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Brandon Hyde copes with challenges of being a father and father figure in first season as Orioles manager

Brandon Hyde copes with challenges of being a father and father figure in first season as Orioles manager

When Brandon Hyde the family man ponders the personal significance of Father’s Day, the first thing he wants you to know is he had a terrific role model.

His dad rarely missed a ballgame or an opportunity to help his budding young baseball star pursue his major league dream. Barry Hyde was always around — through good times and bad — which is why it was so special for him to be on hand for Brandon’s first game as Orioles manager at Yankee Stadium on March 28.

“That’s the biggest thing to me,’’ Brandon said. “Still to this day, my dad is there.”

When Brandon Hyde the rookie manager thinks about the dual role he now plays as a father of...

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