USA World Baseball Classic manager Jim Leyland, new Ravens cornerback Brandon Carr, Maryland assistant basketball coach Bino Ranson and others joined Glenn Clark Radio this month. Here's what they had to say:
"That catch is going to go down as one of the greatest catches ever, I think. I knew Adam from afar, because I managed against him, but I didn't really know him that well other than just a pleasant, ‘Hello.' He was one of the guys that stood out. He was unbelievable. When it comes to beating the other team, he's got a terrific attitude about playing the game and competing. Of course he's a great athlete, but this guy was a solid leader. I think he was kind of the guy that really picked us up and led our team and was really into it. I couldn't be happier for him or prouder of him."
- Team USA World Baseball Classic manager Jim Leyland March 27 on Orioles center fielder Adam Jones
"I believe it starts with the defense. I came from an organization (the Dallas Cowboys) where we had a lot of star power on offense, but just this last year, our defense stepped up to the plate and stood strong and helped us out in a lot of football games. The Baltimore Ravens [are] a team, for many years, since I fell in love [with] watching the guys on defense, they've always had that reputation of being dominant on the defensive side -- just that dark side. The secondary and the defense last year -- up until the injuries came in -- they were one of the top [defenses] in the league, and I feel like we're not too far off from that."
- New Ravens cornerback Brandon Carr March 24 on why he believes he can win a Super Bowl in Baltimore
"It will be amazing, really an honor. At Mizzou, we're known for the defense. To go to an organization with that established mentality, I'll expect the players on that team to have the mentality as well. I'll fit right in with them."
- Former Missouri defensive end/projected early-round pick Charles Harris March 17 on the possibility of being selected by the Ravens
"It means a lot, because it's Maryland, and we believe that all the best players should stay at home. If we can get the best players year-in and year-out, then the program is going to continue to have success. [The] pipeline means a lot, because I'm a Baltimore guy, and I have a lot of passion for the University of Maryland. You look around at different places, state [schools] that keep their top players home are usually successful."
- Maryland assistant basketball coach Bino Ranson March 15 on landing Mount St. Joseph prospect Darryl Morsell and trying to keep Baltimore talent local
Issue 232: April 2017