Scott co-hosts The Scott Garceau Show, an afternoon drive-time Sports Talk Show on Baltimore’s 105.7 The Fan that is also telecast on MASN. A member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Selectors, he is one of 44 members that meet each year at the Super Bowl to select the Hall of Fame inductees.
Here are three areas where the Ravens need to get better if they plan to compete with the Steelers and Bengals at the top of the AFC North.
The Orioles haven’t had a 20-game winner since the final day of the 1984 season when Mike Boddicker got to the magic number beating the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Thirty-three years is a long time but Chris Tillman is on pace to get to 20 and exceed it.
The Baltimore Ravens are on the clock. The question, will they blink?
The Orioles will be well represented in Tuesday’s All-Star game in San Diego. Manny Machado was voted the starter at third base he’ll be joined by Mark Trumbo, Matt Wieters and pitchers Zach Britton and Brad Brach. Wieters is an All-Star for the fourth time, Machado is a 3-time All-Star, Trumbo and Britton are making their second trip and Brad Brach gets the honor for the first time.
In a little over a week most MLB teams will hit the halfway mark of the 2016 season. Some teams have surprised us, the Orioles and Indians weren’t popular picks to win their divisions but the standings tell us they’re both in first place, and raise your hand if you thought the Rangers would have second best record in baseball.
Here are six Orioles who’ve earned a trip to San Diego with their 2016 play.
After taking 2 of 3 from the Yankees this weekend the Orioles are back in first place in the A.L. East, percentage points ahead of the Red Sox. A third of the 2016 season is in the books (plus 1-game) and the Orioles have the second best record in the league and fifth best record in baseball.
If Disneyland is the happiest place on earth, the Orioles bench was about to become a close second.
The Orioles start the road trip with a 24-15 record, they lead the AL East by percentage points over Boston and their .615 win percentage is the best in the American League and second to only the Cubs (.715) in all of Major League Baseball. The first quarter of the season has included two 7-game win streaks.
Garceau says, “I know 33 games is just a small slice out of a 162 game pizza, so let’s just call it ‘so far so good.'”
A few weeks ago massive Ole Miss Tackle Laremy Tunsil was the popular choice to be the first pick in the entire draft.
The Rams and Eagles have traded up and are expected to grab quarterbacks with the first two picks, so if the Ravens stay at six they’ll get one of the top four players on their board. The last time the Ravens picked in the top six they grabbed Jamal Lewis with the 5th pick in the 2000 draft.