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Long-time Baltimore Sun columnist Kevin Cowherd joined Zinno on “Last Call” to talk Orioles and the end of his 32-year run with the paper. Cowherd will write his final column on July 18th and move on to new ventures. But first he and Zinno discussed the Orioles 2013 season. With the Birds ahead of where they were this time last year in mostly all statistical categories, it’s the fans expectations that have them wanting better this season said Cowherd.

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The gentlemen discussed Chris Davis amazing season and the accusations that he has used performance enhancing drugs. Cowherd said that it’s because the culture of the game has changed. Any time someone has a breakout performance, espcially like Davis has, they are open to questioning. Cowherd also spoke of Manny Machado’s rise to stardom and how un-surprising it is.

Finally, Cowherd discussed his choice to leave the Baltimore Sun after 32 years to work on new, personal ventures. “It was my choice to leave,” Cowherd said. He stressed that he will still be in the area working on new projects and that he was grateful to The Sun and the readers of his work over the years.

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