Buzz Kill

A day after snapping their nine-game losing streak, the Orioles failed to capitalize on what looked like a major turning point.

There's no question the Mariners are a good team, but they're not even in first place in their own division - which is nowhere near as tough as the AL East. The Orioles are making Doug Fister, who in all fairness did pitch a nice game, and the Mariners look like shoe ins for the AL Pennant.

Has anyone noticed the rotation the O's are expected to face in Boston? Jon Lester, John Lackey and Tim Wakefield - not easy.

There's absolutely no fire and no fight, and I ask you out there in blogger nation, how do the O's right the ship? If you're Andy MacPhail, what do you do? How far do you let this go before cleaning house? It's natural to say 'fire Trembley,' but who's available? Remember it's April. Bringing in a stop gap manager now is a lot different than in August.

One thing is for sure, this team needs a defibrillator, something to shock a heartbeat back into them. This is very hard to watch considering the fact that I truly believe this a more talented team than last year.

There are players in the clubhouse disgusted with what's happening. Though publicly they say they're not panicking, there's a definite feeling this can't go on.

To quote Airplane: Guess I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.

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