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Welcome to Episode 55 of the Charm City Bird Watch Podcast with Jake McDonnellNolan McGraw, and Ian Schultz.

Ian could not hop on until later in the program due to actually being a functional adult, so Jake and Nolan handled the Ravens segment on their own this week (6:30 SoundCloud, 7:00 other). Topics discussed include Michael Pierce showing up to mandatory minicamp out of shape, the secondary’s potential, Lamar Jackson throwing, and more.

Up next, Jake holds an exclusive interview with Will DeBoer, the Delmarva Shorebirds Director of Broadcasting (27:24 SoundCloud, 27:54 other). On Tuesday night, the Shorebirds clinched their first playoff berth in 14 seasons when the Greensboro Grasshoppers fell to the Hickory Crawdads 2-1. Even though this interview was recorded over the weekend before the Shorebirds clinched, Will spoke with Jake about the team’s dominance. You’ll also hear the voice of the Shorebirds talk about several big names on Delmarva’s roster, including Baltimore’s 2018 first-round pick Grayson Rodriguez.

After the conclusion of DeBoer’s interview, Nolan jumps back in and Ian joins the guys a short time later to dive into the latest Orioles nuggets (41:20 SoundCloud, 41:50 other). Along with revealing the players and stinkers of the week, you’ll hear the guys react to Mike Elias Tuesday quotes regarding Alex Cobb‘s season-ending injury, the front office’s approach this summer, and what to do with Trey Mancini.

Episode 55 continues with a bit of a mixed bag. First up is What An Idiot (1:10:44 SoundCloud, 1:11:14 other) where Jake shares a story from his weekend beach trip. Then the gang checks in on the NBA Finals and the Stanley Cup Finals (1:16:34 SoundCloud, 1:17:04 other). The show wraps up with the weekly numbers segment (1:24:00 SoundCloud, 1:24:30 other), where Jake quizzes Nolan and Ian to see if they can remember certain Baltimore Sports athletes who wore number 55.

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