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Best Quotes From 2017

January 19, 2018

looks back at the best quotes from 2017, including comments from Try Mancini, Ken Rosenthal, John Harbaugh, Chris Davis and more.

"Wade Miley recommended that I wear the T-shirt under my jersey, and, like, if I hit a home run or something, rip my jersey open, and I said there's no shot I'm going to be doing that."
- Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini after he hit a home run on his T-shirt giveaway night May 8.

"I hated it. I hated what it stood for. It was humiliating, in my mind ... I said, 'No. I don't want to wear a bow tie every game. But then I thought about it, and knowing they were going to make me wear it again, I decided [representing the BowTie Cause charity] might be a way to do it on my terms and do it for a good reason."
- Fox baseball reporter Ken Rosenthal in July about his first thoughts on wearing a bowtie, after the head of Fox at the time suggested he do so to make him stand out more. 

"We're going to have to figure out how to either prevent concussions or manage concussions if football's going to have a future in this country."
- Andrew Pollak, the chair of the department of orthopedics at University of Maryland, Baltimore, as the University of Maryland unveiled the first phase of the Cole Field House Performance Center at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 2.

"To be honest with you -- and maybe I'll get into trouble for saying this -- don't plan on going over there any time soon to play again. So, somebody else can have that job."
- Ravens head coach John Harbaugh Sept. 25, a day after Baltimore's 44-7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the franchise's first game in London.

"There were so many nights out there when I was just a name in the lineup. I didn't feel like I had contributed. Maybe defensively, but definitely not with my bat. And I look at the numbers now and the year as a whole and I feel like I'm a better player than that and I feel like these guys deserve a better product than what I've been giving them. If you want to call it a chip on my shoulder or motivated or whatever, I definitely have some things I'm looking forward to working on."
- Orioles slugger Chris Davis Oct. 1 after he finished a disappointing season with a .215 average, 26 home runs and 61 RBIs.

"That Texas game feels about eight years ago right now. We definitely had a plan, had a mind-set, had a culture and a team built, but we got hit pretty hard with injuries at one spot. Obviously, you lose your two quarterbacks in the first nine quarters of the season. I think you can ride emotion a little bit – we rode that when we got to Minnesota and responded. But it just wore on us and we slowly just deteriorated."
- Maryland football head coach DJ Durkin Nov. 25 after his team lost two starting quarterbacks to injury and finished the season 4-8.