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Your challenge: Make one move today that makes the Orioles better

First, I want to thank everyone who commented on the last bar entry about the death of my mother.

I didn't get a chance to reply to everyone, but know if you left a personal story I really appreciated it. Each and every one of them (OK, except maybe the guy who blasted me out of nowhere about something written months ago. But that's OK, too).

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Now, let's get back to our favorite diversion: Baltimore sports and, in particular, those head-shaking Orioles.

I am writing this from an empty Rogers Centre, which is how the Orioles must feel every time they come here. They have lost 16 straight in this house of horrors, dating back to Aug. 7, 2009. That seems almost impossible considering we're talking two big-league teams here.

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The Orioles have a fighting chance to stop the bleeding – OK, gushing – on Thursday with staff leader Jeremy Guthrie facing Zach Stewart, who will be making his big-league debut straight out of Double-A New Hampshire, where he had a 4.39 ERA in 12 starts.

"I know we got a new guy. Let's welcome him to the major leagues," said Orioles center fielder Adam Jones.

On Wednesday, the Orioles had almost no chance against Ricky Romero who struck out a career-tying high 12 batters with his mystifying changeup. The Orioles are now 8-16 when a lefty starts against them.

Stewart, by the way, is a righty.

Obviously, a lot of things have gone wrong for the Orioles so far this season (and they are still only five games under .500 – that's fairly surprising.) There have been plenty of moves that haven't worked out.

Here's what I want to know: If you could make one change to the Orioles right now – as we stand on June 16, 2011, what would it be?

You can't use signing Prince Fielder, because he is not yet a free agent. And don't come up with a ridiculous scenario, like trading Michael Gonzalez and Robert Andino for Albert Pujols.

Stay in the realm of possibility. You get one move to make right now that makes this team better, now and for the future. You can cut someone. You can call somebody up. You can give someone more playing time. You can change field or front office personnel. Anything you want. So long as it is reasonable.

Daily Think Special: Make one move today that makes the Orioles better

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