Schmuck is on a flight from the West Coast to Baltimore but will check in soon with his take on the Orioles' decision to pick up Dave Trembley's option for the 2010 season. What are your thoughts on the news?

Here's a look at some highlights and lowlights of Trembley's tenure in Baltimore.


June 19, 2007 -- Dave Trembley's debut as interim manager

The Orioles suffer their ninth consecutive defeat, a 12-6 loss to the San Diego Padres, a day after naming Dave Trembley as the interim manager when Sam Perlozzo was fired. "For me, I'm very aware of who I am, what I am and where I've come from, managing in the minor leagues a long time," Trembley said at the time. "In my wildest dreams, I could never imagine getting the opportunity to manage the Baltimore Orioles."

Aug. 22, 2007 -- O's remove Trembley's interim tag, get crushed

Before a doubleheader with the Texas Rangers at Camden Yards, the Orioles remove the interim tag from Trembley's title and officially announce that he will return as manager in 2008. The Orioles lose both games to the Rangers, including a 30-3 defeat in the first game. The 30 runs scored by Texas is the most in a major league game since June 29, 1897, when the Chicago Colts beat the Louisville Colonels, 36-7. "It's been a long day today," Trembley said. "Whatever we threw, they hit it. They say hitting's contagious and that certainly was the case in the first game. I've never seen anything like it."

March 31, 2008 -- Trembley's first Opening Day as O's manager

To start his first full season as manager, Trembley requests that the coaching staff dress with the players in the clubhouse. Previously, coaches had lockers in a separate room. "We're all together," he said. "That's the way they did it here in the old days. I don't like it when people aren't accessible. We don't have closed doors here." The Orioles fall, 6-2, to the Tampa Bay Rays on Opening Day before winning the next six games.

May 27, 2008 -- O's outlast Yankees, 10-9, in 11-inning slugfest

The Orioles hit five home runs, including two by first baseman Kevin Millar, to overcome two four-run deficits and four longballs by the New York Yankees in a 10-9 win in 11 innings at Camden Yards. After falling behind for a third time in the top of the 11th, the Orioles score twice to beat former Orioles pitcher LaTroy Hawkins. "That was incredible," Trembley said after the win. "This is the best game I've ever been a part of to win. I'll replay it for a long time."

Sept. 5, 2008 -- O's fall again after picking up Trembley's option

After announcing that Trembley would return in 2009, the Orioles fall apart in an 11-2 loss against the Oakland Athletics at Camden Yards. The Orioles allow eight runs on one hit, six walks and a hit batter in the bottom of the eighth. "I never doubted one bit that I was going to come back because I'm dealing with people who it's important for them to [value] hard work, being fair, being honest -- all those things we've always thought were important. ... It's never been about me," Trembley said about the Orioles' decision to keep him as manager.

May 29, 2009 -- Matt Wieters' debut

In front of an announced 42,704 fans at Camden Yards, Wieters makes his major league debut in the Orioles' 7-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Prior to Wieters' arrival in the majors, Trembley said: "Really, the best is yet to come. We have better players on the way than what we've had in our system in a long time." Nine players have made their major league debut for the Orioles in 2009.

June 30, 2009 -- Orioles' 9-run comeback win over Red Sox

The Orioles score five runs in the seventh and add five more in the eighth to overcome a nine-run deficit in an 11-10 win over the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards. It is the largest comeback in Orioles history. "That was probably the best game I've been involved in," Trembley said. "That was absolutely tremendous. When you talk about playing all 27 outs, that's tonight. Play all 27."


July 30, 2009 -- O's trade George Sherrill to Dodgers; Brad Bergesen hurt

Bergesen tosses seven innings in a 7-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals to pick up his seventh win of the season. The 24-year-old right-hander leaves the game, however, after being struck in the left shin by Billy Butler's line drive. "Makes you sick to your stomach," Trembley said about Bergesen's injury. "It was a sight I'd rather not relive, and I don't really want to talk about it." Following the game, the Orioles trade closer George Sherrill to the Los Angeles Dodgers for two prospects -- third baseman Josh Bell and right-handed pitcher Steve Johnson.

Aug. 25, 2009 -- Base-running blunders doom O's vs. Twins

Felix Pie is thrown out twice on the bases, and Luke Scott also commits a base-running mistake as the Orioles blow a three-run lead in a 7-6 loss to the Minnesota Twins. "I take full responsibility, but the player should be accountable," Trembley said before the following night's game in Minnesota. "What am I going to tell Felix Pie [Tuesday] night when he's at second base and there's a foul ball right in front of the dugout? Do you think you're invisible? Come on."

-- Dean Jones Jr.