It’s been more than a week since the Orioles won a game, and the Yankees were in town to celebrate their dominance on Sunday Night Baseball. Ain’t baseball great?
Nope. We’ve got nothing. Enjoy the games, they’ll be over soon.
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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:
Yankees 7, O’s 5 final in 10 inn.
Buck Showalter now has losing record in his 9 seasons with O’s (659-660). He was 53 games over .500 coming into this season.
— Mark Viviano (@MarkWJZ) August 25, 2018
35 years ago today, #OTD in 1983, @Orioles left-hander Tippy Martinez set an @MLB record that may never be broken: picking off three baserunners in a single inning. Read the wild story at @SABRGames: https://t.co/A9WVkDmbGS #SABR pic.twitter.com/zsd4mnLAai
— SABR (@sabr) August 24, 2018
11 years ago today, the Texas Rangers scored 30 runs against the Baltimore Orioles 😳pic.twitter.com/23Flbk6S8D
— Baseball King™ (@BasebaIlKing) August 22, 2018
I’ll eat a dozen orange crayons if Chris Davis’ strikeout total is higher than his batting average at the end of the season. https://t.co/IoOFAHgaCJ
— Ryan (@ryguyblake) April 18, 2018
— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) August 27, 2018
🚨 The @Orioles' 2019 schedule has been announced! 🚨
— Orioles on MASN (@masnOrioles) August 22, 2018
I did not know we had someone in the system named Jack Zoellner, if I’m being honest
— The Good Phight (@TheGoodPhight) August 27, 2018
Buck Showalter often notes that the baseball season is actually comprised of four separate seasons: Spring Training, the Regular Season, September Baseball, and the Playoffs. September, with expanded rosters, is significantly different than the rest of the season. Of course, it won’t be significantly different for the Orioles, who are going to lose games at an alarming pace.
We discussed the expanded rosters in three tiers:
Tier I: Guys we want to see.
Tier II: Guys we could go either way about.
Tier III: Guys we simply don’t care about.
There are some notable players we’re excited about. There are some not-so-notable players who we are forcing ourselves to care about. Don’t be surprised if we assign them all personalities, just to ensure that there will be something to entertain us in September.
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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