Author | Scott Tomko

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Davis salutes Maris, yet “steroid cloud” still hovers

July 08, 2013 | Scott Tomko

” There’s no doubt that Barry and Mark and any of those guys had ridiculous seasons and had some great years, but I think when you get to the root of the record, I still think it’s Roger Maris.” This quote comes courtesy of Oriole first baseman Chris Davis, whose sweet swing and slugging prowess have made him [...]

WANTED: Closer who throws strikes, handles pressure

July 06, 2013 | Scott Tomko

As I was driving home from work, just hours after the Orioles devastating 3-2 loss to the Yankees, I tuned the radio to a nationally syndicated ESPN talk show. Apparently, an angry Oriole fan had recently called in, angrily voicing his criticism of  Jim Johnson, and calling for a new closer. The host, thinking himself [...]

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