Witnessed an interesting moment in the Orioles’ media lunch room in the middle of Monday’s second game.
Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette walked in and Toronto assistant GM Tony LaCava was already in the room.
LaCava, as you may remember, was offered the Orioles GM job last offseason and turned it down. So the Orioles went back to the drawing board, interviewed a few more candidates and ended up with Duquette.
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There were a lot of theories as to why LaCava turned it down, but his response was that he really liked what was going on in Toronto and wanted to stay.
This year, the Blue Jays, rocked by injuries, are last in the AL East. Meanwhile, the Orioles are fighting for the playoffs for the first time in 15 years.
LaCava, known as one of the classiest guys in baseball, went up to Duquette, shook his hand and congratulated him for the job he’s done.