299 episodes

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 382: The Best Worst Case Scenario

    Episode 382: The Best Worst Case Scenario

    Leading Off







    Orioles current events robbed us of two podcasts. First, ownership news dropped the day we were supposed to record. Then, we had written a show about how the 2024 offseason was groundhog day, and nothing was ever going to change. Then the O’s signed Corbin Burnes, and we had to tear up 40 minutes of shtick.







    Well good thing nothing of note was announced today, 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 Socials























































    New Ownership







    We missed recording when the announcement of new ownership was, well… new. However, Jake was desperate to discuss the fanbase’s seemingly blind allegiance to some new rich guy that bought the thing our family has loved for generations.







    And Scott shut that negative talking down effectively with one reference to Disney’s Robin Hood. Oo-de-la-lee.























    The Best, Worst Case Scenario







    Fans of a certain age enjoyed a period of Orioles greatness that rivaled any other great sports dynasty. Fans of a different certain age “enjoyed” a period of Orioles ineptitude that led them to be a complete embarrassment. Those fans are used to dealing in terms of the worst case scenario.







    We take a look back at 2023 to see what best case and worst case scenarios played out, then look a head to 2024 to predict whether it is more likely for the best or worst case scenarios to take place.























    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.















    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, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or… wherever!







    You can email the show – contact at birdseyeviewbaltimore dot com





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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 381: Now That’s What BEV Calls Christmas

    Episode 381: Now That’s What BEV Calls Christmas

    Leading Off







    After the biggest thing on Orioles wish lists was delivered by a reluctant ownership group, we turn our attention to how best to celebrate the holidays. We do it the best way we know how – ridiculous shtick.















    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 Socials

































    Rule changes are coming to MLB in 2024 👀◻️ 18-second pitch clock with runners on base◻️ Wider runner’s lane between home and first base◻️ One fewer mound visitMore changes and details from @jaysonst 🔗— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) December 21, 2023

































    Checking It Twice







    We got an exclusive look at Santa’s List, and can tell you with confidence who was naughty, who was nice, and what gift they can expect to receive from “The Man with the Bat.” We run through the list, and provide our own commentary on Santa’s decisions.























    Now That’s What BEV Calls Christmas!







    If there’s one thing we hear from our listeners, it’s “please stop recording podcasts.” If there’s a second thing we often hear from our listeners, it’s “you don’t try to sell us enough stuff.” And they’re right. So, in the interest of giving the people what they want, we devote an entire segment to an infomercial to sell a CD set entitled Now That’s What BEV Calls Christmas.







    This collection provides the very best of Orioles-flavored holiday classics, and is sure to only make your dog a little mad.























    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.















    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, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or… wherever!







    You can email the show – contact at birdseyeviewbaltimore dot com

    • 50 min
    Episode 380: Bird’s Eye Review

    Episode 380: Bird’s Eye Review

    Leading Off







    We’re back! Before we move into off-season mode, we review the Orioles’ 2023 season, the painful offseason departure, and MLB awards season.















    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 closer Felix Bautista received 3 fifth place votes— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) November 15, 2023











    A 1914 Babe Ruth card, from Ruth’s days with the International League #Orioles, is being auctioned off.It could end up as the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever. https://t.co/XRsSIfNlss— Paul Mancano (@PaulMancano) November 16, 2023











    Big news: Major League Baseball's competition committee has proposed reducing the pitch clock with runners on base from 20 seconds to 18 seconds, sources tell ESPN. The new rule could be implemented in time for the 2024 season. Details free at ESPN: https://t.co/Hx3VknVPYw— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 15, 2023











    .@carmeloanthony and @cedmull30 in the 🏠🎟: https://t.co/U8SJjOKq2i pic.twitter.com/av57s61IvL— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) November 15, 2023

















    Around the Bases







    First Base: What was it all about?









    * The playoff format is jut fine (for now). The fact that it “didn’t work for us” is not a reason to support a change to the format.







    * We didn’t give the regular season enough credit – go buy that merch.







    * The loss sucked on o many levels.







    * But there are some silver linings in this dark cloud…









    Second Base: Awards Season







    The Orioles took home some serious hardware, and had some notable “honorable mentions” in major MLB awards.







    Third Base: Real Needs







    We’ll talk about specific players when (if?) the Hot Stove warms up, but we can at least identify where the Orioles’ leaky spots are. The team is stacked in so many ways, but it has real needs.







    Home Plate: A Wonderful 2023 did not paper over…







    A tremendous 2023 does not mean that everything is fine. The Orioles have yet to sign a lease (says the podcast that said that an MOU is “not nothing). Additionally, we have no reason to give ownership the benefit of the doubt that they are going to try to try.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 379: Only the Good Win 101 Games

    Episode 379: Only the Good Win 101 Games

    Leading Off







    The Orioles are AL East champions, and enter the playoffs as the #1 seed in the American League. Make no mistake: the Orioles are having a very, very good season, and this is incredibly 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









    * magn8606







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    This Week on the Twitters









    The Kansas City Royals (lost 106 games this year) had more fans at their final game (20,662)Than the Tampa Rays has for their playoff game yesterday (19,704) pic.twitter.com/HSHcgjwBsV— Baseball Doesn't Exist (@BaseballDoesnt) October 4, 2023











    We can't wait to see you, Birdland!Saturday's game will start at 1 p.m. pic.twitter.com/vP4X5EpnMC— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) October 4, 2023











    Respectfully, you could just fire up Spotify and listen to Piano Man from the comfort of your own home— Locked On Orioles (@LockedOnOrioles) October 4, 2023











    “We couldn’t think of a bigger or better way to show our appreciation and support for the O’s.”https://t.co/sPyvX1DyUp— The Baltimore Banner (@BaltimoreBanner) October 2, 2023











    Last night’s big Camden Yards announcement was for a non-binding “memorandum of understanding,” not a lease, the Orioles and state officials said Friday. “It’s unclear why the parties announced the 30-year deal publicly” ⁦@sunjeffbarker⁩ writes. https://t.co/mbhBj8LXiB— Nathan Ruiz (@NathanSRuiz) September 29, 2023

















    Around the Bases







    First Base: We won the freaking AL East!







    Scott correctly predicted the date that the Orioles would clinch the AL East, because holy-freaking-Rainman-Batman!







    Remember when we thought the Rays had run away with the AL East back in April? Spoiler Alert: they had not.







    Second Base: ALDS Roster







    Do we need Jorge Mateo? Do we need Ryan McKenna? Do we need Kyle Gibson?







    We don’t know, but we absolutely need some Tums.







    Third Base: Playoff matchups







    This did not happen the way we thought it would. No AL Wildcard series ended up going to three games. Beyond that, we take a look at what our feels tell us about the optimal World Series matchups that include the Baltimore Orioles.







    Home Plate: Prognostication







    Is anyone picking the O’s?







    Who are WE picking?















    Fantasy Boss







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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Episode 378: 99 Orange Balloons

    Episode 378: 99 Orange Balloons

    Leading Off







    The Orioles have 99 wins, and are on the verge of clinching the AL East. Please freak out accordingly.















    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









    Just like we all imagined at the beginning of the year, Aaron Hicks batting cleanup in a game where the Orioles can clinch the division and get their 99th win.— Barstool Are Dee Tee (@editti22) September 27, 2023











    It Could Have Been Worse https://t.co/g7KVTzY272— BalSportsReport (@BalSportsReport) September 19, 2023











    Orioles 2023 record by day of the week:Monday: 11-5Tuesday: 13-11Wednesday: 9-15Thursday: 13-3Friday: 15-8Saturday: 15-10Sunday: 19-6This means nothing I just felt like tweeting— Orioles Fan Ryan (@OriolesFanRyan) September 22, 2023











    He was beautiful to watch…..and even more beautiful to know. Proud and lucky to have known him. Grateful to have seen him play.The greatest at 3rd…….2nd to none….FIRST in our hearts. Love U Brooksie….— Joe Angel (@WaveItByeBye) September 26, 2023

















    Around the Bases







    The Feels







    Since Scott and Jake have been together, there have been a lot of good and terrible feels to go around. The guys start by discussing the emotional high points associated with the Adam Jones game, and the postseason clinch. Those tingles we thought might never return are back. And they’re back with a vengence.







    Then, of course, there were the other feels. There is not much of value that we can add to the ongoing honoring of Brooks Robinson – Orioles legend and wonderful human being. However, the fact that so many – young and old – who are absolutely devastated by the loss of this great man is a testament to his stature as a friend first, community hero second, and a baseball player a distant third.







    Second Base: Pinch Me







    There is so much going right for the Orioles right now. They are on pace to win over 100 games. They look very likely to win the AL East (and have the AL’s best record). They have the presumptive AL Rookie of the Year. They have young superstars. They have young complementary players. Don’t look now, but everything is coming up Orioles.







    Third Base: Authentic Fan Engagement at OPACY







    Jake thinks the sound board operators need to sit back and let the fans cook. Great crowds have returned to Camden Yards. Even without a sellout, you can count on an exuberant, engaged crowd watching their team run down an AL East divisional crown. There’s no need to manufacture fan response. Leave Seven Nation Army for a moment when our enthusiasm has flagged.







    Home Plate: The Nightmare Scenario







    Yes, things are going incredibly well.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 377: Tin Can Confessional

    Episode 377: Tin Can Confessional

    Leading Off







    Scott is on assignment, so Friend of the Program, Zach Wilt, sits in as a guest host. Jake seems to be recording from the bottom of a tin can, but the conversation was a blast, nonetheless.















    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







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    This Week on the Twitters









    On this date in 1998, Cal Ripken Jr. took himself out of the lineup, ending his streak at 2,632 consecutive games played. pic.twitter.com/Ik60z9ZFQo— PressBox (@PressBoxOnline) September 20, 2023











    h2O's pic.twitter.com/4YPo7Qi29a— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) September 20, 2023











    Heston Kjerstad’s exit velocity over his 1st 13 ABs: 104.5 104.7 98.3 107.6 94.6 96.3 96.4 101.2. Hits the ball hard.— Orioles Fan Therapy (@OsFanTherapy) September 20, 2023











    LOOK AT THE TOP OF THE AL WESTThis is the 1st time that 3 teams in the same division were all within half a game or fewer of first place with all having 10 games or fewer left to play, since divisions began (1969)h/t @EliasSports pic.twitter.com/b7PqtEk63R— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) September 20, 2023

















    Around the Bases







    First Base: State of the Pitching







    The starters have been going way to short, and the relievers have been going too long. We discuss each of the starters, and whether or not things are likely to get better (or… could it be worse?).







    Second Base: Weathering the Storm







    It might be more accurate to say that Orioles fans, rather than the team itself, have weathered the storm after a disappointing Cardinals series and frightening start to the Rays series. But after having survived that stretch of games, it’s possible that the fans will be a bit more “battle tested,” so they don’t destroy one another during the playoffs.







    Third Base: NL-style management







    Brandon Hyde had some late-game theatrics over the last week, with some inventive bullpen management including a series of double-switches. The manager’s National League roots (and access to Fredi Gonzalez) really came in handy. Hopefully pitching performances don’t necessitate NL-style management too much for the remainder of the season. But for now, it’s nice to know it’s a muscle he can flex.







    Home Plate: Soak it in. | Meh.







    The Orioles’ marketing team has had so few misses this season, but Jake is not a fan of the “Soak it in” campaign. Maybe it will grow on him, but this is no “We Won’t Stop.”















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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

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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.

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Can’t do it anymore.

Love the Orioles but this show is getting more and more mind numbing every year. Also don’t need the political talk in my sports. I’m out.

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