See, Orioles? We just wanted to love you. After an abysmal start, the Orioles put on a show in New York. If you’re anything like us, you expected the worst. And yet, we were rewarded with hope. Sometimes baseball is the worst. But this this weekend, it was the best.
This leads us to ask, WERE YOU THERE for the Orioles winning streak?
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This Week on the Twitters
Here is what is happening in the world of Orioles Baseball, in 280 characters, or fewer:
Alex Cobb will start Saturday in Boston for the #Orioles
— Jon Meoli (@JonMeoli) April 9, 2018
Imagine Bundy, Harvey, and Givens combine for a win tonight. What a night it would be for #orioles pitcher development team
— The Win Column (@WinColumnMD) April 9, 2018
— Sun Breaking News (@BaltSunBrk) April 9, 2018
— Andrew Stetka (@AStetka) April 8, 2018
RHP Alex Cobb today in extended Spring Training action against the Twins in Sarasota: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 8 K, 1 HR, 93 pitches.
— Brittany Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli) April 9, 2018
— Kevin Cross (@KevinACross) April 8, 2018
All rise … You may be seated. pic.twitter.com/H5BSAN4o8R
— Orioles on MASN (@masnOrioles) April 7, 2018
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
You may have noticed that real, live baseball passed last week, and we failed to revisit one of our favorite segments, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. We figured it was an exercise in small sample size, but… well… we’ve gotten a little bit of grief for it.
So, this is our mea culpa. We go through an extended version, but next week, we’ll return to the familiar format. In the meantime, feel free to remind us what we missed by tweeting us @birdseyeviewbal.
We have occasionally been accused of being negative. Both here on the podcast (and especially) on Twitter. But here’s the weird thing. We are not negative people, at heart.
To prove it, we are going to interject a little positivity into the podcast. And after a 3-1 series in New York, there are lots of reasons to feel positive about the team.
Scott jumps ahead to an early 2-0 lead. In the category of AVG-BABIP, the K% is heavily weighted. Therefore, Scott’s pick of Jonathan Schoop was clearly better than Jake’s pick of Trey Mancini.
Jake picked a statistic that does not require a slide rule. This week, we’re looking at Ks. Just a straight count.
Scott chose Darren O’Day.
Jake went with Andrew Cashner.
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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