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Markakis represented the 'Oriole Way'
Markakis represented the 'Oriole Way'

Nick Markakis will be sorely missed here in Baltimore where he has "owned" right field at Camden Yards ("Markakis a class act," Dec. 11). He exudes top-shelf class. What we have learned over the years is that as a Baltimore Oriole, he is a great ball player. As a person, he stands on rarefied air. He is a consummate professional, and the way he saluted people of Baltimore with a two-page advertisement in The Sun was sincere and from the heart. He even saluted the often overlooked grounds crew at the Yards which in itself may be a first from a professional ballplayer! His "old school" approach toward how the game should be played was exemplary — just...

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