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By RICK MAESE | June 20, 2008
Twelve months ago in this space, we humbly welcomed the Orioles' newly hired team president to town with an itemized to-do list. One year into the job, it's time to check on his progress.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2014
Carol A. MacPhail, who had been an administrator and art teacher at Friends School and Bryn Mawr School, died Wednesday of breast cancer at her Lutherville home. She was 71. The daughter of Norbert Albert Witt, who had been president of Noxell, and Cecile R. Porter Witt, a homemaker, the former Carol Ann Witt was born in Detroit. She spent her early years in Evanston, Ill., and Greenwich, Conn., before moving to Homeland in 1954 with her family. She was a 1961 graduate of Friends School and earned a bachelor's degree in 1965 from the University of Maryland, College Park and a master's degree in 1977 in fine arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art . In 1989, she earned a master's degree in guidance and counseling from the Johns Hopkins University.
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By JEFF ZREBIEC | February 10, 2008
The Orioles will hold their first workout for pitchers and catchers Thursday at Fort Lauderdale Stadium in Florida. Meanwhile, club president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail still has plenty to accomplish as spring training approaches. 1. Decide Brian Roberts' fate When the offseason began, it was expected that Miguel Tejada would be the first Orioles veteran standout to be traded, followed by Erik Bedard and then Brian Roberts. Well, Tejada and Bedard are gone, and Roberts' future hangs in the balance.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2013
Andy MacPhail had been running the Orioles' baseball operations for eight months when he decided to inflict about as deep a wound as he could to his club's short-term fortunes. It's easy to forget now, but Erik Bedard was one of only a few true bright spots on the 2007 Orioles, a lefty with filthy stuff who had struck out 221 batters, third most in the league. And MacPhail wanted to trade him - felt he had to, really - even though Bedard was exactly the sort of present star that owner Peter Angelos had long been reluctant to exchange for future assets.
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By RICK MAESE | July 11, 2007
You've been here before, right? This little midseason crossroads where you hope that whatever transpires the next three months of the baseball season makes you forget everything that transpired the previous three months. It's where you gaze up at the top row of warehouse windows and beg, plead and bargain. I'll dress my kid like an Oriole Bird bobblehead for the next 10 Halloweens if you can just sign a cleanup hitter. The on-field story lines are yawn material at this point. Almost all of the intrigue surrounding the Orioles over the second half of the season will take place away from the playing field.
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By RICK MAESE | February 3, 2008
It was a different job, a different town and a different time. You might have missed it because Orioles fans were still on their honeymoon, sipping mojitos with their favorite team's new owner. In the fall of 1994, back in Chicago, a newly hired Andy MacPhail addressed reporters and, according to published reports at the time, talked about building a winner in a city frustrated from years of losing. "I've had my name spelled with an `F,'" MacPhail said. And he was right. Two days before he even accepted the gig as Chicago Cubs president, a local columnist, known for breathing fire and penning poison, introduced fans to the phrase "MacFail," which the writer would use nearly two dozen more times in the ensuing years.
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By MILTON KENT | June 7, 1995
Just like almost anyone who has decided to retire, Bill MacPhail admits that these first few days away from the office will be a little antsy.But when you've had the kind of impact on the world of sports broadcasting as MacPhail, the former head of the sports divisions of both CBS and CNN, you've earned the right to rest."
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | October 3, 2008
A second opinion on Daniel Cabrera's sprained right elbow revealed no further damage, Orioles president Andy MacPhail said yesterday. Cabrera, who was 8-10 with a 5.25 ERA in 30 starts before being shut down after his Sept. 13 start with elbow pain, was examined this week by University of Miami orthopedist Dr. John Uribe. MacPhail said Uribe's diagnosis "echoed" the one from team orthopedist Dr. John Wilckens. "It just requires time off and rest, no surgery," MacPhail said. "It was something that was actually healing.
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,SUN REPORTER | January 9, 2008
The Orioles are still pursuing trades involving several of their best players, but they'll soon turn their attention toward free agency if acceptable offers don't come this month. Orioles president Andy MacPhail confirmed that he is still in trade talks with various clubs but that the intensity has not picked up significantly in the past few weeks. "There's no change in status," MacPhail said. "I talk to different clubs about different things, but I wouldn't characterize anything as `heating up' these days."
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,SUN REPORTER | May 30, 2008
The trade deadline is two months away, giving Andy MacPhail plenty of time to plot the next move in the Orioles' rebuilding process. But for now, MacPhail is satisfied to sit and observe a team that has exceeded expectations a third of the way through the season. "I'm not married to any blueprint that was set up in [organizational meetings] in October," said MacPhail, the Orioles president of baseball operations. "I use the military analogy: You move with the facts on the ground. These guys are playing hard.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2012
The Orioles are looking to further bolster their amateur scouting department by adding a second national crosschecker, and they are focusing on a candidate that has strong ties to the organization and executive vice president Dan Duquette. The Orioles have asked for and been granted permission to interview Matt Haas, the Eastern U.S. crosschecker for the Miami Marlins. Teams typically permit their staff to interview with other clubs only if it signifies a promotion, which this would.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2012
When Andy MacPhail wrestled with the idea of walking away from the Orioles as club president last fall, one of the primary factors in ultimately making the decision was the chance to spend more time with his elderly father. Lee MacPhail Jr., the Hall of Fame baseball executive, died Friday at age 95, roughly a year after Andy stepped down from the Orioles. Andy MacPhail told me last month he had no regrets in making the decision, and that he had been able to visit his father in Florida several times in 2012.
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2012
Lee MacPhail, a Hall of Fame baseball executive who served as the Orioles' general manager from 1959 to 1965, died Thursday evening at his home in Delray Beach, Fla. He was 95. Mr. MacPhail, who was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1998, represented the middle of a four-generation baseball dynasty. His father, Larry, was also a Hall of Fame executive. His son Andy became the Orioles' top baseball executive from 2007 to 2011 after serving in similar roles for the Minnesota Twins and Chicago Cubs.
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Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2012
Lee MacPhail, a Hall of Fame baseball executive who served as Orioles general manager from 1959 to 1965, died Thursday evening at his home in Delray Beach, Fla. He was 95. Mr. MacPhail, who was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1998, represented the middle of a four-generation baseball dynasty. His father, Larry, was also a Hall of Fame executive. His son, Andy, became the Orioles' top baseball executive from 2007 to 2011 after serving in similar roles for the Minnesota Twins and Chicago Cubs.
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Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2012
Before former club president Andy MacPhail discusses how he personally feels about the Orioles' playoff run this season, a year after he stepped down from his post, he rattles off a checklist. "First and foremost," he said, "there are just a lot of people I am happy for. " There are the Orioles players, many of whom he brought into the organization. There's manager Buck Showalter, whom MacPhail hired in July 2010. There's owner Peter Angelos, who tried to convince MacPhail to stay last fall.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | August 21, 2012
Work has begun on what local public works officials say is Harford County's first mini-roundabout, being constructed at the intersection of West MacPhail and Tollgate roads in Bel Air. The project is expected to be completed prior to the Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-3, the Harford County Department of Public Works said Monday. The intersection, which serves the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center as well as a number of residential neighborhoods, is closed while the work is being done.
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By PETER SCHMUCK | June 23, 2007
The honeymoon ended so fast that new Orioles president Andy MacPhail might want to consider an annulment. During the first 24 hours after he was introduced as the club's new savior, top managerial candidate Joe Girardi decided the "timing" wasn't right for him to return to the dugout and star shortstop Miguel Tejada's wrist was broken by an errant pitch. Two days into the MacPhail era, No. 1 starter Erik Bedard was out with a hamstring injury and the club was under fire for giving Tejada a token appearance in Thursday's game in San Diego to extend his consecutive games streak.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,SUN REPORTER | September 30, 2007
Orioles shortstop Miguel Tejada met with Andy MacPhail for 45 minutes yesterday, telling the president of baseball operations that it's his preference to remain a shortstop but that being on a winning team remains his biggest priority. On the eve of what could be his last game in an Orioles uniform, Tejada said he didn't ask MacPhail for a trade, but he made it clear he's not interested in being with a team that's rebuilding. "I want to win," Tejada said. "It's not about changing positions.
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Peter Schmuck | June 19, 2012
Maybe it's a little early to start passing around the credit for the Orioles' surprising, uplifting and just plain fun first half of the 2012 season, but this could be a clear case of better early than never. The O's have exceeded expectations, and it's easy to point a couple of fingers in a couple of obvious directions. Buck Showalter clearly has changed the culture both on the field and in the clubhouse, so you can put a big gold star on his photo in the Orioles yearbook. New baseball operations guru Dan Duquette has made a couple of dynamic moves to upgrade the starting rotation, so his impact is easily measurable, even if he tried to acquire just about everybody with a pulse during the offseason.
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By Dan Connolly | January 4, 2012
Major League Baseball announced today that Joe Torre has stepped down as executive vice president of baseball operations to join a prospective ownership group that will be among those competing to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers. So there's a high-profile opening in the commissioner's office. And around here, that means one thing: Andy MacPhail's name will be floated as a candidate. In fact, within minutes of the official announcement, at least one writer mentioned MacPhail as a replacement possibility.
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