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.
Brothers John and Lou Angelos, both of whom are running the club, made a rare public appearance together and sat between Elias at the news conference. They are confident they hired the best candidate for the daunting task of turning around a club that lost a franchise-record 115 games this past season.
Perhaps most importantly, Elias, 35, will also have the autonomy to hire his staff and make the critical decisions with all baseball matters.
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