At least, that's the rumor at the Post.
Ottawa Manager Dave Trembley and Orioles Manager Sam Perlozzo said having the Class AAA team based in Norfolk would provide many advantages. First, the Orioles wouldn't have to deal with obtaining work visas as they did in Canada. Second, players could be shuttled back and forth easily between Norfolk and Baltimore. Lastly, Orioles coaches and executives could more easily scout minor league players.
How great would this be? Aside from the proximity stuff, Norfolk is just a great community to live in. Vibrant arts, cool waterfront area (Waterside, designed by the Harborplace folks), lots of families. Players won't feel like they're playing in Siberia any more.
UPDATE: Saturday, Sep 23
The move is official. Sam Perlozzo: