In the wake of Groundhog Day, we’re telling Puxatawny Phil to go pound sand – it’s time to start thinking warm thoughts. Now that the Not-So-Big-Game is over, baseball is closer than ever: the Orioles held FanFest on Saturday, and pitchers and catchers report in less than three weeks. The show starts, as usual with the Drink of the Week. Reminder: share your drink of the week with us on UnTappd – we can be found at jakee4025 and magn8606.
Then, it was on to This Week on the Twitters (TWotT):
- @BaltimoreOEM is master of the hot takes.
- @HardballTalk hears that Ubaldo Jimenez has bad mechanics.
- @roarfrom34 talks about the Superbowl bad guys.
- @danconnollysun helps define the word “settle.”
- @Britt_Ghiroli tweets the return of The Lanky Lefty.
- @adamberry brings us an update on WILSON (I’m sorry, Wilson!).
- @Padres are going to be absolutely beautiful in 2015.
- @EddieInTheYard notes that the Orioles have plans.
Orioles FanFest was this weekend, and by all accounts, was a rousing success. 16,000+ fans flooded the convention center to get caught up on their team, to pretend it’s not winter, and to listen to awkward backpedaling from an executive who may have had one foot over the Canadian border in the offseason. The guys discuss what the Orioles get right with FanFest (and there is a lot), and what can be improved.
Who’s Up First?
Who is going to bat first for this team? With Nick Markakis in Atlanta, the Orioles have to replace him in right field, and at the top of the lineup. Alejandro De Aza is the obvious choice, but there are others on the roster who might do in a pinch.
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.
Notes and Nags
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