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Schmuck: Upcoming new era of Orioles baseball gives 2019 FanFest a different feel

Schmuck: Upcoming new era of Orioles baseball gives 2019 FanFest a different feel

It was the newness of it all that made Orioles FanFest feel so different Saturday at the Baltimore Convention Center.

The fans haven’t changed, of course. They showed up in decent numbers on a frigid morning to get their first up-close look at new executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias and rookie manager Brandon Hyde. They came to get autographs from players that, in some cases, they would not recognize on the street.

There has been so much turnover since July that young holdovers such as 26-year-olds Dylan Bundy and Trey Mancini were getting questions about what it will feel like to show up at spring training expected to provide some of their team’s veteran...

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