They’re baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack! If you thought that the O’s had hit rock bottom, I hope you’re enjoying your side of disappointment. The Orioles were rained out, then the opposition runs rained down on us.
Lean into the pain, it’s all we’ve got.
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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:
everyone thinks the Rays are blazing some new trail but the Orioles have been using one-inning starting pitchers for years
— Jeff Sullivan (@based_ball) May 21, 2018
Happy 81st BDay to the greatest… #5. When you find yourself in a quandary ask yourself “what would Brooks do?” He’s the Genuine Article. Lucky to call him my friend #simplythebest @masnOrioles @Orioles
— Jim Palmer (@Jim22Palmer) May 18, 2018
Please tell me #Orioles are aggressively working the phones trying to flip current assets for future pieces. Im not confident but I'm begging. Also hopeful that Britton gets healthy asap (For trade purposes). Trades don't need to be made tomorrow but… #proactivenotreactive
— Ken Weinman (@KenWeinmanSport) May 20, 2018
— Steve Phillips (@StevePhillipsGM) May 21, 2018
I legit just got sad when Manny Machado shouted out Brooks at the end of his interview postgame. #Orioles
— Andrew Stetka (@AStetka) May 19, 2018
One of the original staples in Bird’s Eye View shtick was the #BrianRobertsWatch. When that ended, we briefly flirted with the #NickMarkakisWatch. After that, we put the watch away.
But it is time.
This is like “hug watch,” but on a much grander scale. As interest in the Orioles on-field activities wanes (and wane it should), our attention will surely be focused on which team will pick up the talented rental, and how poorly they will fleece the Orioles.
Around the Bases
We may have gone around the saddest bases, but we had a really good time doing so.
The Change – what will the differences be in going from rooting for a good team to rooting for a bad team? How will the experience be different? Is there anything to look forward to?
Is Dylan Bundy Broken?
We’ve seen good starts. We’ve seen bad starts. We’ve seen a lot of home runs. What is going on with Dylan Bundy, and can we hope for an improvement.
Nobody puts baby in a corner. What is the deal with the Caleb Joseph demotion? Does this make any sense, or is this re-arranging the deck chairs on the SS Minnow.
How bad can it get for Chris Davis? When do the Orioles admit that they should cut bait… or should they?
Also, consider this: Chris Davis may write himself into the history books. Wouldn’t that be fun?
Another razor-thin victory, as the Orioles make it difficult to expect there will be baseball events to count for Fantasy Boss. This week, we picked DONGS. Scott won with a dominating ONE dong by Jonathan Schoop, against Trey Mancini’s zero.
This draws us into the saddest tie, at 4-4.
Jake may be somewhat affected by all this losing, because he’s gone to another “creative” Fantasy Boss contest. This week, Jake recommended that each of the guys create a dumb “Either/Or” category, and then select an outcome. Whoever guesses correctly (on his own category) will win. A tie will result in both clicking, or neither.
Scott’s offering: Will there be more Orioles runs in the Rays series, or Chris Davis strikeouts over the course of the entire week?
Scott went with strikeouts.
Jake’s offering: Will there be more Orioles hits or MLB stolen bases over the next week?
Jake went with MLB stolen bases.
Who will own it?
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Who had a great week? Who had a tough week? Who made us ashamed to be Orioles fans? Find out in this week’s GB&U. The guys run through their Good, Bad, and Ugly for the week.
Tweet us your selections @birdseyeviewbal with #OsGood, #OsBad, and #OsUgly.
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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