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Mike Elias ready to put stamp on Orioles as new GM

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By Todd Karpovich

Mike Elias wore a bright orange tie to his introductory news conference as the new general manager of the Baltimore Orioles.

That color could represent his past success with the Houston Astros and future optimism in Baltimore.

Reports: Orioles zeroing in on Mike Elias as next GM

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By Luke Jackson

The Baltimore Orioles are poised to hire Houston Astros assistant general manager as their next general manager, as first reported by Bob Nightengale of USA Today. The Houston Chronicle confirmed Nightengale’s report.

Charming 1836 farmhouse in Lutherville asks $750K: 1.9 acres with barn

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Hot House:¬†“Henry’s Delight,” 2615 Pot Spring Road, Lutherville, MD 21093

Fieldstone farmhouse, circa 1836, with frame addition, circa 1905, completely restored. Four/five bedrooms, 2.5 baths over two and a half stories and 3,585 square feet. Entry foyer, living room, dining room, open-plan eat-in kitchen and family room, master suite with double walk-in closets, glass shower and den/dressing room. Three further bedrooms, office, three fireplaces, hardwood floors throughout. Central AC, attic, unfinished basement. Large wooded barn with hayloft, converted to four-car garage and workroom. Landscaped 1.9-acre lot: $749,900

A defense of Dan Duquette

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Dan Duquette in 2015. Photo by Keith Allison.

There likely won’t be any front-page farewell tributes to Dan Duquette, the former executive vice president of operations who the Orioles yesterday announced would not be returning.

Unlike former manager Buck Showalter, whose contract was also not renewed, Duquette never had clever turns of phrase or outwardly embraced the city in a way fans could appreciate, remembrances¬†mentioned in The Sun‘s story weighing fans’ reactions to the skipper’s departure. Duquette was the strait-laced baseball man, and in interviews, he seemed as careful about what he didn’t say as much as what he did, sometimes making him come off as affectless.

Reports: Buck Showalter Won’t Be Back With Orioles

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By Luke Jackson

Buck Showalter, who managed the Baltimore Orioles from 2010-2018, will not be back with the team in 2019, according to multiple reports.

The news was first reported by MASN’s Roch Kubatko and The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.

Adam Jones, in maybe one of his last acts as an Oriole, and wife Audie donate $75K to local charities

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Adam Jones, center, at his 2013 #StayHungry tailgate. Image via Adam Jones’ Twitter.

As this bitterly awful Orioles season winds to a close, it comes with the realization the city of Baltimore may be seeing the last days of center fielder Adam Jones in black and orange.

In pro sports first, the Orioles will wear a jersey with Braille lettering

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In what the team says is a first in American professional sports, the Baltimore Orioles will wear jerseys with Braille lettering during their Sept. 18 game against the Toronto Blue Jays, honoring the 40th anniversary of the National Federation of the Blind moving its national headquarters to the city.

Braille will be used for both the “Orioles” script on the front of the jersey and the player’s last name on the back.

The O’s will hop on the brunch bandwagon on Sept. 16

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Brunch has been the it Sunday morning activity for a bit now, but never before could you have it at beautiful Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

That’ll change Sept. 16, when the Orioles will host a brunch at the Center Field Roof Deck ahead of the team’s 1:05 p.m. game with the Chicago White Sox.

Event Pick: The Orioles host ‘Game of Thrones’ night

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For the Baltimore Orioles, the Red Wedding came on July 31, when second baseman Jonathan Schoop, reliever Darren O’Day and starting pitcher Kevin Gausman were traded away. Those deals, following the earlier trades that shipped shortstop Manny Machado and closer Zach Britton out of Baltimore, cemented the Orioles’ status as a rebuilding team.

As prudent as those moves were, it sapped the club of many of its familiar names. Case in point: Gausman, the player featured on tonight’s “Game of Thrones” bobblehead, seated atop a flying dragon, isn’t even here anymore.

Orioles complete overhaul with trades of Gausman and O’Day, Schoop

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Jonathan Schoop. Photo by Keith Allison via Wikimedia Commons.

With the trades of starting pitcher Kevin Gausman and reliever Darren O’Day, and second baseman Jonathan Schoop, Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette today pushed down on the last detonator in his effort to blow up and reshape the franchise.

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