“Right now I throw a four-seam, I throw a one-seam which acts like a two seam, and then I also throw a changeup and a spike knuckle curve. With all of those pitches, I throw them almost every single day on a flat ground, and I feel like I can locate every single one just as good as the other one.”

– Orioles fifth-round pick Carter Baumler June 16 on the repertoire he’ll bring to the organization

“They continue to show me that they trust me. … There were some talks of maybe picking up some pass rushers, et cetera, this season or bringing back some guys. But the road’s totally clear, and here it is, Year Two. We didn’t really take [a] big pass rusher in the draft. I think we’ve got a pretty good squad right now. I’m happy. It’s real confidence for me.”

– Ravens edge rusher Jaylon Ferguson May 20 on the faith the team has shown in him going into his second NFL season

“Any time you reach a new level there’s a lot of people that love that, they believe in you, they want to see you do your thing and then there’s always the people that don’t think you’re that good or you’re that capable. But … give me some time and those people tune in and watch and see what I’m all about and they’ll come around eventually and learn why I was taken there if they don’t get it already.”

– Orioles No. 2 overall pick Heston Kjerstad June 11 on doubters who don’t believe he was worthy of being taken that early

“I didn’t really get a chance to know him that well. He passed away when I was 2 years old, I believe, so I’d always ask my grandma, my mom, my uncle stories about him, look up pictures and stuff of him and all the memorabilia that my family has of him.”

“That would be unbelievable. That’s the goal. Mark the date.”

-Orioles third-round pick and former Ole Miss shortstop Anthony Servideo June 15 on what it would mean to win a World Series with the same organization with which his grandfather, Curt Blefary, won the 1966 World Series

Photo Credits: Kenya Allen/PressBox, Courtesy of Dowling Catholic Baseball, Arkansas Athletics and Ole Miss Athletics

Issue 263: July 2020

Glenn Clark

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