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Think about the last 20 years in Baltimore with Lucchino and DeWitt as the team owners instead of controversial and beleaguered owner Peter Angelos.
It is impossible to understand, of course, what caused Mike Flanagan to pull the trigger Wednesday afternoon. Speculation has run rampant since the tragedy, and much of it surmises that the Baltimore Orioles' ongoing failures were responsible for the suicide of a man who spent nearly 40 years as a player, executive and broadcaster with the organization.
The venerable and venerated Sports Illustrated has fallen victim in recent years to bombast and balderdash on too many of its slick pages, substituting quick hits for much of its formerly substantial journalism. Most of this material is pointless and some of it ludicrous, such as last weeks players poll that ranked Peter Angelos as only the fourth-worst owner in baseball.
Charles Dillon Stengel, the only former left-handed dentist to win 10 pennants in 12 seasons, once defined the secret to managerial success as "keeping the guys who hate you away from the guys who are undecided."
BALTIMORE. -- Before the Baltimore Orioles started the press conference yesterday at B&O Warehouse to announce the firing of manager Sam Perlozzo, a public relations executive declared questions should be limited to "on the field performance."