We promised that last week’s show would be the final episode for 2017 without real baseball to talk about. Ladies and gentlemen, the first game is in the books, and Orioles Baseball is back! One game does not a season make. It is impossible to draw too many conclusions from a single game. But hey…
The Medical Wing
- Darren O’Day (flu)
- Manny Machado (wrist raspberry)
This Week on the Twitters
Last night, Manny Machado recorded hit #700, becoming the 34th Oriole to do so.
— O's Stats & Facts (@BirdlandStats) April 4, 2017
Sometime this year, Mike Trout will likely collect his 1,000th career hit and 200th career homer. https://t.co/onW9CtFHWq He's 25.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) April 4, 2017
Key for Blue Jays this season: their fans not throwing bottles at opposing players
— Matt Kremnitzer (@mattkremnitzer) April 3, 2017
The Trop is playing "Money For Nothing.." by Dire Staits while intro'ing the Yankees. Excellent. #microwaveovens
— Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) April 2, 2017
Opening Day Recap
Opening Day 2017 has come and gone. The weather held out, the beer was cold, and the Orioles avenged themselves on the Blue Jays, flipping the script from the 11-inning game that ended their 2016 season. Put simply, all was right with the world.
We talk about our day, and the game itself.
If there’s one thing we, here at Bird’s Eye View are good at, it’s not predictions. Seriously, this is the podcast that told you in April 2012 that the team was going to lose 100 games that season. But as bad as we are at predictions, we’re worse at quitting. We give our predictions on the Orioles’ win/loss record, and provide a few bold predictions.
Scott has replaced our old Fantasy Boss segment with something he can hope to win. After having had his doors blown off in successive seasons, he unveiled Deep Cuts, a segment that pits Jake’s love of old, obscure music against Scott’s desire to talk stats.
The concept is simple. Scott presents a deep cut each week (usually something from the 60s to the 80s), and if Jake can’t name the artist and song, then Scott’s stat talk goes on as planned.
It’s a brutal game. C# Major vs. Barrels.
Who will own it?
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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