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Schmuck: Dan Duquette deserves blame for Orioles' free fall, must act before it's too late

Schmuck: Dan Duquette deserves blame for Orioles' free fall, must act before it's too late

If you want, you can fall back on the oft-cited baseball truism that a team is never as good as it looks when it is on top of the world and never as bad as it looks when it is playing like the Orioles have for the past several weeks.

Not sure that applies right now.

The Orioles have been shockingly bad for an extended period. The pitching staff is in shambles. The Norfolk Shuttle has jumped the rails. The supposedly high-powered offense looks like it's running on flashlight batteries. And, of course, the roster has been depleted by several significant injuries.

It's pretty clear from the posts on social media that fans are frustrated and discouraged, as well they...

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