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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.

Bird's Eye View - Baltimore Orioles Unofficial Fan Podcast Bird's Eye View

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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 354: Lowered Expectations

    Episode 354: Lowered Expectations

    Leading Off







    Scott and Jake are finally healthy at the same time. COVID, the flu, and general Orioles-related sadness have conspired to keep us apart.







    We got together to participate in the Orioles Trivia / Family Feud, put together by friend of the program Ryan Blake. Of the four first-round competitions, there was only one that was not a nail-biter. See if you can guess who was involved in the blowout…







    So with the “talent” assembled, and the mics hot, we got together for an ad-hoc reaction episode, to record our feels about the offseason so far. It’s a no-frills affair. Enjoy our lack of frills.























    Everything Is Boring and Terrible







    Other teams are getting better and the Orioles are getting Adam Frazier.







    That’s about how it’s going. We talk about what we expected when we heard “liftoff,” and how unlike the current situation is from any of those expectations. We’ve set our expectations, lowered them, and lowered them again.







    At this point, our expectations have moved to Nashville.















    Your Turn







    Love it? Hate it? Confused? Let us, and other listeners, know! As always, we appreciate the support.







    Please leave a rating and review for our show, wherever you get your podcasts, whether it be Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, or… wherever!







    You can email the show – contact at birdseyeviewbaltimore dot com





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    • 34 min
    Episode 353: Liftoff

    Episode 353: Liftoff

    Leading Off







    It’s over. But though the Orioles season has gone gently into that good night, we won’t stop appreciating the excellent – and unexpected – baseball we were so privileged to watch.















    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









    Orioles fans…Thank you for hopping on this extraordinary ride with us at MASN this season. Your joy, passion, enthusiasm and kindness helped make it the most unforgettable season of my broadcasting life. Can’t wait for what’s next.As a thank you, here’s Shep in a floppy hat. pic.twitter.com/bFEHvvcm4O— Kevin Brown (@kevinnbrown) October 7, 2022











    Our sincere thanks to the @orioles for sending a wonderful care package for my daughter that included a baseball signed and personalized by Felix Bautista. She is delighted. Thanks also to Orioles Twitter for spreading the word about her Felix story. Love ya, #Birdland https://t.co/d2dDrBE9gB pic.twitter.com/yLJoRDyBmI— Matt Taylor (@roarfrom34) October 7, 2022











    Jorge Mateo and Cedric Mullins are the first pair of teammates to finish first and second in their league in stolen bases since 1992 and the first in the American League since 1971. It's never happened in #orioles history.— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) October 5, 2022











    Heston Kjerstad DEEP into the Arizona night!The No. 9 @Orioles prospect sends one an estimated 424 feet away in the @MLBazFallLeague. pic.twitter.com/4Ekre5MmTR— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) October 4, 2022











    Hi, we miss you.— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) October 9, 2022

























    Around the Bases







    We go Around the Bases to review this week in Orioles Baseball:







    First Base: Let the emotions flow







    Now that the season is over, we talk about how it makes us feel. We sift through how we feel about the status of the rebuild, and pick out a few favorite memories from an unexpectedly fun 2022 season.







    Second Base: Awards Season







    Let’s not be coy: Should Brandon Hyde be the AL Manager of the Year? Does Adley Rutschman have legit AL Rookie of the Year credentials?

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode 352: The Wonderful Thing About Tigers

    Episode 352: The Wonderful Thing About Tigers

    Leading Off







    There is so little season left, but this team is going to make us pay attention, right to the end. The 2022 Orioles are fun. Really fun.















    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









    Kicking off Fan Appreciation Weekend with a salute to the best fans in baseball 🧡 pic.twitter.com/h5MZ3ijxsc— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) September 23, 2022











    7 more punchouts for @G_Rodriguez16 last night!Grayson is up to 103 strikeouts in just 70.2 innings this season 👀 pic.twitter.com/6OcJnkEiBU— Orioles Player Development (@OsPlayerDev) September 22, 2022











    I have decided that I am comfortable with the Orioles missing the playoffs because that means the Rougned Odor era will end sooner— Orioles Fan Problems (@OriolesFanProbz) September 17, 2022

























    Around the Bases







    We go Around the Bases to review this week in Orioles Baseball:







    First Base: Is there something in the water?







    Orioles starting pitching has been incredible this week. If you thought Jordan Lyles was impressive, then you should have seen Kyle Bradish. Not impressed by Kyle Bradish? You should have seen Dean Kremer. Starting pitching was exciting this week.







    Second Base: What is it about Detroit?







    Why do the 2022 Tigers have the 2022 Orioles’ number? s there something about this particular team that explains why they dominate the O’s, or is this a bit of weird small sample size business?







    Third Base: Say Something Nice







    We’ve said the season is (competitively) over. We’ve said a lot of things. But we don’t want to be confused for being negative. So we go out of our way to say some nice things about the Orioles:







    * Jorge Mateo is truly special* Gunnar Henderson has been better than advertized* Adley Rutschman doesn’t even look like a rookie* Pitching we weren’t planning on has been fantastic* Rookies (Stowers and Vavra) have made an impact, recently







    Home Plate: Does Fort McHenry still overlook Baltimore Harbor?







    The Angelos family has reportedly hired Goldman Saks to help assess the market for a potential sale of the franchise.







    Do we… think this will happen? Is this bad? Does a sale necessarily mean a relocation? Can you find Nashville on a map?































    Experiences at the Yard







    Scott and Jake went to separate games at OPACY this week,

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 351: Mortal Traits

    Episode 351: Mortal Traits

    Leading Off







    The Orioles continue to hang on to Wild Card relevancy, as the season enters its final stretch. Welcome to Nervous Bird’s Eye View.















    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









    Solid night for the Orioles, of course, but also the Nationals' grounds crew because they didn't have to use a tarp— Matt Kremnitzer (@mattkremnitzer) September 14, 2022



















    As the Orioles approach a record turnaround, Brandon Hyde’s players believe it makes him the obvious choice for American League Manager of the Year.“There isn’t anybody that’s more deserving for that award than Hyder.” https://t.co/EnvuQ1PlZj— Nathan Ruiz (@NathanSRuiz) September 15, 2022











    MLB 2023 rule changes expected to be voted in Friday: pitch clock, shift restriction, larger bases. Story with @EvanDrellich: https://t.co/CYVzNNVzm9— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 8, 2022

























    Around the Bases







    We go Around the Bases to review this week in Orioles Baseball:







    First Base: Wild Card Watch







    We provide an update on the Orioles’ Wild Card prospects… with a bit of editorialization.







    Second Base: 5th Starter







    Austin Voth made an appearance in the bullpen this week, which makes us wonder if the rotation is in flux, when it comes to the fifth starter. The O’s have their best three (Lyles, Bradish, Kremer) lined up for the Toronto series. But… do they have any other options for the fifth starter? And might that person own a gas can?







    Third Base: Mortal Traits







    Adley Rutschman is human, after all. Just ask left-handed pitchers. We talk about whether this is something to lose sleep over, or whether this will round out in the end.







    We expand the conversation to cover Cedric Mullins, and his recent struggles against left handed pitching. After switching away from being a switch hitter, and regressing from an all-world career year, what is going on with him and lefties? And will it ever get better?







    Home Plate: O’s Media Notes







    Last week, Jake whined about the ALL NEW MASN APP. But have you heard us whine about the radio? What about AppleTV?







    The media landscape is changing. Who will adapt better: the Orioles, or their fans?































    Are You Ready for Some Football (Talk)?







    The Baltimore Ravens had our full attention this week,

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 350: Eh OK

    Episode 350: Eh OK

    Leading Off







    We get together on an off-day after one of the more disappointing series in recent Orioles history. But, hey: at least you get both BEV hosts in this one?















    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

















    TREY THA TRUTH KNOWS!😤 pic.twitter.com/XtDDtqiU0J— Full Seam Ahead (@FullSeamAhead) September 4, 2022











    Jorge Mateo holding back 500 pounds of MLB All-Star, EASY. Get this guy on the Ravens line. pic.twitter.com/4rBrYWTBah— Céspedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) September 7, 2022











    The Orioles announce that Saturday, Sept. 24 will be "Thanks Brooks Day," where the club will recognize Brooks Robinson on the 45th anniversary of his retirement with a pregame ceremony.First 15,000 in attendance 15+ will receive a print of this Norman Rockwell painting: pic.twitter.com/4SxCIuqZv4— Zachary Silver (@zachsilver) September 7, 2022











    Shohei in a Ravens jersey just broke my heart pic.twitter.com/GHfsvlXXTx— Angels TopPlays (@PlaysAngels) September 8, 2022

























    Is it Over?







    Let’s not beat around the bush: the Orioles had the opportunity to leapfrog the Toronto Blue Jays in the AL Wild Card race. Instead, they ended the series 4.5 games out.







    So, when it comes to playoff chances… is it over for the Baltimore Orioles?































    Around the Bases







    We go Around the Bases to review this week in Orioles Baseball:







    First Base: What would it take?







    The Orioles and the Jays had a pretend push-fight this week. And then Jays fans got a little spicy on the internet. But what would it take for Baltimore/Toronto to turn into a real rivalry? It takes good teams and a heightened emotions – but is that enough?







    Second Base: Minor Labor Battles







    The MLBPA is going to represent Minor League baseball players. Whereas this is a decidedly Good Thing (TM), there will be a cost. And if big businesses (like the $10B behemoth that is MLB) know one thing, it’s how to pass additional costs onto their consumers.







    So what is it going to cost fans like you and me to get minor league baseball players treated like people?







    Third Base: The Shell Game







    The Orioles are making moves. 26 roster moves since September 1, at the very least.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Episode 349: Beers in The Hague

    Episode 349: Beers in The Hague

    Leading Off







    Don’t look now, but the Orioles are tantalizingly close to playing meaningful games in September! Scott is out of town this week, and so Jake is joined by Alan Smith of the Baltimorons podcast for a jaunt through the week that was in Orioles 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







    * magn8606* jakee4025















    This Week on the Twitters

















    Who knew Orioles twitter would be more miserable when the team is winning than it was when the team was losing. Weird #Birdland— Birdland Rebuilders (@BirdlandU) August 24, 2022











    From Félix:https://t.co/XeMHYWCaR5 pic.twitter.com/CqrV7B32Vg— Zachary Silver (@zachsilver) August 24, 2022











    While mic’d up at the #LittleLeagueClassic, Cedric Mullins said he is #ALLIN for Team USA at the #WorldBaseballClassic. pic.twitter.com/UZqCn1XMep— MLB (@MLB) August 22, 2022











    Bold prediction for tonight's game: fans will get mad at Brandon Hyde— Matt Kremnitzer (@mattkremnitzer) August 25, 2022

























    Around the Bases







    We go Around the Bases to review this week in Orioles Baseball:







    First Base: The 2023 Schedule







    Jake may have done some emoting on the internet, and offers a mostly half-hearted mea culpa. Also the schedule has some other unique quirks in store for us, next season.







    Second Base: The Little League Classic







    There is no better expression of the love of the game, than that of a child. Unless you count Adley Rutschman, sliding down a hill with those kids. In which case, THAT is the most perfect expression of the love of the game.







    The Orioles played their first prime time game in five years, and somehow avoided messing the bed on a national stage.







    Third Base: Why Not? vs. Never Say Die







    Many fans have likened this year’s team to the 2012 Buckle Up Birds, however, the true comparison is really the 1989 squad. We’re not sure if we’re more uncomfortable with the fact that the Why Not? Orioles failed to make the playoffs, or that the connective tissue appears to be Dave Johnson.







    Home Plate: Felix Bautista







    Good? Great? Infallible? What do we make of The Mountain? How long can his dominance last? We don’t know,

    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
113 Ratings

113 Ratings

AJ Whittenberger ,

Love the show

Hey guys, love the podcast. I’m a die hard orioles fan that can’t get enough of baseball talk, and this is one of my top picks.

TrueOpinionated ,

Meh

I used to enjoy this show... but the stats-backed negativity and lack of imagination has gotten old. Doesn’t take much to look at the bright side and talk about the positive side of things. Sadly, tuning out.

mulwaetweep ,

One of my favorite podcasts, without a doubt

Have been listening for several years and never miss an episode. I moved out of the MASN coverage area ~10 years ago and only recently returned, so podcasts gave me the Orioles content I missed desperately but that no one else in the area cared about. Even my husband, who unfortunately was born in Boston and loves the Red Sox, enjoys listening to Bird’s Eye View - I feel like that’s probably the best recommendation I can give. Scott and Jake are funny, provide great commentary, and have good chemistry - although if Scott (I think it’s Scott?) could pull back on saying “as it were” and “in essence” four times per sentence, that would really, in essence, be amazing. It’s okay though, I love the podcast regardless and plan to listen to every episode until the end of time or until Bird’s Eye View stops broadcasting. Whichever comes first.

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