WHITE MARSH, Md. — Quinn Seidenman’s friends and family were busy Friday afternoon. So he came to see Adley Rutschman by himself.
Seidenman, a 17-year-old from Baltimore, said a handful of his friends and family couldn’t make the Orioles caravan event. So he headed out to White Marsh Mall on his own to get a glimpse of what he hoped was the future of Orioles baseball, wearing a custom black No. 35 jersey with Rutschman’s name gracing the back.
The Orioles hosted an event and visited various schools and locations around Baltimore on the first of a three-day tour. Among the attendees Friday were Rutschman, manager Brandon Hyde, Gunnar Henderson, Richie Martin and Cedric Mullins.
Two of the heartiest rounds of applause from Orioles fans came for Rutschman and Henderson, the Orioles first and 42nd picks from last June’s MLB Draft. After back-to-back 100-plus loss seasons for the Orioles, those two are now some of the biggest faces of the rebuild. It’s why Seidenman chose Rutschman’s jersey over anyone else’s, too.
“We’re (his family) Orioles season ticket holders,” Seidenman said. “We got some points for having the seats — one of the…