The Schmuck Stops Here

The Schmuck Stops Here Peter Schmuck's musings on the local and national sports scene
Schmuck: Whether or not Brandon Hyde is the next Orioles manager, he certainly looks the part

New Orioles baseball operations chief Mike Elias called reports that he has picked Chicago Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde to be the next O’s manager “premature,” but they certainly aren’t counterintuitive.

Hyde, 45, is a well-rounded and experienced major league coach with exactly one game of major league managerial experience.

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Chris Davis hoping to reignite career, help jump-start Orioles' rebuilding project in 2019

Orioles first baseman Chris Davis endured a harrowing 2018 season and said goodbye to many of his veteran teammates when the team decided to embark on a wide-ranging rebuild, but he said on Tuesday that he wants to be a big part of the organizational revival.

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Schmuck: Navy needs to figure out how it all went wrong after third straight loss to Army

For a few fleeting moments in the fourth quarter of Navy’s third straight loss to Army, it looked like the Midshipmen might find some way to salvage this awful season.

Backup quarterback Garrett Lewis came on in relief of struggling Zach Abey (Archbishop Spalding) and got the stagnant offense moving.

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Schmuck: New Maryland coach Michael Locksley gets a poignant endorsement — from Jordan McNair's father

The introduction of Michael Locksley as Maryland’s new head football coach was accompanied by much fanfare. The band played. The cheerleaders cheered. A large crowd of boosters, former players and various well-wishers applauded as he took the stage at the newly renovated Cole Field House.

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Schmuck: Maryland gives itself a do-over after deciding not to promote Mike Locksley last time

There’s no way of knowing what would have happened if the University of Maryland had hired Mike Locksley to be its head football coach the last time the job was open, but it’s fair to wonder.

Locksley was the offensive coordinator under Randy Edsall and served as interim coach for the final six games of the 2015 season.

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Schmuck: Kareem Hunt situation brings back bad memories of Ray Rice, raises uncomfortable questions

In a somewhat strange and haunting confluence of events, the Ravens are preparing to face Kansas City in the aftermath of the Chiefs’ decision to release star running back Kareem Hunt.

It’s just a coincidence, of course, that the schedule has drawn the two teams together soon after a TMZ video was released last week confirming Hunt shoved and kicked a woman at a Cleveland hotel in February.

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