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Welcome to Episode 45 of the Charm City Bird Watch Podcast with site owner Jake McDonnell, editor Nolan McGraw, and author Ian Schultz

The guys began this show this week by reacting to the Orioles 4-2 start after winning road series in New York and Toronto (7:39). You’ll hear raw reaction to Wednesday’s series finale against the Blue Jays (taking place as we recorded), Brandon Hyde pulling David Hess in the middle of a no-hitter, and Chris Davis going the first six games without a hit.

For our Ravens segment this week, Jake, Nolan, and Ian talk about some of the key quotes muttered by general manager Eric Decosta at Tuesday’s Pre-Draft “Liar’s Luncheon” press conference (33:00). Topics range from the Ravens needing to take draft receivers in earlier rounds, the possibility of Baltimore trading back in the first round or completely out of it, and the decision-by-committee approach that the Ravens will continue to use during the draft under Decosta.

Up next, the What an Idiot segment returns, calling out those who thought the Alliance of American Football (AAF) actually stood a chance against the NFL (44:13). Jake also gives Ian a chance to get us up-to-speed on the Washington Capitals with just two regular season games left (51:23).

As always, the show concludes with our weekly numbers segment, where we share our favorite plays or memories about the best Baltimore Sports athletes who wore the number 45 (58:10).

This week, Jake did a follow-up interview with Astroball author Ben Reiter ahead of this Friday’s book signing in Baltimore. Since we did not record Episode 45 until Wednesday, we uploaded this week’s guest interview separately. Check it out for more information about Friday’s event!

Note: Segment times may vary when listening on platforms other than SoundCloud.

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