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Excitement abounds at Orioles FanFest with uncertain future ahead

Excitement abounds at Orioles FanFest with uncertain future ahead

Nine-year-old Allison Lutwin came to her first Orioles FanFest on Saturday morning excited to meet her favorite player, Manny Machado. Wearing an Orioles cap covered in autographs on the orange bill and a T-shirt with a caricature of Machado on the front, she waited patiently in line clutching a baseball as she approached the third baseman in the autograph line.

Over the past four years, Machado's career has reached stardom, and with that comes fans of all ages. Shortly after the annual offseason event opened for all fans, a crowd had already lined up around the gates, camera phones ready to snap photos of Machado as he strolled up to a table to sign autographs. With all respect...

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