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Orioles end losing streak, road trip -
   "It didn't come easily, but nothing ever does for Trembley and the Orioles. When struggling closer Jim Johnson gloved Akinori Iwamura's comebacker and threw to first baseman Michael Aubrey for the game's final out, the Orioles had a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays, and a 13-game losing streak and the most trying stretch of Trembley's career had mercifully ended." Hallelujah, holy sh*t, where's the Tylenol? - duck

After 13 straight losses, a rebirth of Orioles Magic - Big League Stew
   "With all of the clinching going on this past week, did anyone think to have champagne ready for the Orioles for when their losing streak ended?" Nothing we haven't seen in recaps, but 'Duk gives a shout-out to that classic Manager's Coorner with Earl Weaver. - duck

Old Hat for the Yankees, but the Postseason Is a First for Hairston -
   Jerry Hairston Jr. is one of 14 active major leaguers who have played at least 1,000 games but have never played in the postseason. - zk

The Toy Department: What type of manager do the Orioles need for 2010?
   "I guess my contention is that those who criticize Trembley’s in-game moves are missing the big picture. Oftentimes, he is replacing one reliever who shouldn’t be in the majors with another reliever who shouldn’t be in the majors." You know, Dan Connolly has a point here.... - duck

Ineffective Trembley should be added to the Orioles' loss column -
   "My dream candidate would be former Minnesota Twins manager Tom Kelly. He has a successful track record, having managed the Twins for 15 years and winning two World Series, in 1987 and 1991. And he knows how to win in a small market with a limited budget." Well, my dream candidate in 1988 was Paul Tsongas, and we all know how THAT worked out. - duck

Washington Nationals and Their Version of Moneyball -
   "The Washington Nationals, with baseball's worst record but a healthy bottom line, are on the verge of becoming a lightning rod of criticism, especially by big-market teams that pay into the game's huge revenue-sharing pot." Seems that the PTB in baseball are getting a little tired of the Lerners' shady bookkeeping and revenue sharing reform might be on the horizon. - duck

I know I'm human. And if you were all these things, then you'd just attack me right now, so some of you are still human. This Open Thread doesn't want to show itself, it wants to hide inside an imitation. It'll fight if it has to, but it's vulnerable out in the open. If it takes us over, then it has no more enemies, nobody left to kill it. And then it's won.