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About Nikhil Mehta

Nikhil Mehta is a young writer from Ellicott City, Maryland who grew up on Ray Lewis’s inspirational quotes, Ed Reed’s interceptions, and Joe Flacco’s elite QB play. While his professional experience in journalism is centered around politics and local magazine writing, his passion for the Ravens inspires him to continually jot down his thoughts on the team. He contributed a few op-eds for RSR during the 2020 season before joining the site as a writer leading up to the 2021 NFL Draft. He loves scouting draft prospects and defending Lamar Jackson from the haters on Twitter at @nmehtaUR2022.

Throwing Gas & Banging Gas Cans

Bowie gas cans
If anyone ever asks me what it’s like to be an Orioles fan in 2021, I’ll tell them about the June 15, 2021 Bowie Baysox game, a 3-2 loss to the Akron Rubber Ducks. A one-run loss in a Double-A game seems pretty inconsequential. But this was no ordinary Double-A game – it was the first home start for Orioles’ vaunted pitching prospect and 2018 11th overall pick Grayson Rodriguez since he was promoted to this level. What began as a normal home debut turned into a gas can-banging affair, […]
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