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Orioles' Darren O'Day using Players Weekend to honor his Odachowski family heritage

Orioles' Darren O'Day using Players Weekend to honor his Odachowski family heritage

When the Orioles play their pivotal three-game series against the Boston Red Sox this weekend at Fenway Park, players throughout the majors will wear names they selected on the backs of their jerseys as part of baseball’s first Players Weekend, an initiative focused on allowing a glimpse into the backgrounds and personalities of the game’s individuals.

Most players will don nicknames. Manny Machado will wear “Mr. Miami” as an homage to his hometown. The name “Pappo” that Adam Jones will wear is a nickname his mother called him growing up. Chris Davis will wear “Crush.” Welington Castillo will wear “Beef.”

Orioles reliever Darren O’Day’s jersey will carry extra meaning, his own...

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