Minor stuff

The No. 1 cause of the marital problems between Hulk Hogan and his wife:

Refuses to take off championship belt during love making.

I’m sure all those Mr. T sleepovers didn’t help, either.

In my never-ending quest to provide Orioles news, I contacted David Stockstill, director of minor league operations. Stockstill spent the Thanksgiving holiday in the Dominican and has relocated to Curacao – perhaps in pursuit of the next Andruw Jones, since the Orioles have no interest in signing the real one.

This trip is more about the Orioles making their presence known, for young players to get acquainted with the organization, and for the organization to discover a hidden gem or two.

It shouldn’t be much longer before the Orioles introduce their new managers at Bowie and Aberdeen.

I asked Stockstill if the hires will be in-house or come from outside the organization, and he said it will be a “combination.” If one manager changes affiliates, someone else will be brought in to take his place. Stockstill said it’s all “moving smoothly.”

The club also is continuing negotiations with some six-year minor league free agents, but there’s nothing to report right now. I doubt they’ll go after Terry Tiffee again, but he’s out there. So is Raul Chavez.