• Feb

    Flanagan and Duquette Talk with Fans

    I tell you, I think a lot of people missed an intimate experience with the Orioles leadership tonight at the ESPN Zone in Baltimore. With a crowd of less then 40 people, everyone who had a question got a chance to ask Executive VP of Baseball Operations Mike Flanagan and VP of Baseball Operations Jim Duquette anything they wanted. Both Duquette and Flanagan were very fluent in their answers and didn't dance around anything asked.

    Jim Hunter did a good job of keeping things going and the questions asked were pretty good for the most part. Either way, I think this intimate type of gathering really shows that the Orioles are serious about reconnecting with the fans. No one can say that the Orioles are not available to the fans this year to answer questions. Both Duquette and Flanagan will be on various talk shows this week as well and we hope to sit down with Duquette this week as well.

    Kudos to the Orioles for providing this type of availability to the decision makers.

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Tony Pente

Tony has owned and operated Orioles Hangout since 1996 and is well known for his knowledge of the Baltimore Orioles organization from top to bottom. He's a frequent guest on Baltimore-area sports radio stations and can be heard regularly on the 105.7 FM The Fan. His knowledge and contacts within the Orioles minor league system and the major league baseball scouting industry is unparalleled in the Baltimore media and is known as an expert on the Orioles prospects.