OK, to be fair, the Pirates mini-series was fun. Orioles Magic, defeating an old foe, taking down a football city rival. Good times were had by all. Unfortunately, there was the rest of the week. Losing the Nationals, working to increasingly embarrass themselves as the Yankees series progressed… this is not the look of a team that is rebounding after a rough May.
Please don’t be who we think you are.
The Medical Wing
This Week on the Twitters
Chris Tillman before and after shoulder trouble… External rotation change alludes to one [of multiple] mechanical concerns. pic.twitter.com/C8wxh43OsK
— Avi Miller (@AviMiIIer) June 10, 2017
Daughter: dad nobody calls it that. Wife: we don't want text messages about dongs! @BirdsEyeViewBal
— Tom Jones (@steelbaru) June 10, 2017
So maybe Alec Asher, a non-prospect the Orioles acquired in exchange for cash, is not the answer to our rotation problems.
— Orioles Fan Problems (@OriolesFanProbz) June 8, 2017
An AARP-sponsored "Getting to know you" segment just focused on J.J. Hardy, which seems a little mean, honestly.
— Camden Chat (@CamdenChat) June 7, 2017
So, my future father-in-law is a huge Pittsburgh fan. Thought I'd earn some brownie points by getting him tickets to the game tonight… pic.twitter.com/hRInBUK1Zm
— Ryan Wagner (@rwags614) June 8, 2017
Tell Me How I Feel
Two weeks ago, Jake and Charlie shared some bleach over the team’s “successes.” Last week, Scott brought some calm to a combustible situation. This week, after the Orioles got told to “stop whining” by the Nationals, and outscored 38-8 in the Bronx… we’re really not sure how to feel. Are things as bad as they feel? Do we feel as bad as we should?
We discuss how Orioles fans define “success” when it comes to the 2017 season, and whether the Orioles can succeed against that definition.
Darkest Lineup Cards
IT’S A FIRE!!!
The guys take a turn into the dark future, and imagine a world in which the Orioles pack it in and start a rebuild. What would the lineup look like? Scott takes a look at a mid-season sell-off, and Jake looks ahead to the start of a listless 2018 season.
Put together your best worst team (your worst best team?) and let us know what it looks like, using #ohnOs.
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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