Yesterday on the car radio I heard Baltimore Orioles President for Baseball Operations Andy McPhail introduce his team’s new permanent manager, Dave Trembley. McPhail said he couldn’t of anyone “more deserving to lead the Baltimore Orioles in their future” and described Trembley as “someone who can be most effective for what this franchise needs at this time.” Whereupon, Trembley’s boys took the field a few hours later and and got creamed by the lowly Texas Rangers, 30-3. (Yes, that’s a football score, the biggest competitive wipeout since the Dream Team’s defeat of Angola in the ’92 Olympics.) And it wasn’t even a road game. If, as McPhail suggested, the future is now, what will tomorrow bring? In such conditions, even life as a hard time emulating sports.
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