Let’s face it: the Orioles’ last week was just not good enough. Falling back to four games back in the Wild Card race, the Orioles are just hanging on, dropping series at a time when they need desperately to be picking them up.
And yet, the O’s are not out of it. A good week, a good stretch of games could propel this team into a playoff berth. But at some point, they have to something something, or get off the pot. Right? RIGHT?!
The Medical Wing
**Bonus points to Scott’s audible disgust with the “swan song” reference.
This Week on the Twitters
Next season with another team https://t.co/y6pOMtwEBV
— Matt Kremnitzer (@mattkremnitzer) August 20, 2017
— Tim Jones (@tinytimjones) August 20, 2017
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) August 21, 2017
— Beyond the Box Score (@BtBScore) August 21, 2017
Maybe the greatest catch ever made in the LLWS just now pic.twitter.com/2zZQQIrbTH
— Eric Hubbs (@BarstoolHubbs) August 20, 2017
There WILL be a meeting of the Boog Powells tomorrow at Camden Yards. That is pretty darn great.
— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) August 21, 2017
#Orioles first ESPN Sunday Night Baseball appearance since Sept. 13, 2015 vs. Kansas City
— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) August 21, 2017
Sunny Disposition – Game On
The Orioles Magic that took place in Friday night’s win over the Los Angeles Angels was something special. Not just special, it was fandom sustaining.
Jake gives a passionate plea for living in the moment, and provides Friday night as a clear example of what Orioles fans should be looking for. No matter what happens in 2017, moments like the 9th inning in Friday’s games can keep you going through the rough times.
It’s easy to be negative. Now, and possibly in a rocky future. Cynicism and snark may very well be the mark of Orioles fans moving forward. But for now, we want to hear from you, Birdland: what are your magic moments? What are the every day moments that keep you watching? What makes you leave the games on? We’re not talking about Cal Statue games or ALDS doubles. The quiet moments of Orioles Magic that feed your fandom.
Let us know by tweeting us the details @birdseyeviewbal, using #GameOn.
Total Eclipse of our Hearts
Scott, on the other hand, is feeling a little bit differently this week. Not sure which stage of grief this is, but it’s not pretty. Scott eloquently identifies what is going wrong, and whether the Orioles can correct before it’s too late. Spoiler alert: this is not a segment for the faint of heart. In fact, it’s a total eclipse thereof.
Nope, we’re not even sorry about that reference. You try to produce a podcast through this mess.
Look, hope is not lost. The Orioles are still very much in the AL Wild Card race, but it’s getting harder and harder to convince ourselves that the Oriole have a hope of making that a reality.
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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