Orioles were to land a manager as qualified as Hargrove at a time when their credibility in the industry is at a low ebb, now comes the hard part.
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By Peter Schmuck | December 8, 2009
Orioles manager Dave Trembley - almost 20 pounds lighter than he was at the end of his stressful 2009 season - met the media Monday at the winter meetings and confirmed that he plans to be a tougher, more consistent manager next season. Responding to a question about whether he might have been "too nice" last year while some players appeared to lack intensity, he took responsibility for the performance of the team and promised that things will be different. "I don't know if 'nice' is the right word," he said.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2014
NEW YORK - When the Yankee Stadium crowd began chanting New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter's name after his final at-bat Wednesday after a routine groundout - trying to coax the future Hall of Famer out of the dugout - Orioles manager Buck Showalter knew it wasn't happening. It wasn't the right time. “He had a tough at-bat, a ground ball back to the pitcher,” Showalter said, “I told a couple of our guys, 'He ain't coming out of the dugout. Just watch.' That's all you need to know about Derek because it didn't fit in the context of what was [happening]
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
CHICAGO - Orioles manager Buck Showalter still is trying to figure out baseball's new rule on home plate collisions. In the Orioles' 4-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Friday, third baseman Chris Davis was called out at home as he tried to score from second base. It was obvious that Cubs catcher John Baker made a clean tag on Davis. What wasn't clear was whether he was blocking home plate. Under a new rule Major League Baseball implemented this year, in an effort to avoid collisions at the plate, a base runner has the right to an unobstructed path to home.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2014
Right-hander Jim Johnson worked out for the Orioles on Monday morning at the club's spring training complex in Sarasota, Fla. He threw for about 10 minutes in front of minor league pitching rehab coordinator Scott McGregor and minor league medical coordinator Dave Walker. Buck Showalter said he spoke to Johnson on Monday, and the Orioles manager also spoke to McGregor about Johnson, who was released last week by the Oakland Athletics after compiling a 7.14 ERA in 38 games. “I think the mistake you make is thinking that you've got some magic dust that you sprinkle on him. There are some very capable people in Oakland, Jimmy being one of them, but I know [Athletics pitching coach]
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By Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
They call them the unwritten rules of baseball, but Orioles manager Buck Showalter obviously thinks even unwritten rules are made to be broken. He ordered an intentional walk to slumping Bryce Harper in the eighth inning Thursday night, even though the Washington Nationals left fielder represented the potential go-ahead run in a one-run ballgame. That's a classic no-no if you believe in old-school managerial strategy, but Showalter turned baseball convention on its ear, and did it with an opposing hitter who came to the plate with just one hit in his past 20 at-bats.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2014
NEW YORK - Thursday's day off allowed the Orioles to rest their six-man bullpen, but it didn't exactly clear up questions surrounding the pitching staff. Orioles manager Buck Showalter hasn't announced his starting pitchers after this Yankees series - Bud Norris is scheduled for Saturday afternoon and Chris Tillman for the series finale Sunday - but it appears Showalter will continue to go with a six-man rotation, even though he's been unwilling to call it that. On Friday afternoon, Miguel Gonzalez and Tillman each threw side sessions, but left-hander Wei-Yin Chen didn't, making him available to pitch in long relief Friday night.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2014
The Orioles have been searching the past few weeks for the Chris Tillman who showed up Tuesday night at Camden Yards -- the guy who can survive a rough situation, pitch through it and keep his team in the game. The problem, though, is that the Orioles' offense went missing in a 1-0 loss to the Boston Red Sox -- turning in the club's weakest performance of the season. “The Red Sox didn't just come in and say, 'Here's all fastballs, just beat us to death,' no,” Orioles designated hitter Adam Jones said.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Staff Writer | April 14, 1993
ARLINGTON, Texas -- In an uncharacteristic move, Johnny Oates was the last man out of the Orioles' dugout after last night's 8-3 loss to the Texas Rangers.What happened when he reached the clubhouse was equally out of character for the generally calm Orioles manager. The doors remained closed for 20 minutes, and Oates used most of the time to berate his team, which fell to 1-6.Not all of what Oates said could be heard through the walls that afforded him semi-privacy, but the message came through loud and clear.
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By Kevin Cowherd | May 23, 2010
Let's start with this: I've never seen Dave Trembley more frustrated than he was Sunday after the Orioles' 4-3 loss in 10 innings to the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. He looked as beaten as I've ever seen him, too. Now you wonder whether the Orioles manager gets to keep his job. Oh, yes, the death watch is on for Trembley as the Orioles keep struggling and finding new ways to beat themselves. Or maybe it's more of a perceived death watch because president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail keeps saying his main concern is upgrading personnel and making the team better rather than focusing on the manager.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2014
The typically sound Orioles defense didn't help starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez on Sunday afternoon against the Kansas City Royals at Camden Yards. Center fielder Adam Jones dropped a fly ball on the first play of the game that led to an unearned run, and the Orioles botched a rundown play that opened the door for a two-run fifth inning in the 9-3 loss to the Kansas City Royals in front of an announced 38,368. After finishing a 15-game stretch against American League East teams with a 9-6 record, the Orioles (12-12)
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Peter Schmuck | February 14, 2014
SARASOTA, FLA. - Let the record show that there were 29 pitchers on the field when the Orioles opened training camp at the Ed Smith Stadium complex on Friday, and at least three late arrivals will join the team in the next week or so. The exact number is not important, but the inordinate size of the spring pitching roster can easily be viewed as either a blessing or a curse - a sign of improved organizational depth, or competitive insecurity....
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