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This is an excerpt from a David Ginsburg AP story about the embarrassing 2005 Orioles:

If the Orioles decide against bringing back Perlozzo, who went 23-32 under difficult circumstances, then Lou Piniella is an option for a team eager to distance itself from a rocky past.

Piniella, who accepted a buyout from Tampa Bay, said of Baltimore's collapse: "When you win with the frequency that they did, you're playing with a lot of confidence. That adrenaline takes you a pretty good ways. All of a sudden you start losing, and maybe you start doubting yourself a little bit. Outside of that, it's a nice ball club with some nice talent over there."