The Baltimores have finally fired Dave Trembley and I'm actually happy for the guy. Watching him in the dugout the last three games, losses to the Yanks, was tough to take. The guy wasn't on the managerial hot seat he was on managerial death row.
I felt bad Trembley had to watch this crapfest of a ballclub stumble their way through games.
At 15-39 Trembley has to share some of the blame. But what about President of Baseball Operations Andy McPhail, should be spelled McFail. He's the guy who put this team together. He's the guy who is in charge of the farm system. Why doesn't he say, "Ya know, I put these stiffs in Orioles uniforms. I'll take the blame. These guys can't play and it's my fault. I'm firing myself."
We never hear that from GM's or those with fancy titles like McFail.
Taking over for the Borioles (boring+Orioles=Borioles) is former Major Leaguer Juan Samuel, or phonetically speaking, Samwell.
I'm not a fan of Samuel and it doesn't have to do with him personally. He ruined my best chance at witnessing, in person, a no-hitter. Still haven't attended one.
On April 13, 1987, I drove to Philadelphia to see the Cubs take on the Phils. Cubs pitcher Jaime Moyer took a no-no into the bottom of the 9th. Juan Samuel led off with a clean single to center and that was it. The Cubs ended up winning 5-2 and Moyer had his first win of the season and 8th of his career. So that is why I'm not a big Juan Sameul fan.
Now Samuel is managing the Borioles and Moyer IS STILL FREAKING PITCHING.
Anyway, I'm glad Trembley is gone just for his own sake. Managing that mess probably cost him a couple of years on his life. Rest up Trembley and maybe you'll get another chance with a real organization.