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Sam Perlozzo's parting words

"I'd been in the organization a long time, so I pretty much knew what I was getting into. I felt I could make a difference. I truly believed I was the guy that could do it."

"My general thought process was we couldn't continue to lose games, no matter whose fault it was. I've been around the game a long time, and I know how these things work."

This is really the best you can get from someone after a firing in baseball. No one ever says, "This was all my own damn fault, and I deserved to be canned." The reason for that is it's never one guy's fault, anyway. But Perlozzo knows someone had to take the fall, and that's usually the manager.

"We never did hit from the get-go."

It's about time someone admitted this without following up with, "But gosh golly, pretty soon Aubrey Huff is going to hit like he did five years ago."

And, if you hadn't heard, Perlozzo was offered a job within the organization by Peter Angelos. I have no problem with this whatsoever.

"I don't see me taking a year-and-a-half off. I'm going to keep my eye on next year; see how the team does without me. When things settle down a bit, I might call Peter and ask him what he's got for me."

Sam Perlozzo clearly loves this organization. This has been his baseball home for a long time, and Maryland has been his home his entire life. Seriously, best of luck, Sam. We gave your decisions enough crap that there's no point in continuing to pile on. You gave us your best, it wasn't enough, and now it's over. Honestly, I wouldn't be upset if we saw Sam back in his old bench coach position. He's a good guy. And he's an Oriole, for better or worse.