Did the Orioles’ loss to the Angels end their playoff aspirations? Maybe that’s a little dramatic, but things don’t look so hot for the boys from Baltimore. It was another do-or-die series in which they died. The club takes their west coast trip to Seattle, where they hope to silence fans’ criticisms of not signing Nelson Cruz by notching a series win, and hoping that the rest of the AL East falls asleep at the wheel.
This Week on the Twitters (TWotT)
On my way to Seattle pic.twitter.com/hM2Ui5ztJz
— Not MASN Orioles (@MASNOriolez) August 7, 2015
— Dillon Atkinson (@DAtkinsonOU) August 10, 2015
A bird flew into the bullpen the other day so we threw some opened seeds to him for an hour. He came back today. Basically best friends now
— Steve Johnson (@SJohnson831) August 10, 2015
Regardless of the O's improvement during the past two seasons, Baltimore has been and will always be a football town.
— Mike Preston (@MikePrestonSun) August 9, 2015
There are still too many games to play against the Jays and Yanks to say the season is over. But time is running out.
— The Sunglass Guy (@OsSunglassGuy) August 10, 2015
Interview with Hugh Sisson, Founder of Heavy Seas
The boys get a guest appearance from Hugh Sisson, the Founder of Heavy Seas, to discuss the release of their newest beer, “Fielder’s Choice”. “Fielder’s Choice” is an American Premium Lager at 5% ABV.
Heavy Seas Beer and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation partnered to create “Fielders Choice,” a limited edition beer in honor of the 20th anniversary celebration of Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. breaking Lou Gerhig’s most consecutive games played (2,131) record. With each case sold, Heavy Seas will make a donation to the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, helping at-risk youth in local communities.
In addition to the “Fielder’s Choice” brew, fans are encouraged to celebrate the 20th anniversary by using the hashtag #BaltimoresBest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram along with a photo of themselves with their favorite Cal-related memorabilia, while responsibly enjoying their favorite Heavy Seas beverage. Entry remains open until September 30, at which time one Grand Prize winner will receive a Cal Ripken signed can on “Fielder’s Choice” beer. Also, Heavy Seas will award tour passes to the best photo each week leading up to the end of the contest.
Spinning The Roster Wheel
You thought the Orioles were done come the Trade Deadline? You must not know this team very well. The boys dissect the continuing roster moves and it’s impact on the Orioles down the stretch.
Fantasy Boss is our head-to-head fantasy segment where we pick one stat, and select a player. Feel free to play along, and tweet us your #FantasyBoss pick @birdseyeviewbal. Jake has tied up the season series 7-7-1 by picking Caleb Joseph to outperform Manny Machado with RISP
Scott’s Pick: Chris Davis
Jake’s Pick: Adam Jones
The gauntlet has been thrown. Who will own it?
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
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.
Love it? Hate it? Confused? Let us and other listeners know! As always, we appreciate the support.