Leading Off

Well… phooey. The Orioles are in the midst of a Dark Ages style swoon. It’s the kind of stretch where you look up and realize that the Orioles are 2-8 over their last ten games. It’s the kind of stretch where they lose games in every way imaginable. It’s the kind of stretch that makes you think “please let them be good next year.”

We can always hope for

Join us for The Drink of the Week and see who has been admitted to The Medical Wing.


The Medical Wing

This Week on the Twitters



Now What?

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The Orioles are in the midst of their first losing season since 2011. It’s a lost season. What’s the point? This end of this season has a different feel to it, in our frustration and hopelessness. 
Tuesday’s loss to the Red Sox their second 11-inning defeat in as many days was interesting, because after it was over, I didn’t feel so bad. We weren’t as pissed as we expected to be in a game in which an Orioles reliever literally threw the game away.


Feel Me Up

If there’s so little to analyze, all that remains is for us to feel our own feelings. We feel our way through:

  • J.J. Hardy – How do you say goodbye?
  • Austin Hays – How real is real?
  • Trey Mancini – We’re sorry we doubted you.
  • 2018 roster – Who can we not stand to see back?



Fantasy Boss

Scott won the DongFest, though his choice (Schoop) hit just a single homer, out dingering Jake’s pick (Jones). In addition, a Wild Card comes off the board, as Tim Beckham (picked by neither) hit a 450+ homer.

That brings the score to 6-5-2 in Jake’s favor. Things could get interesting this week, and Jake’s (weird) category is GB%.

Scott went with Richard Bleier

Jake selected Miguel Castro


The last remaining Wild Card is as follows:

  • Which player will have the next multi-home run game? Jake went with Manny Machado, and Scott took Jonathan Schoop.



Who will own it?


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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