Leading Off

Oh, you know, just your average “my team finishes at 4 games up in the AL East and 15 games above .500” kind of week. I guess it will do. I’ll take it – how about you?

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The Drink of the Week has gone from drowning our sorrows to celebrating wins. If you’re “celebrating” along, tell us what you’re up to via Twitter (@birdseyeviewbal), or on Untapped (jakee4025 and magn8606).

This Medical Wing

What is it about Orioles’ relievers getting hurt while covering first base? Here’s a look at this week’s Medical Wing:

  • Darren O’Day
  • Caleb Joseph
  • Vance Worley
  • Brian Deunsing

This Week on the Twitters

Gotta Catch ‘Em All!


Scott had this great idea about devoting a segment to the Orioles’ catching position – Matt Wieters, the prospects, and the team’s approach moving forward. But then Andrew Stetka of Euataw Street Report went and put an awesome piece on masnsports.com on the same subject. Luckily, Andrew was kind enough to join us to talk about O’s catchers, and the team at large.

Are you following Andrew Stetka on Twitter @astetka? You should be. Are you reading his posts on MASN’s website on Mondays? You should be. Are you reading his regular Thursday Thoughts on eutawstreetreport.com?

YOU SHOULD BE! Get on it, Birdland. He’s one of the good guys.


After Dark

I would like to say that we’re proud of this segment, but we’re not really sure. West Coast baseball means many things: late nights, cranky Orioles fans, and our favorite social media hashtag:


To celebrate, we read some synopses of the kinds of films that might be called “Dongs After Dark.”


Um… sorry.

Fantasy Boss

Fantasy Boss

Jake may have “cheated” with this “Wild Card” business, but it worked for him. He scored two points this week, after having selected the batter who had the most hits (Jones over Scott’s pick, Chris Davis), but also scored on the “next Oriole to hit a Grand Slam.”

The score is now tied at 4-4, and Scott selected pitcher with the highest K count in the next week. Jake went with Gausman and Scott went with Tillman. Scott also got to choose a replacement Wild Card, and the full listing is as follows:

Next Oriole to hit a triple.

Scott: Schoop

Jake: Wieters (yes, really)


Next Oriole to hit a HR 450+ ft

Scott: Trumbo

Jake: Schoop


Next Oriole with an 8IP start

Scott: Gausman

Jake: Tillman


Next Oriole with 10+ Ks

Scott: Tillman

Jake: Wilson


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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