Originally posted on B-More Birds Nest  |  Last updated 11/2/11

We interrupt Steelers Hate Week to bring you some good news/bad news from the baseball team in town.

First, the good.

Last night, it was announced that two O’s – catcher Matt Wieters and right fielder Nick Markakis – won the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards at their respective positions. Wieters is the first Oriole catcher to ever win the honor, and Markakis finally gets his after being snubbed for several years (2011 was actually a down year for him defensively, but whatever).

Congratulations, boys.

And now for the bad news. Because when we’re talking Orioles, the bad ALWAYS overshadows the good.

Free agency starts in less than 24 hours. The Orioles still don’t have a General Manager (or a “President of Baseball Operations,” or whatever other title you want to put on it).

They offered Tony Lacava, current member of the Toronto Blue Jays front office, the job….and HE TURNED IT DOWN. Reportedly, he was ready to take the position and then…he met Mr. Angelos.

From Orioles Hangout:

(Apparently O’s Hangout is having some technical issues at the moment. The article is there, and I’ll post a quote from it as soon as they’re back online).

Still Turdland.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled Steelers hating.

 

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