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Sun archives: Orioles' Tyler plans comeback
Sun archives: Orioles' Tyler plans comeback

For the past 50 years, Ernie Tyler has been the keeper of the sacred pearls. The beloved Orioles "ballboy" and umpire attendant has, with Ripkenesque persistence, shown up for work at Memorial Stadium and Oriole Park on such a regular basis for so long that it's almost impossible to imagine a ballgame in Baltimore without him.That's why, when he underwent a hernia operation last year and had to stay off the field for part of the season, you couldn't walk through the ballpark without somebody asking about him. There is no mystery to why Baltimore loves Ernie. He is the last link to all that was once so great about the Orioles organization, so it is almost...

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