What I noticed about Johnson is how much affection he continues to hold for Baltimore. You can understand it. In my story for Monday's paper, I said the O's were the team of Johnson's youth. So while he talked a bit about the current ballclub, he also spoke about breaking in with a team that featured Brooks Robinson and Boog Powell. "Then came the Palmers, the McNallys, the Cuellars, the Dobsons. Frank Robinson was the best hitter in the league – triple-crown winner his first year [with the Orioles in 1966]. He kind of set the tone and the tempo," Johnson told me.