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Dave Trembley: Giddy With Excitement

As mentioned earlier today, the Orioles young pitchers appear to be a bright spot on the horizon for a long-suffering franchise and Manager Dave Trembley couldn't be happier.

Trembley was effusive in his praise of the Orioles' young arms, so much so that he took to using some rather amusing analogies in describing them.

In talking about 2008 first round pick Brian Matusz, Trembley is reminiscent of Roller Girl discussing Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights.

"I don't know what Matusz is like when you talk to him. When I talk to him, he's got a twinkle in his eye. He's got a lot of confidence. He's got a toolbox and he knows how to use the tools that are in that toolbox. He's going to be very good."

However, Trembley may have saved his best remark for when he was describing all of the team's young guns.

"I think it sends a message to the other guys. The cavalry is coming. There are guys on the way and they're going to get here quickly. Competition is a wonderful thing. Wonderful. Those guys are going to be here, I'm convinced of it, at some point in time."

And so a nickname is born. The Cavalry.

By CJ Holley  |  March 2, 2009; 1:58 PM ET
Categories:  Orioles  
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Comments

how can no one have commented on this? This was the single greatest Orioles analogy I've seen (this year). I hope in 3 years it isnt used as part of another Orioles cautionary tale, stating how we let another group of talented pitchers slip into oblivion.

Posted by: jesstyr | March 2, 2009 5:22 PM | Report abuse

"In talking about 2008 first round pick Brian Matusz, Trembley is reminiscent of Roller Girl discussing Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights."

OK, now that has to be the scariest analogy I've heard this year....

Posted by: Samson151 | March 2, 2009 8:17 PM | Report abuse

I am the No. 1 Oriole fan here in Asheville, NC and am more excited about the team this year than any year since I moved here from Hagerstown in 2006. They seem to be developing a good core of players (although shortstop is still a question for me) and those young arms hopefully will give the Orioles good pitching for some time to come as they develop and come to the big club. Perhaps they will still be 5th place club this year, but I see signs that they can move up - perhaps not as dramatically as the Rays did in 20008, but hope springs eternal in spring - pun intended - and the 2009 Orioles look good to me.Go, O's!

I go to about 30 Asheville Tourists games a year and when Delmarva comes to play, I wear all my Oriole stuff and root openly one of those games for the Shorebirds. They come again this year and I'm looking forward to that. I also try to visit cities in the Appalachian League in July and August when the Bluefield Orioles come to play other teams in the league. Closest teams to us are the Johnson City (TN) Cardinals, Elizabethton (TN) Twins, Greeneville (TN) and the Bristol (VA) White Sox. So I have plenty of chances to see baby Orioles just starting out and love to speculate which ones are good enough to some day make the big show.

Posted by: sfr123 | March 3, 2009 2:55 PM | Report abuse

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