Ken Singleton On The Orioles: ‘…They Are Playing Excellent Ball’
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Ken Singleton, a Hall of Fame Center Fielder for the Baltimore Orioles, called into The Norris and Davis show to talk about the Orioles, and a non-profit organization, “The Cool Kids Campaign”.
Singleton has been a broadcaster for the New York Yankees for 16 years and covered last night’s game between the Yankees and the Orioles where the Orioles won 5-2. He thinks the Orioles can be legit contenders for the playoffs.
“I think they are playing excellent ball. Every time you win a ball game that’s a little bit more confidence that you have as a team and I just thought it was the type of game teams need, successful teams need, to win,” he said.
Singleton also said that he believes Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles can be an elite player.
“He is on his way to being one of the better center fielders in the league. He’s very good right now. I think defensively he’s good. He’s already won a Gold Glove. Last year he had more assists than any other center fielder in baseball. I think there are certain things he can do a little better, maybe steal bases. He’s emerging,” he said.
Singleton also gave his thoughts on the Orioles catcher, Matt Weiters.
“He’s your all-star catcher in the American League. I like the way he goes about his business. I like the way he’s tough behind the plate. I like the way that he calls games, and leads the pitching staff. I just think that he’s somebody, that when his time comes, you better show him the money,” he said.
Singleton also takes time to volunteer for a local Baltimore non-profit organization called “The Cool Kids Campaign”. He said the goal of the organization is to help kids and their families deal with Cancer, and hopes they are helping a lot of people.
“It’s just something that is near and dear to my heart. Both my parents died from Cancer. I just felt that you had to get involved in the community and that’s the way I chose to do it, and hopefully we are helping a lot of people,” he said.
Singleton is hosting the Ken Singleton Celebrity Golf Classic from June 23-25th to raise money for the Organization.