BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Orioles has entered its fourth year of franchise reconstruction.
It is the process of continuing to build the future on the foundation of young talent.
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That’s why spring training in Sarasota, Florida, is serious business.
However, the atmosphere is more laid-back than the intensity and fierceness that accompanies the usual 162-game system.
That means one will see some things during spring training that they might not see at Camden Yards.
For example, a 14-year-old boy was recently on the baseball field interacting with major league baseball players as they honed their skills.
The teenager had a special connection to the game.
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He is Colton Hyde, son of Orioles Director Brandon Hyde.
Colton celebrated his fourteenth birthday last week with his father and his favorite major league baseball team: the Baltimore Orioles.
The child plays the game well and he only gets better and better with the experts.
Being the son of a team manager has its perks. Colton was used to the professional baseball atmosphere.
He has been a “small jumper for many years.”
His father said it was a pleasure to have him around.
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“He’s grown up in the club,” said Brandon Hyde. “He has been going to spring practice with me since 2014 pretty much every day from 2014–2019.”
Spring training frame
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https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2022/03/23/brandon-hydes-son-makes-cameo-at-spring-training/ Brandon Hyde’s son arrives at Cameo at spring training – CBS Baltimore