Leading Off

 

After a week off, the BEV guys are back in action for Episode 130. Many thanks to the Orioles Spastics, for standing in for us last week, and providing a show that was, in our wives’ words “better than anything you guys put out.”

The Orioles’ picture is not so rosy. July has not been kind to the Birds, who limp into the All Star break at .500.

The guys begin with the Drink of the Week, asking for some good beer recommendations, as Scott is in a rut and Jake has terrible taste.

 

A Little Housekeeping

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  • Thanks to the Orioles Spastics for taking such good care of the show last week. Check out the guys on Twitter @OriolesSpastics.
  • Join us for the second annual Birdland Bash on August 2, 2015. This is a FREE softball game open to adults of all skill levels. We are terrible, and would like to show you just how bad softball can be played. We’re headed to the game afterward (and… perhaps a local establishment). Don’t miss it – Jake will probably cry at some point.
  • Watch out on Thursday July 16, 2015 for the BEVy Awards podcast. This is our mid-season awards show where we poke fun at the team we love, and get a little help from our friends.

 

This Week on the Twitters (TWotT)

 

 

 

 

What the Heck Happened?

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When we left for vacation, the Orioles were in great shape. Clearly, after having tanked the O’s with a foreign trip in 2005, and now this, Jake has to burn his passport.

Things may not be as dire as the last couple weeks have made them seem. Scott plays the unusual role of Polly Positive, and gives well-reasoned arguments for why Orioles fans should step off the ledge.

 

Fantasy Boss

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Fantasy Boss is our head-to-head fantasy segment where we pick one stat, and select a player. Scott is the reigning Fantasy Boss champion, so he got the first selection. Feel free to play along, and tweet us your #FantasyBoss pick @birdseyeviewbal.

Scott came storming back this week, picking the team’s top RE24 performer (Manny Machado), while Jake picked the team’s worst (Jimmy Paredes). The contest stands now at 6-5-1, as the guys look ahead to a very short week. Because of the small sample size, Scott selects  H (number of hits), with a tie breaker of XBH (extra base hits).

Jake’s Pick: Jonathan Schoop

Scott’s Pick: Adam Jones

The gauntlet has been thrown. Who will own it?

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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Who had a great week? Who had a tough week? Who made us ashamed to be Orioles fans? Find out in this week’s GB&U. The guys run through their Good, Bad, and Ugly for the week.

Tweet us your selections @birdseyeviewbal with #OsGood, #OsBad, and #OsUgly.

Blowing the Save

Most podcasts try to end on a high note – the perfect coda to a quality program. That’s just not our style. Each week, we’ll end on a weak note, blowing the save with an item that didn’t quite fit into the episode, or something they simply need to get off their chests. It’s our version of taking the ball and pulling a Kevin Gregg.

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