A season for the Birds
Orioles flying south despite opening 2010 with plenty of promise
BALTIMORE -- Baltimore Orioles manager Dave Trembley spent 20 years of his life -- 2,782 games in all -- making out lineup cards in the minor leagues. A lot of those nights, he slept in places where cable TV was an extravagance, and a cup of coffee and a Danish wrapped in plastic qualified as a "continental breakfast.''At age 58, Trembley is still the humble, next-door-neighbor type who looks people straight in the eye and calls them by their first name, so it's no surprise that he received lots of sympathy during the Orioles' nightmarish April. Old friends and acquaintances routinely dropped by to wish him well during batting practice, and his e-mail inbox was flooded with entreaties to "hang in there'' and "keep your chin up.''