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Bird's Eye View is an unofficial Orioles podcast from the perspective of two die-hard fans. Here, we experience the ups and downs of Orioles baseball, and do our fair share of praising and mocking our beloved team. Our position from the cheap seats helps provide that “Bird’s Eye View.” What we bring is perspective. We offer content that will entertain, (very) occasionally inform, and more often than not, validate a little homerism. When it comes to the Orioles, this is your official source for a lack of insight, and baseless opinion.

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Bird's Eye View is an unofficial Orioles podcast from the perspective of two die-hard fans. Here, we experience the ups and downs of Orioles baseball, and do our fair share of praising and mocking our beloved team. Our position from the cheap seats helps provide that “Bird’s Eye View.” What we bring is perspective. We offer content that will entertain, (very) occasionally inform, and more often than not, validate a little homerism. When it comes to the Orioles, this is your official source for a lack of insight, and baseless opinion.

    Episode 307: What the Actual Heck?

    Episode 307: What the Actual Heck?

    Leading Off







    Hi. We hope this episode finds you well – in good health and good spirits.







    We missed last week, as the return of at-home education rocked the English and Magness households. As our personal worlds were rocked, so too, were those of Orioles fans.







    But we’re back, and better than never. Things are not as rosy as they may have been two weeks ago, but that’s just what we were expecting this season, right?















    Drink of the Week















    Join us for the Drink of the Week, and let us know how you’re consoling yourself as you watch the O’s. Find us on Untappd







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    This Week on the Twitters















    Here’s what’s going on in the world of Orioles Baseball, in 280 characters, or fewer:









    Ryan Mountcastle at 1st base tonight #orioles— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) September 15, 2020











    Rio said I’ll take it from here pic.twitter.com/XaKMvKQLiC— Baltimore Orioles 😷 (@Orioles) September 15, 2020











    Best shortstop in Orioles history has his first HR in an Orioles uniform. pic.twitter.com/9Pfi3VyWsB— Barstool Are Dee Tee (@editti22) September 15, 2020











    Orioles have made several moves: Austin Hays is off the IL. Chris Davis goes back on it (left knee patellar tendinitis). Mason Williams clears waivers and been assigned to Bowie overflow. And Stevie Wilkerson has been released. He has been out since July with a fractured finger.— Dan Connolly (@danconnolly2016) September 14, 2020











    Orioles break out, score nine runs in third inning in 14-1 rout of Braves to end five-game skidhttps://t.co/DXWskPjz0q— The Baltimore Sun (@baltimoresun) September 15, 2020

















    Around the Bases















    FIRST BASE







    Orioles fans enjoyed the audacity of hope until the Birds went all Dark Ages in New York. The team had pulled itself within half a game of the playoff hunt, and then… the wheels came off.







    We talk about whether we were wrong to hope, and how bummed we should be.







    SECOND BASE







    What the ACTUAL HECK is going on with DJ Stewart? Look, we’ve said some pretty heinous things about him, and this might still just be a flash in the pan, but man… this is some fun baseball to watch.







    Also, what the ACTUAL HECK is going on with Cedric Mullins? Is this stretch of entertaining ball a sign that he has pulled his career out of the absolute rock bottom he experienced in 2019?







    Seriously, we love to see it, but what the heck?







    THIRD BASE







    The Orioles have a lot of young,

    • 54 min
    Episode 306: Trader O’s

    Episode 306: Trader O’s

    Leading Off







    Hi. We hope this episode finds you well – in good health and good spirits.







    After a way-too-eventful week on the field, the Orioles have a very eventful trade deadline. This week was certainly exciting. We talk about how that should make us feel.















    Drink of the Week















    Join us for the Drink of the Week, and let us know how you’re consoling yourself as you watch the O’s. Find us on Untappd







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    This Week on the Twitters















    Here’s what’s going on in the world of Orioles Baseball, in 280 characters, or fewer:









    We’ve seen an increase in ‘copypasta,’ an attempt by many accounts to copy, paste, and Tweet the same phrase. 🍝🔁When we see this behavior, we may limit the visibility of the Tweets. https://t.co/OCVudJPXPm— Twitter Comms (@TwitterComms) August 27, 2020











    What's up with all these extremely similar tweets from enraged former fans/season ticket holders? #Copypasta #ThursdayThoughtscc: @ZellaQuixote pic.twitter.com/0oHn3unxMu— Conspirador Norteño (@conspirator0) August 27, 2020











    That seals the deal. I am no longer an Orioles fan. I’ve been a fan since 1982 and a season ticket holder since 1996. I officially will not be renewing my plan next season nor will I watch on tv ever again. Elias is officially the worst gm in history.— Will Shiflett (@will61375) July 13, 2019

















    Ch ch ch ch changes















    In the preceding weeks, Jake has been predicting a quiet trade deadline, not just for the Orioles, but for baseball as a whole.







    Welp. He was lots of wrong.







    The Orioles unloaded the cupboard, and brought in a surprising haul of prospects and players to be named later. The Birds are clearly still in a talent acquisition mode, and… we’re OK with that.















    Around the Bases















    FIRST BASE







    After putting Jake to shame in the first segment, we turn the microscope on Scott, as we revisit the subject of whether Ryan Mountcastle – and specifically his power – is disappointing at the Major League level.







    SECOND BASE







    How do you solve a problem like Rio Ruiz? Is this a blip, a slump, or a regression to an inevitable mean?







    THIRD BASE







    Where are the Orioles going to get innings? After dealing Tommy Milone, and much of the value in the bullpen, how are they going to keep from tearing the arms off of the arms that are left?







    HOME PLATE







    Are they who we thought they were? The Orioles have “cooled” since their 12-8 start. Are they this bad? Will they ever be 12-8 good again?

    • 56 min
    Episode 305: Gift Basket

    Episode 305: Gift Basket

    Leading Off







    Hi. We hope this episode finds you well – in good health and good spirits.







    OK, this may be on us. After raving about how fun the Orioles were to watch the week before last, we didn’t always get that this past week.







    Meh, we’ll take it. It’s still baseball.















    Drink of the Week















    Join us for the Drink of the Week, and let us know how you’re consoling yourself as you watch the O’s. Find us on Untappd







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    This Week on the Twitters















    Here’s what’s going on in the world of Orioles Baseball, in 280 characters, or fewer:









    Orioles within the past couple weeks renewed their interest in Yasiel Puig. But it’s a mystery what’s going on with him now.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 15, 2020











    Ben McDonald having never owned a computer feels pretty on-brand— Big LG Twins fan (@NaturallyKatz) August 22, 2020











    Let’s be honest. We’re all crying. pic.twitter.com/r0MpMH2N6R— Baltimore Orioles 😷 (@Orioles) August 21, 2020











    The idea of trading Tanner Scott makes me boiling, cursing, spitting mad. When the team is back in contention, they will need backend arms like his. I don't want to hear another word about it.— Paul Valle III (@PaulValleIII) August 21, 2020











    Bringing 20 years of Big League managerial wisdom to your 📺#WelcomeToMLBNetwork, Buck Showalter! pic.twitter.com/3QsjlHsEie— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) August 25, 2020

















    Around The Bases















    FIRST BASE







    Farewell, Dwight Smith Jr. – we barely knew ye. And that which we did know was… kind of meh.







    SECOND BASE







    Welcome to the the Era of Mountcastle.







    THIRD BASE







    Is Givens still untouchable? Is he likely to be touched in this short season? Are we not doing phrasing?







    HOME PLATE







    Apparently, Gary Thorne and MASN were locked in a contract dispute. We miss our broadcast A Team, while heaping praises on our A- Team.























    BS CORNER







    Then Jake had some leftover stuff.















    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 #OsGoo...

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 304: Stantander

    Episode 304: Stantander

    Leading Off







    Hi. We hope this episode finds you well – in good health and good spirits.







    Don’t look now, but the Orioles are fun to watch. Even when the games don’t end in the Win Column, they’re worth watching, and worth enjoying. Listen to this episode while you pour yourself an Orange Kool Aid and throw on the orange colored glasses.















    Drink of the Week















    Join us for the Drink of the Week, and let us know how you’re consoling yourself as you watch the O’s. Find us on Untappd







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    This Week on the Twitters















    Here’s what’s going on in the world of Orioles Baseball, in 280 characters, or fewer:









    The Baseball HOF displays a game ball used in the Rangers 30-3 bludgeoning of the Orioles in 2007. A momento from a game full of terror for Orioles fans is celebrated and forever documented for all to see. Nobody cared about unwritten rules then, so why do they matter now?— Joe Papparotto (@JoePappa) August 18, 2020











    We recognize the historical significance of this anniversary in a long struggle for voting rights, and a struggle that continued for many years thereafter for women of color. Honor the legacy of those who came before us, and Voter Up. Register to vote: https://t.co/bolKQWoCmv pic.twitter.com/XxzDoX8dlL— Baltimore Orioles 😷 (@Orioles) August 18, 2020











    Are the Orioles good?— Scott Van Pelt (@notthefakeSVP) August 16, 2020











    Orioles within the past couple weeks renewed their interest in Yasiel Puig. But it’s a mystery what’s going on with him now.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 15, 2020











    BRYAN HOLADAY IS ON THE MOUNDTHIS IS NOT A DRILL pic.twitter.com/HaNIzlI3qz— Locked On Orioles (and LG Twins) (@LockedOnOrioles) August 15, 2020

















    When Will the Starting Pitching Start?















    There’s no secret that the Orioles’ starting pitching has been… underwhelming. Even so, the season has been a surprising success (thus far).







    John Means has been a bit of a disaster, Tommy Milone’s highlights may have been his beautiful children, and no one besides Alex Cobb can seem to pitch more than four innings at a time.







    WHY?







    Well, “they’re not very good” is a boring answer, so we dig a little deeper.















    When Will the Starting Pitching Start?















    This may go against our brand, but we’re not cynical and angry about anything this week. The Orioles have been fun to watch – even when they haven’t won. They’ve won more than they’ve lost, and… you know what ? We’ll take it.







    And so,

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 303: A Tale of Two Seasons

    Episode 303: A Tale of Two Seasons

    Leading Off







    Hi. We hope this episode finds you well – in good health and good spirits.







    The Orioles had a good week, and the world didn’t devolve into a dystopian horror show, so… we’ll take it!















    Drink of the Week















    Join us for the Drink of the Week, and let us know how you’re consoling yourself as you watch the O’s. Find us on Untappd







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    This Week on the Twitters















    Here’s what’s going on in the world of Orioles Baseball, in 280 characters, or fewer:









    “I regret charging him because he’s a loser.”Ramon Laureano on altercation with Astros hitting coach Alex Cintron via @JeffPassan pic.twitter.com/NbKnjCxAVX— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 10, 2020











    Entering tonight's game vs. the Orioles, Phillies starting pitchers rank No. 5 in the majors with a 3.20 ERA.Phillies relievers rank last in the majors with a 9.87 ERA.— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyNBCS) August 11, 2020











    If 2020 was a tarp… #Nationals #Orioles pic.twitter.com/OD0i4Xxq4D— Danny Favret (@Danny_Favret) August 9, 2020











    pic.twitter.com/EK4vHM4Ef4— British Baltimore Orioles Fans 🇬🇧 (@BritishOrioles) August 7, 2020











    THIS IS HAPPENING.WE REPEAT. THIS IS HAPPENING.https://t.co/vcizLoR70C— Baseball For All (@baseballfor_all) August 6, 2020

















    Around the Bases… Extended Edition















    We went Around the Bases, and then jut kept going. What of it? It’s 2020, nothing makes sense!







    FIRST BASE: Rosterbation







    * Keegan Akin callup* Jorge Lopez claimed off waivers* DJ Stewart sent to Bowie* Ramon Urias added to the Taxi Squad







    SECOND BASE: Miguel, ma belle







    Is Miguel Castro… better? Look, we have talked about this in the past, but the man is 6’7″ and can be electric when his mechanics are on – how nice would it be to see him figure it out in 2020?







    Also, we’ve seen him pitch 7.1 innings, so maybe we should calm down. But that wouldn’t really be out style, would it?







    THIRD BASE: These rules are already dumb.







    Why are we resuming games interrupted by rain, in 2020? This is a season in which we are willing to accept seven-inning “major league games.” Why would we bother to preserve the (relatively new) rule about picking up postponed games?

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 302: O’s Were the Days

    Episode 302: O’s Were the Days

    Leading Off







    Hi. We hope this episode finds you well – in good health and good spirits.







    The Orioles had a good week, and the world didn’t devolve into a dystopian horror show, so… we’ll take it!















    Drink of the Week















    Join us for the Drink of the Week, and let us know how you’re consoling yourself as you watch the O’s. Find us on Untappd







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    This Week on the Twitters















    Here’s what’s going on in the world of Orioles Baseball, in 280 characters, or fewer:









    Feel like there is a consensus the first look here is classic; second one more "beauty in the eye of the beholder." Amirite @Jim22Palmer? pic.twitter.com/PmUTrgGr1z— The 1970 Orioles: Daily Report (@1970Orioles) August 3, 2020











    If Dwight Smith Jr. can hit a LASER onto the flag court off of Gerrit Cole while wearing a mask, you can wear one to Walmart pic.twitter.com/JMGKwmrS8u— Connor Newcomb (@ConnorNewcomb_) July 30, 2020











    Some personal news: After 11+ years at NBC, @HardballTalk is officially no more and I'm out with it. I want to thank @NBCSports for a hell of a ride and HBT readers for riding along. My ride's not over, though. Updates soon, but you're not rid of my opinions just yet.— Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) August 3, 2020











    would we have a 5th inning stretch or is the end of the game the time to stretch? pic.twitter.com/PtO8Te07u8— connor 😷 (@connor_guercio) August 3, 2020











    MLB really fell off after opening day. In general, both leagues aren't getting the audience one might expect from a nation that's been deprived of entertainment for months https://t.co/GazeoR9SNB— Ethan Strauss (@SherwoodStrauss) August 2, 2020

















    I Have Something to Tell You















    The world is a bit “hostile” at the moment, so you might forgive us for burying our feelings. But Scott and Jake spend some time bearing their souls and sharing some things that perhaps should have been said long ago.







    Jake is ready to anoint a new Jamie Moyer and Scott is ready to celebrate every backyard baseball game played this year.







    Oh, were you expecting something insightful? Are you new here?















    O’s Were the Days















    It’s been too long since there’s been an obnoxious musical interlude on this program.







    So we fixed it.

    • 56 min

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