Leading Off

Oh, what could have been. If the O’s had lost the Oakland and San Francisco series, this fan base would be in full melt down mode. Instead, we were treated to some serious Magic on Sunday, as the Orioles reminded us that this season is still very much alive.

Remember to listen to Bird’s Eye View on Google Play Music!

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

It’s Old Home Week at the Medical Wing, with a few old favorites:

  • Darren O’Day
  • Steve Pearce


This Week on the Twitters




So… we may have freaked out a little bit during Sunday’s game. Things looked really bleak, and we may have “acted out” on social media. So sue us, these things happen. In a 162-game season, the players have good days and bad days, and so, too, do we.

This got us to thinking… what are you freaking out about, Birdland? And just how freaked out are you? To track the results, we created the BIRDCON system – one that counts down from 5 (the best) to 1 (the most freaked out).

We talk through six “freak outs” and three “geek outs” for the season, rating each on the BIRDCON scale.

Be sure to share your BIRDCONs with us, tweeting your responses to @birdseyeviewbal with the hashtag #BIRDCON.


The 2016 Orioles Freak Out Spectrum







Fantasy Boss

Fantasy Boss

Last “week’s” category (8/11-8/14) was OBP. Jake picked Hyun Soo Kim (.400) and Scott picked Chris Davis (.375). Not terrible from “the Big Fella,” but Sunday sunk him, and by extension, Scott.

But wait! There’s more. Jake clicked on a Wild Card, having (somehow) selected Matt Wieters for a triple. That adds two points to his score, bringing us to a 9-6 contest, In favor of Jake.

This week’s category is the number of hits. Jake took Adam Jones and Scott selected Manny Machado.

The guys also made some adjustments to the Wild Cards in play:

Next Oriole multi-homer game

Scott: Davis

Jake: Machado


Next Oriole to hit a HR 450+ ft

Scott: Trumbo

Jake: Schoop


Next Oriole with an 8IP start

Scott: Bundy

Jake: Tillman


Next Oriole with 9+ Ks

Scott: Bundy

Jake: Gausman


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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