Baltimore's pitcher returned to St. Paul's Friday to speak to students.
It was the “little things” that Baltimore Orioles pitcher Steve Johnson said he remembers most fondly about his time in high school. Before donning the orange and black, Johnson was a blue and gold Crusader at St. Paul’s School where he visited Friday to speak with students. He shared stories about his experience in the minor leagues and coach Buck Showalter’s ability to switch from scary to funny like a light switch, among other things. “I like being able to come back and be somebody that they want to listen to. I’m one of them,” Johnson said. He preached to a chapel full of young men to enjoy their time being part of a team in high school. “I had a great time here. I loved playing here,” he said. Steve Johnson isn't the only major …
The Casey Cares Foundation hosted the event at Extra Innings baseball facility in Parkville.
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- Nayana Davis
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Four Baltimore Orioles players teamed up to give a group of critically ill children a home run of a day. Rosedale's Extra Innings baseball facility donated space on Wednesday to allow The Casey Cares Foundation, a non-profit servicing seriously sick children and their families, to host an event where the players taught kids to play baseball. Orioles infielder Ryan Flaherty, pitcher (and Kingsville native) Steve Johnson, pitcher Brian Matusz and utility player Steve Tolleson participated in the event. "I'm not sure who has the bigger smiles—the kids or their parents," said Casey Baynes, founder and executive director for the foundation. "The Orioles have been really great." Havre de Grace resident Wendy Little attended the event with her 11…