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Welcome to Episode 58 of the Charm City Bird Watch Podcast with Jake McDonnellNolan McGraw, and Ian Schultz.

The first hour of this week’s show is fully spent talking about everything going on with the Baltimore Orioles. We discussed the impact of Mike Elias’ first international signing day as Baltimore’s General Manager (6:53 SoundCloud / 7:23 Other), John Means being elected to the 2019 MLB All-Star Game and Trey Mancini subsequently being snubbed (20:25 SoundCloud / 20:55 Other). As always, you’ll hear our thoughts on recent Orioles games and our Players/Stinkers of the Week (36:15 SoundCloud / 36:45 Other).

Up next is our weekly guest interview (46:20 SoundCloud / 46:50 Other). Last week we checked in on the Aberdeen Ironbirds with Michael Lehr. This week we spoke with Geoff Arnold, Director of Broadcasting / Public Relations and the voice of the Frederick Keys. Geoff and Jake talked about Cody Sedlock‘s development, Ryan Minor’s lengthy coaching tenure in Baltimore’s minor league system, and much more. Stay tuned, because our minor league summer tour is far from over.

Before the baseball talk on Episode 58 concludes, we revisited the Yankees and Red Sox London series from this past weekend (1:05:12 SoundCloud / 1:05:42 Other) and the tragic death of Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs (1:11:10 SoundCloud / 1:11:40 Other).

This sentence may surprise you, but there’s actually some soccer talk this week for our Don’t Be A Jerk segment (1:15:43 SoundCloud / 1:16:13 Other). During the United States Women’s National Team’s 2-1 win over England on Tuesday, Alex Morgan scored the second goal for the USA and celebrated by pretending to sip on a cup of tea. This happened to offend many England citizens, but the real question is who’s the jerk here?

As always, the podcast wraps up with our weekly numbers segment, where Jake quizzes Nolan and Ian to see if they can correctly guess the best Baltimore Sports athletes who wore #58 (1:20:25 SoundCloud / 1:20:55 Other).

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