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Still no official word on Dave Trembley, but the writing is on the wall. Since Buster Olney reported yesterday that Trembley would be fired, it's been reported almost everywhere (even Dave's hometown newspaper, poor guy), and Jeff Zrebiec wrote last night that Andy MacPhail was at the warehouse until 10 p.m. If they're going to make a move before the game tonight, the announcement will come soon. 

In other news, the Orioles lost their 8th consecutive game yesterday. Recaps of the 6-3 loss can be found at orioles.com, the Baltimore Sun, and Bergen Record.

Baltimore Orioles switch David Hernandez from long-relief to late-game role - baltimoresun.com
David Hernandez is now a late inning guy. One one hand I get it, on the other hand I shake my fist and bullpen roles. -Stacey

Wieters' struggles part of learning curve | orioles.com: News
Matt Wieters went 0-14 on the road trip and is looking lost. Matt! How can you save us if you can't even save yourself? -Stacey

Orioles Insider: Minor league game recaps -- June 3
The Rochester Red Wings embarrassed the Tides 9-0 as Brandon Erbe lost his 9th game of the year. Wow. The Baysox lost to the Binghamton Mets, 3-2, despite a 1-run, 3-hit, 7-inning effort by Ryohei Tanaka. The Keys topped the Lynchburg Hillcats 7-4 with home runs from Jacob Julius and Joe Mahoney. And the Shorebirds lost to the Greensboro Grasshoppers in a barn burner, 9-8 in 10 innings. -Stacey

More famous botched baseball calls - USATODAY.com
The en vogue article to write this week is on famous blown calls by umpires. Google it, you'll find a boat load. This one from USA Today features two Orioles games. One, of course, is Jeffrey Maier. The second is from game 1 of the 1970 World Series. -Stacey