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Travis Snider and Alejandro De Aza fall in step with Orioles' team-first mantra
Travis Snider and Alejandro De Aza fall in step with Orioles' team-first mantra

In postgame interviews following the Orioles’ 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, outfielders Travis Snider and Alejandro De Aza were already toeing the company line. Both spewed cliches about how it’s all about the team and not individual accomplishments. That’s really boring stuff for sportswriters. But it’s exactly what Orioles manager Buck Showalter and the club’s veterans want to hear from two of the team’s key newcomers, or relative newcomers (Snider arrived in January via a trade; De Aza was traded to the Orioles in August, so this was his first Opening Day with the team). One of the reasons this club has been successful in the past...

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