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Two home runs for Machado

It’s messy but every rookie wants that shaving cream pie.

The Orioles seem like they have a new star. Friday night, in his second career game, third baseman Manny Machado hit two home runs and had four RBIs to lead the Orioles to a 7-1 victory over the Royals. This was just one night after he went 2-for-4 with a triple in his major league debut.

Sure it is only two games so declaring him a future Hall of Famer is just crazy, but so far Machado has given no reason to believe that he will not live up to the hype of being one of the top prospects in baseball since being drafted with the third overall pick in the 2010 draft.

Hailing from Miami Machado has been compared to Alex Rodriguez and even despite the incredible start where he has become the youngest Orioles to have a multi-home run game at just 20-years-old that seems like a little too high of expectations but he certainly has the skill set.

Machado has power; you can’t hit two home runs in one game by being lucky, he also has speed; a triple is never easy to get even for fast runners, and he can hit for a nice average; in two games he is hitting .500, though that is going to go down.

When the Orioles called Machado up to the majors some questioned it because the highest level of professional baseball he played was only Double-A, where he was not exactly killing the ball either, hitting just .265 with 10 home runs in 107 games. Clearly the Orioles saw something in the budding star that were not shown by his statistics and so far, they are right and Machado has been just like adding a big name at the trade deadline as they try to make their playoff push.

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Corey Johns

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You could say Corey was born to become a sports journalist. His father won a national championship coaching college soccer. His mother is a baseball fanatic who hasn't missed seeing an Orioles game since 1983 (literally, sometimes it's annoying). His great uncle was a big-time boxing promoter and his maternal grandfather was once a department head at the Baltimore Sun. Basically, sports and journalism run through his blood. He played just about every little league sports there was when he was a kid and was a multi-sport athlete in high school; even playing in the first-ever high school sanction Rugby game in the country. Eventually he retired from sports as an undefeated Maryland state Rugby champion as a high school senior. Perhaps lack of athletic talent has more to do with the retirement, but he will tell you that it more had to do with a great desire to jump right into media. Upon his graduation from University of Maryland, Baltimore County as a triple communications major, Corey started the So Much Sports network and has continued to grow his websites and continues to work to make them premier sports media outlets.

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