Leading Off

Everything was going so well, and then, somehow, the Orioles found the Dark Ages Script. And like fools, they decided to put on a production of “Everything Is Awful, And Your Team Hates You.”¬†Seriously, can you remember the last game you enjoyed? OK – can you remember the last two successive games you enjoyed? No. We just watched until it hurt

These are the times that try fans’ souls.

The Medical Wing

The Medical Wing is at full capacity this week It’s absurd how many people are hurt, and how significant some of the injuries are.

  • Zach Britton – shut down 45-60 days with forearm discomfort
  • Gabriel Ynoa – hamstring, coming back soon for rehab start… will most likely be optioned to the minors to stay as a starter (or, you know, when one of the starters sucks)
  • Ryan Flaherty – strained right shoulder (PRP injection!)
    • We have a dark, dark theory…

This Week on the Twitters

What Just Happened?

We’re going to be honest here: the last week’s worth of games are all a blur. The starting pitching wasn’t enough, the bullpen blew it when it would hurt the most, and the offense knew just when to come up short. Man. These games were hard on the fans. Here was the recipe for Orioles Tragic:

  • Karma punished us for letting go of Matt Wieters.
  • The Ghost of ALCS 2014 haunted us again.
  • One-run losses set to regress the Orioles’ one-run record to the mean in most soul-crushing fashion

Perhaps the most representative game was this one

Truth or Truth / Alternative Facts 

Sometimes you must face Inconvenient Truths. Other times, you must ignore that which the masses accept as “fact,” and present your own, Alternative Facts. Whichever you choose, it helps for them to be ridiculous and Orioles related.

Ridiculous and Orioles related? That’s our game.

Deep Cuts

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

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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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