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Orioles manager Brandon Hyde returns to his roots and gets a warm Bay Area welcome

Orioles manager Brandon Hyde returns to his roots and gets a warm Bay Area welcome

It can be debated whether Brandon Hyde’s hometown of Santa Rosa is actually part of the Bay Area, but he’ll be the first to tell you that the origins of his lifelong love of baseball are rooted in Oakland and San Francisco.

The first-year major league manager regaled the local media before Monday night’s series opener between the Orioles and the Oakland Athletics with childhood memories of Candlestick Park and the Oakland Coliseum.

“I used to come to The Stick and here and sit in the upper reserve and watch [José] Canseco and [Mark] McGwire and the guys as a kid,” Hyde said. “I love coming back to the Bay Area and I love coming back to Northern...

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