Tony, Dawn and Trembley

The Baltimore Sun

Orioles manager Dave Trembley had just one question to ask singer Tony Orlando yesterday as they stood together on the field after batting practice.

"Where's Dawn?"

Unfortunately for Trembley, Orlando's former backup singers didn't make the trip. Orlando was a solo artist playing Fort Lauderdale Stadium.

"Most of these guys have no idea who that is," Trembley said.

Trembley knows his pop culture. Orlando had a string of No. 1 hits in the 1970s, including "Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Ole Oak Tree," and a highly rated weekly variety series on CBS called Tony Orlando and Dawn Rainbow Hour that ran for four years.

It can only be assumed that Orlando knocked three times before visiting Trembley's office later in the day.

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