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.

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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 391: Camden Stakes

    Episode 391: Camden Stakes

    Leading Off







    On the day of the running of the 149th Preakness Stakes, we talk Orioles Baseball, and all its splendors.















    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

























    An 18-time All-Star, 16-time Gold Glove Award winner and two-time World Series champion, Brooks Robinson remains the defensive standard to which third basemen are held.The @Orioles legend was born #OTD in 1937. pic.twitter.com/po4AlqvsfJ— National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum ⚾ (@baseballhall) May 18, 2024











    The rumors are true: I will be joining Here's To The Night to perform a pop-punk classic at approximately 3:20 in Legends Park.Will this be a Florence Foster Jenkins-esque disaster? The end of my career? Or the beginning of a new one?Let's find out together. pic.twitter.com/QQ9QQ0OqZR— Kevin Brown (@kevinnbrown) May 18, 2024

















    Around the Bases















    First Base: Roster Crunch







    We have come accustomed to not having enough talent in the organization. We’ve also become accustomed to talent in the organization being too far away to have a meaningful impact on our hopes and dreams. But now the organization has talent up and down. And difficult decisions are being made. We as fans need to enjoy the guys while they’re here, and understand that the fringe guys might not be here indefinitely – they’re not here on scholarship, anymore.







    Second Base: The Next, Next Chapter







    The Orioles finally released another episode of The Next Chapter, so Jake can find something else to whine about.







    Third Base: Adley Rutchman is good at baseball







    Let’s just say that, here at Bird’s Eye View, we have fallen Truly. Adley. Deeply.







    Home Plate: Predictions







    In 2023, we predicted that the division was out of reach because the Rays were running away with it. Here in 2024, it looks like the AL East is a two-horse race between the Orioles and Yankees. So… is it too early to predict “who will own it?”















    Status of the Pitching















    The Orioles’ pitching staff, despite giving up 9 runs to the Diamondbacks on Sunday, have averaged about 2.86 runs per game in May. On a team with serious star power on the offensive side of the ball, the pitching staff is more than holding up its end of the bargain. 

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 390: Win, Lose, or Widow

    Episode 390: Win, Lose, or Widow

    Leading Off







    The Baseball Widows make their annual BEV appearance, and we enjoy a sick day of watching game shows.















    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

































    drip king pic.twitter.com/JLt8e2CcKe— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) May 11, 2024











    @jbenowitz1831 @zachbollinger18 @editti22 Uncle Rubie gave the entire bird bath Signed cards, a CC Hat, and a $20 Gift Card pic.twitter.com/nVw5ktP3mP— Corey Knoedler (@realcoreykno) May 11, 2024

















    Win, Lose, or Widow















    The Baseball Widows make us feel bad for not knowing the things that we ought to know. Additionally, the Magness and English families go head-to-head to see who knows one another better.







    Also, Henry could not be more disinterested, and we are so here for it.















    Around the Bases















    We go around the bases to discuss:







    First Base: What to do about Kimbrel







    Our feelings on the subject may surprise you. They may surprise us, too!







    Second Base: The Bench







    We talk Ryan McKenna, Jorge Mateo, and Heston Kjerstad. Isn’t it great that we’re arguing over the last couple of roster spots on a winning team?







    Third Base: Wednesday’s Game was not fun







    The Orioles beat the Nationals, and yet things were awful.







    Home Plate: Who is 6’5″ ?







    But why?















    Fantasy Boss















    Scott is up 3-2 because Jake was stupid enough to suggest betting on the weather. We have to get serious, so we move on to DONGS!















    Who will own it?























    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.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 389: X of Y

    Episode 389: X of Y

    Leading Off







    After a big series win over the Yankees, the Orioles look forward to a somewhat easier month of May. And we here at Bird’s Eye View get super, super petty.















    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

















    🚨ANNOUNCEMENT🚨Join us 5/14 in ‘The Pasture’ as we celebrate #Birdland and @CowserColton!Bring your friends,costumes & MOO’s!I’ll be there, @adley_clutchman will be there. @DairyDaddies will be there. Will you?Buy your discounted tickets here: https://t.co/D0a9Q43BED pic.twitter.com/OCMpaADvBA— Jason Benowitz (@jbenowitz1831) May 2, 2024











    I now wish to publicly offer my endorsement to whichever candidate for mayor of Baltimore will accede to my being named the city's poet laureate. Also, municipal poetry shall be limited to limericks only and every fifth word must be profane. My terms are non-negotiable. https://t.co/sEHGwZg154— David Simon (@AoDespair) May 2, 2024











    Really tough day for the baseball is dying crowd… 16,000 youth baseball participants at the ballpark today. Incredible energy already. This video doesn’t do it justice. pic.twitter.com/YhRvdpxtvE— Brett Hollander (@BrettHollander) April 28, 2024











    If any Yankee fans want a piece of history they can buy the Oswaldo Cabrera “3 years ago it’s a tie game” ball in the Orioles authentic store. Go get a piece of history!!! pic.twitter.com/9V2INX1V3y— Barstool Are Dee Tee (@editti22) April 30, 2024

















    X of Y















    We made a LOT of jokes at the Yankees’ expense when they whined about how many ballparks a batted ball would/wouldn’t be a homer. This made us wonder “would it dong” about a number of other topics in MLB. Specifically, for how many other teams would this thing be a big deal?







    Don’t worry, this podcast is not funny in 30 out of 30 markets.















    Potpourri















    If we were true to our format, we would have gone around the bases, and selected four topics that weren’t quite big enough for their o...

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 388: Cold Draft

    Episode 388: Cold Draft

    Leading Off







    The sample size is becoming larger, and we’re able to determine more definitive facts about the 2024 Orioles season. Early returns indicate that the season is amazing, and everything is going to be excellent forever.















    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 Socials









    This is the best @Orioles logo of all time. Argue with a wall pic.twitter.com/WXfgTnfCU9— Ashley Beenken (Taylor’s Version) (@AshleyBeenken) April 25, 2024











    Felix Bautista posted this video of him throwing yesterday. You just love to see it! 👏 👏 👏 (@felixbautista_20 on IG)#Orioles #Birdland #MLB pic.twitter.com/Caw4owA0KA— Nelson Dorsey (@TheBirdlandBeat) April 25, 2024











    Between this not being reversed, the Schanuel hit being reversed, & an Adell steal at 3rd being taken away & called defensive indifference in a 2 run game, i’m predicting that the Orioles are MLB’s new golden child & that they’re going to the World Series pic.twitter.com/85kvjRXQta— swilly ☻ (@swillysports) April 24, 2024

































    The Draft















    There was a time that Orioles fans could be excused for being very distracted by the NFL schedule. As the NFL learned how to make its year-round football activities more and more of a spectacle, the Orioles became less and less compelling to watch.







    During these, the Darkest of Ages, Orioles fans would be glued to OTAs and preseason games instead of actual baseball games, starting in July. Baseball games would also take a backseat to the NFL Draft – an event that included weeks of prognostication, anticipation, and gallons of spilled ink.







    With that in mind, we present the 2024 Birdland Draft.















    Around the Bases















    In honor of the Orioles hitting home runs like they’re going out of style, we forego the rest of the bases, and we hit home plate each time…







    First Base:  Athletics, Yankees to round out April







    The Orioles are currently 16-8. There have been some bad losses, but the returns are pretty good so far. The Birds get the Athletics (8-16) at home followed by a big series ...

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Episode 387: Flag Court

    Episode 387: Flag Court

    Leading Off







    The Orioles were 5-2, and got into some beef with the Milwaukee Brewers. It’s an interesting time to be an Orioles fan, that’s for sure.















    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 Socials

























    Other notable players who went 1-for-25 (or worse) over the 1st 7 games of his MLB career, like #Orioles top prospect Jackson Holliday:Alex Bregman: 1-for-28 (and 1-for-32 through 8)Aramis Ramirez: 1-for-25 (and 1-for-28 through 8)Willie Mays: 1-for-26 https://t.co/jw2joBHEsX— Jake Rill (@JakeDRill) April 18, 2024

















    Flag Court















    Beyond the walls of justice. Beyond the field of fair and foul play. There is a court where cases are heard to determine guilt and innocence in high-fly crimes and misdemeanors. This court is Birdland’s highest court of appeal. 







    Welcome to FLAG COURT!















    Around the Bases















    In honor of the Orioles hitting home runs like they’re going out of style, we forego the rest of the bases, and we hit home plate each time…







    Home Plate: Craig Kimbrel







    Jake was wrong, and it’s amazing. Kimbrel may not have the velocity of old, but he has been something of a magician out there, continuing to shut things down in the back end of the bullpen.







    Home Plate: Cole Irvin







    Is he done as a starter? Probably. Is it as bad as we think? Probably. Is he better in the ‘pen than a Mike Baumann? Maybe? Ick.







    Home Plate: Albert Suarez







    What a fantastic story. After having the anti-Jake Fox Spring Training, Suarez was called up in a moment of need, and rose to the occasion. Can he cement himself as a fifth starter? Can he become an effective reliever?







    Home Plate: Grayson Rodriguez







    Grayson is learning to pitch at the major league level, and he is doing so convincingly. With or without his best stuff, he has become a comfortable presence in the Orioles rotation, and we are here for it.















    Fantasy Boss















    Jake takes week two, and is now up 2-0. Cedric Mullins got his 3rd dong in dramatic style on Wednesday, eking out a victory over Anthony Santander’s two.  







    The score now stands at 2-0, Jake.







    This week’s category is XBH.

    • 52 min
    Episode 386: Mood Swings

    Episode 386: Mood Swings

    Leading Off







    With a few series under our belt, Bird’s Eye View returns for some it’s-too-early-to-tell caveating. The Jackson Holliday era has begun, but we are just as interested in the other, other kids.















    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 Socials















































    Around the Bases







    We go around the bases for the first time here in 2024, for a few topics that won’t get called for obstruction.







    First Base: Jackson Holliday







    The Orioles #1 prospect has just been promoted. Can’t we just recycle some material for this? We talk about what we expect from the young “second baseman,” and what we thought of his debut.







    Second Base: The Other Kids







    Now that we’ve talked about Jackson Holliday, we should talk about the other kids. No, not those kids. The other, other kids. Everyone talks about Adley and Gunnar. But we want to acknowledge the moment that Cowser and Westburg are having.







    Third Base: NOT too early?







    What is it not too early jump to conclusions about? We discuss what the sample size does and does not tell us.







    Home Plate: Rosturbation







    The Orioles are playing with the edges of their 40 man roster. They have paid cash for a pitcher and they have picked up a position player for the second time on waivers. There was a time when we would have to care about things like this. Now, it’s just an organizational curiosity.















    Fantasy Boss















    Jake takes an early lead, by correctly predicting that it would be Ramon Urias who collected a hit before Tony Kemp. To be fair, Kemp ended his Orioles tenure without collecting a hit, so… there’s that.







    The score now stands at 1-0, Jake.







    This week’s category is DONGS.







    Scott took Anthony Santander







    Jake went with Cedric Mullins















    Who will own it?























    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

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

bkl5432 ,

Best weekly Orioles coverage available

So glad to have found this podcast, they make it feel much less lonely to be an Orioles fan.

JakeKenneke ,

Awesome Podcast

I listen on the way to and from work. Great show with hosts that don't take themselves too seriously. Keep up the good work. Go O's!

Carne Cabeza ,

Great Podcast

This is a great podcast if you like the Orioles, Elvis, Gwen Stefani, The Bryan Setzer Orchestra, and beer. If you don't like those things, then you're probably not even smart enough to have an iOS device!

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