Podcast Episode 53: Haloti Ngata retires a Raven while DJ Stewart establishes his Orioles career

Featured Image Credit: Patrick McDermott, USA TODAY

Welcome to Episode 53 of the Charm City Bird Watch Podcast with Jake McDonnellNolan McGraw, and Ian Schultz.

Since we began recording Episode 53 minutes after the Tuesday press conference at the Under Armor Performance Center ended, the top of the show focuses on the Ravens announcing two inductions into the team’s Ring of Honor – former head coach Brian Billick in 2019 and defensive tackle Haloti Ngata in 2020 (4:14 SoundCloud, 4:44 other).

After reflecting on Billick and Ngata, the guys touch base on the latest Gerald McCoy rumors (14:45 SoundCloud, 15:15 other) and other stories like Earl Thomas hitting the practice field and Lamar Jackson‘s development as a passer.

Up next, the gang discusses the impact that calling up D.J. Stewart will have on the Orioles roster when Chris Davis or Mark Trumbo is activated off the injured list (29:45 SoundCloud, 30:15 other). You’ll also hear some pre-draft thoughts and some takes on the recent Orioles pitching transactions. As always, the crew will reveal their players and stinkers of the week (38:45 SoundCloud, 39:15 other).

Finally, the show wraps up with the weekly numbers segment where Jake quizzes Nolan and Ian to see if they can remember certain Baltimore Sports athletes who wore number 53 (55:40 SoundCloud, 56:10 other).

You can find the Charm City Bird Watch Podcast on SoundCloudApple PodcastsGoogle Play, and TuneIn. Please leave us a review on iTunes, we love to hear your feedback and may read it on a future episode. Thanks for listening!

Be sure to check out the Charm City Bird Watch store to buy some newly-released clothing, including T-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, and hoodies. We also have coffee mugs and phone cases for both iPhone and Samsung Galaxy devices.

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