Laurila: Q&A with Orioles’ Brandon Hyde: a day in the life of an MLB manager

From SABR member David Laurila at FanGraphs on April 16, 2019:

Brandon Hyde is slowing settling into a routine. As a first-year MLB manager, it’s one that includes a number of new responsibilities. The 45-year-old Baltimore Orioles skipper isn’t without experience — he’s served in a variety of different roles, most recently with the Cubs as Joe Maddon’s bench coach — but again, he’s never been at the helm of a big league team. What’s he’s experiencing is a whole new animal.

His day starts long before the first pitch is thrown, and it ends well after the last out is recorded. There are reports and video to go over. There are coaches and front office executives to consult with. There are players to cultivate relationships with. There is a lineup to put together. And as everyone in Hyde’s role knows, there is also the media.

Hyde discussed his daily routine prior to Saturday’s game at Fenway Park.

Read the full article here:

Originally published: April 17, 2019. Last Updated: April 17, 2019.