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Away From Home

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Mazzilli fired

Bye-bye Mazzilli.

The Baltimore Orioles fired manager Lee Mazzilli on Thursday with the team mired in an eight-game losing streak and still reeling from Rafael Palmeiro's positive drug test. The Orioles have made bench coach Sam Perlozzo the interim manager for the remainder of the season.

This completely needed to happen. The O's were once 14 games over .500, and were in first place for 2 full months. Now they've lost 16 of 18, 5 games below .500, and 10.5 games out of first.

No Oriole team in history had ever been 14 games over .500 and then
fallen below .500 in the same season.

Now, the question is -- are Flanagan and Beattie next? Should they be?


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