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Someone who was more attentive tonight needs to construct a poll. I nearly coughed my spleen out following the Chris Davis comparison to Mike Schmidt.

He compared Chris Davis to someone else outrageous earlier this season too... it was so ridiculous I didn't care enough to remember who it was.

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He said JJ Johnson has the best sinker since Hershiser. He also said Davis has as much or more power than Josh Hamilton.

That is just tonight

He also said the Orioles have been on the wrong side of all the calls all year. I know this wouldn't be odd for one of us to say, but it was odd to hear an announcer say that (even one for the team he is speaking about).

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Schmidt similarity scores.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/schmimi01.shtml

Most Similar by Ages*

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24 Mark Reynolds (973) *2*3*4*5*6*7*8*9*10*C

25 Mark Reynolds (965) *2*3*4*5*6*7*8*9*10*C

26 Mark Reynolds (947) *2*3*4*5*6*7*8*9*10*C

27 Troy Glaus (942) *2*3*4*5*6*7*8*9*10*C

28 Troy Glaus (940) *2*3*4*5*6*7*8*9*10*C

29 Troy Glaus (940) *2*3*4*5*6*7*8*9*10*C

30 Troy Glaus (948) *2*3*4*5*6*7*8*9*10*C

31 Troy Glaus (927) *2*3*4*5*6*7*8*9*10*C

32 Ralph Kiner (892) **2*3*4*5*6*7*8*9*10*C

33 Harmon Killebrew (880) **2*3*4*5*6*7*8*9*10*C

34 Jim Thome (878) *2*3*4*5*6*7*8*9*10*C

35 Jose Canseco (878) *2*3*4*5*6*7*8*9*10*C

36 Reggie Jackson (884) **2*3*4*5*6*7*8*9*10*C

37 Jim Thome (874) *2*3*4*5*6*7*8*9*10*C

38 Reggie Jackson (871) **2*3*4*5*6*7*8*9*10*C

39 Reggie Jackson (874) **2*3*4*5*6*7*8*9*10*C

* - Signifies Hall of Famer

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Dempsey also said he was going to almost singlehandly bring the Orioles the 83 series. I didnt belive one of the three dwarves could actually do it. But guess what. Dempsey was the man. and the man on the highest stage a baseball player can play at. Dempsey didnt choke.

Verlander might be able to save choking men with balls to the chest. One guy who wont need it is Dempsey.

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I got to be honest, I don't think either of those statements are too outrageous.

As for the first one, Kevin Brown says "Hello.". Tim Hudson has soemthing to say. Brandon Webb had a silly sinker. Davis does not have more power than Hamilton. Maybe close to as much, but to say more is pure hyperbole.

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As for the first one, Kevin Brown says "Hello.". Tim Hudson has soemthing to say. Brandon Webb had a silly sinker. Davis does not have more power than Hamilton. Maybe close to as much, but to say more is pure hyperbole.

I wouldn't say JJ does have the best sinker but it's in the conversation. Or it should be.

And I think Davis has EVERY BIT the power Hamilton does. He's not nearly the hitter, but he's got the same power.

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