Dan Duquette, Greivis Vasquez, Helen Maroulis and Rowdy Gaines all chimed in on Glenn Clark Radio this month.
"I'm encouraged that Manny [Machado] likes Baltimore. He's had some good years here. He's indicated that he wants to be here for the long term. Those are all good signs. We did try to sign him to a long-term deal a couple years ago, we weren't able to quite get it together. I'm sure there will be other opportunities for the club to address that."
- Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette Aug. 22 on if he's hopeful Manny Machado will stay in Baltimore long term.
"You know what I like about him? He's a real person. He don't B-S you. He's honest. He went through a tough time, but he stayed within the course. He gave his players confidence, his coaching staff confidence. I think the program is headed in the right direction. They're doing a great job. I won't be surprised if, in the next few years, they win a championship in the NCAAs."
- Brooklyn Nets guard/former Terp Greivis Vasquez Aug. 25 on current Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon.
"Before, I put the Olympics on this giant pedestal. I felt like it's something that I couldn't reach, I couldn't get. Now that I'm here, I'm like ‘Oh, normal people can win the Olympics? I did that? That's me! Oh this is so weird, and this is so cool and what an honor.' And I thought only the Gods won or something. So that part hasn't sunk in yet. And I don't want to think of myself any differently because of it."
- Maryland native Helen Maroulis Aug. 25 on winning the first American women's wrestling Olympic gold medal.
"I'm not as positive about that as I was four years ago. I literally came out four years ago and said he was definitely coming back. I don't have that feeling. I saw it the last night [of the Olympics]. There was a little bit of finality to it because of the emotions that he had. But if it did happen, I wouldn't be surprised."
- NBC swimming analyst/three time gold medalist Rowdy Gaines Aug. 16 on the possibility Michael Phelps could come out of retirement in 2020.