Out With The Old, In With The New.

“Former Baltimore Orioles’ third base coach, Juan Samuel, laughs between innings of a baseball game Sunday, May 31, 2009 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. He was recently hired as interim manager after former manager, Dave Trembley, was fired.”
"Former Baltimore Orioles' manager, Dave Trembley (left), jokes with shortstop Robert Andino before the start of a baseball game Saturday, August 15, 2009 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards."

With all the recent hype about the Baltimore Orioles’ managerial changes, I decided to look back at my work from my internship last year.

I came up with these two images, both of which are a bit ironic in their own ways.

Juan Samuel’s reputation as a disciplinarian has been cited as precisely what the Orioles need right now. In the time I spent sitting in the photo pits right behind third base and beside the Orioles’ dugout, I did notice that he was always quite vocal and pointed out players’ mistakes. This frame shows a side of him many haven’t been mentioning throughout the transition.

Once I came across the shot of Trembley and Andino, I knew I had to post it in light of the recent news. I took this photo last year on the day the Orioles announced their vote of confidence in Trembley, solidifying his job for the rest of the season. Now, they did fire him.

Everyone has different opinions about his time with the O’s. Regardless, this was one of his nicest moments I captured last year.

He was all smiles that day, and I’ll never forget it.