Tides flourish while Orioles flounder


NORFOLK (WAVY) — The Tides will have to wait at least another day to extend their season-high six-game winning streak.

Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Syracuse Chiefs was rained out.

While the Tides are flourishing on the field, their parent club is floundering. 

The Baltimore Orioles have the worst record in baseball and recently traded Manny Machado to the Dodgers and Zach Britton to the Yankees for prospects. The organization is clearly in rebuild mode. 

Ron Johnson is in his sixth season as Tides manager. Throughout his reign, the Orioles were frequently contending for a playoff berth. 

That’s not the case this year. Orioles manager Buck Showalter is in the final year of his contract. Same for GM Dan Duquette.

 Johnson was asked if the possible uncertain future of his colleagues in Baltimore has him wondering about his future. 

“I don’t worry about those kinds of things, Johnson said. “I know the kind of job we do here. I’m very proud of it, not only my self but these coaches that work their rear ends off, Jose Hernandez, Mike Griffin, Butch Davis and Chris Poole, the trainer, who may have the hardest job of all…… I don’t worry about that.” 

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