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Orioles Insider: Showalter in on Wednesday; Wedge expected to get 2nd interview
"Buck Showalter will be in Wednesday to interview for the Orioles' managerial job. According to sources, former Cleveland Indians manager Eric Wedge is also expected to get a second interview with team officials." -duck

Moving Wieters to Triple-A not yet an option | News
"It's a day-to-day, series-to-series [decision] and we will see where he is, what decision is going to be made. But to me, he's a guy you got to play." So, Juan Samuel says they really haven't thought about it, but it's a day-to-day decision. Yup, these are our Orioles all right. -duck

The best thing for the 2011 Orioles is to get a new manager in the dugout now
Larry Carney of ABC news (who?) says what we've all known for a while: embarrassing plays on the field should be met with immediate consequences, and until a new manager is hired, the players will all feel safe. -zk

Orioles Insider: Decision time with Tillman
Zrebiec posits that 3E1N's Norfolk start tonight will determine whether it will be he or Chris Tillman who starts against the Nats on Saturday. -zk

Baltimore Bumbles Backwards - Murray Chass On Baseball
As noted in yesterday's Bird Droppings comments, Jim Palmer is supposedly not happy over the club's World Series 40th Anniversary luncheon. It's not a major matter, but another sign that, to some, this club can't get out of its own way. -duck


Orioles Insider: Minor league game recaps- June 20
Norfolk lost, Bowie won, Frederick lost, Delmarva lost and Aberdeen won. -duck

Diaz says Orioles will hustle " Bluefield Daily Telegraph
"And that’s one of the important things — if you hustle, you will have a chance to win a game." Einar Diaz apparently wants some hustle out of his Bluefield Orioles. -duck