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Welcome to Episode 56 of the Charm City Bird Watch Podcast with Jake McDonnellNolan McGraw, and Ian Schultz.

This week’s show kicks off with a lengthy discussion on what led to the Orioles losing a now season-high eight straight ballgames (6:44 SoundCloud, 7:14 other). You’ll hear our takes on Brandon Hyde’s recent change in attitude during postgame pressers and how the Orioles can make the best of their weak pitching staff. As always, you’ll hear our players and stinkers of the week (20:51 SoundCloud, 21:22 other) with the club still on the west coast for a four-game set with the Seattle Mariners.

For this week’s installment of Don’t Be A Jerk, we tell you why Major League Baseball umpires “making an example” of players on social media is not okay, even if that player is a “repeat offender” like Manny Machado.

Up next it’s time for Jake’s guest interview with Baltimore Ravens staff writer Clifton Brown (45:37 SoundCloud, 46:07 other). With Cliffton being one of the media members who’s at the castle every day, Jake asked him what his takeaways were from last week’s mandatory minicamp. After Clifton’s interview, Nolan and Ian hop back in to go over talking points from the latter portion of camp (58:52 SoundCloud, 59:22 other).

Episode 56 wraps up with What an Idiot (1:11:52 SoundCloud, 1:12:22 other) and our numbers segment (1:19:15 SoundCloud, 1:19:45 other) where Jake quizzes Nolan and Ian to see if they can guess which Ravens and Orioles players wore jersey number 56. This week’s What An Idiot focuses on the Maryland Men’s Basketball program being fined due to assistant coach Matt Brady violating NCAA rules.

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