BALTIMORE — Rena Baron was still reeling from the shock of being diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer in February of last year when a friend sent her a link to an article about Trey Mancini.
Mancini, at the time, was in his sixth year with the Orioles. Baron has lived in Baltimore on and off for 20 years but was never much of a baseball fan. She’d never heard of Mancini. But her 15-year-old son, Eli, is a baseball lover and an Orioles fan.