The ’97 Orioles and former (future) Revolution coaching staff
Our friend Scott Youcheff passed this one along…
Click on the 1997 Orioles team photo below for the full-size version. While the Revolution would not debut until 10 years later, there are plenty of Revs ties in this photograph. Familiar faces you might recognize: Former Revolution Managers Andy Etchebarren and Chris Hoiles and former Revolution third base coach Sam Snider. Etch was a coach on Davey Johnson’s staff, and turned down the opportunity to join his Washington Nationals staff to end his career with the Revolution and ultimately retire. Snider was the O’s bullpen catcher, and road roommate of Hoiles, who of course was still an active player at the time en-route to being inducted into the Orioles Hall of Fame at Camden Yards. Former (then future) Bridgeport Bluefish pitcher Esteban Yan is also in there. For some reason, the bat boy’s uniform in front has a typo on it. Look closely, I’m pretty sure it says “Oriols.” How do you forget the e?