Sitting in the third base dugout Tuesday at Tropicana Field, the same one he was in when he made his managerial debut eight years ago, Orioles manager Brandon Hyde could look back on that day with a laugh.
Doing so June 19, 2011, might’ve been more difficult. Hyde, at the time bench coach of the then-Florida Marlins, learned two hours before a matchup with the Tampa Bay Rays that he would instead serve as the Marlins manager after Edwin Rodríguez unexpectedly stepped down amid a nine-game losing streak and 1-17 June.
“It was Father's Day on top of it,” Hyde recalled, “so there was a lot of stuff going on."
With the Orioles...