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Welcome to Episode 57 of the Charm City Bird Watch Podcast with Jake McDonnellNolan McGraw, and Ian Schultz.

This week’s podcast begins with Jake’s exclusive interview with Aberdeen IronBirds broadcaster Michael E. Lehr (6:30 SoundCloud, 7:00 other). You don’t want to miss this opportunity to hear from the man who will be the among the first to cover Adley Rutschman‘s professional baseball career. Michael also talks to Jake about how he got to interview Orioles General Manager Mike Elias on an IronBirds broadcast and his interactions with Cal Ripken.

After Lehr hops off the phone line, Nolan and Ian join the program to talk about several Orioles topics. The guys go over some key quotes from Rutschman and Gunnar Henderson‘s introductory press conferences with Elias (25:03 SoundCloud, 25:33 other), Manny Machado‘s return to Baltimore (41:49 SoundCloud, 42:19 other), and the latest Orioles headlines (53:53 SoundCloud, 54:23 other) capped off with the Players and Stinkers of the Week.

To wrap up Episode 57, What An Idiot (1:09:00 SoundCloud, 1:09:30 other) focuses on Adam Silver announcing that the NBA will no longer use the term “owner”, followed by our weekly numbers segment (1:13:27 SoundCloud, 1:13:57 other). In the numbers segment, Jake quizzes Nolan and Ian to see if they can remember the names of the most famous Baltimore Sports athletes who wore #57.

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