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An Orioles fan's winter lament

An Orioles fan's winter lament

The impetus for this letter is a phone conversation with my son a few days ago. “You should know that the Orioles are shopping Manny Machado,” he said. My response: “No I didn’t, but I assumed they would.” Is that what we’ve become, another mill for the haves of baseball? We were once so proud of our farm system and “the Oriole Way,” so proud of our won/loss record, so proud to have the Orioles in our community. We all knew when Dick Hall became a certified public accountant and when Tom Shopay had put in enough time to participate in the retirement system. No, the system wasn’t perfect, but when is it enough or even too much? Will anyone ever say again, no, I have enough, I want to...

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