Reporting Mark Zinno
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Former Ravens center and 98.5 The Sports Hub host, Mike Flynn joined Zinno to discuss a myriad of topics, most importantly the events in Boston and the bombings. “It was tough,” Flynn said. A native New Englander, Flynn went on to say “Boston is a tough town. People are tough. It’s a big pro sports town. And when you have a tragedy like that, you can put your mind on sports. It always helps.” The two guys went on to discuss how sports has helped heal the people and the city.
When the conversation turned to actual sports, Ravens LB Rolando McClain was the first topic. “You don’t get arrested seven times if you are marginal,” said Flynn, pointing out that if he was a great player, he wouldn’t have this type of behavior. Flynn continued to talk about the fact that NFL players sometimes are in a “bubble” and are selfish with an ego.
Baseball was up next on tap. Flynn talked about the Red Sox and how they are a different team in the clubhouse and how that has been a big part of their early success. Also the pitching has been the key. “It’s all pitching and that was a big reason why they brought in (manager) John Farrell.” Zinno asked Flynn what he thought about the Orioles start this season and why they have had early success. Flynn commented, “You gotta hang around and find your identity as a team.” The Orioles will have try and find that same success they enjoyed last year.
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