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Welcome to Episode 59 of the Charm City Bird Watch Podcast with Jake McDonnellNolan McGraw, and Ian Schultz.

It’s a slow news week in the world of sports, but we have plenty of All-Star break topics to discuss (5:37 SoundCloud, 6:07 other). You’ll hear our thoughts on DL Hall and Grayson Rodriguez‘s appearances in Sunday’s Futures Game, this year’s absolutely insane Home Run Derby, and Orioles All-Star representative John Means not being used in Tuesday’s game. Additionally, we’ll unveil our 2019 Orioles first half awards, which were based on nine polls we sent out on our Twitter page (17:05 SoundCloud, 17:35 other). If you missed the polls, follow the Twitter account silly goose!

Up next, Jake holds an interview with this week’s guest, Pro Football Guru Founder Russell S. Baxter, also of FanSided (39:50 SoundCloud, 40:20 other). Russell and Jake talk NFL headlines and some Ravens storylines, including Lamar Jackson‘s development, the Hollywood Brown hype, and Ed Reed‘s enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, coming next month.

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 #59 (58:31 SoundCloud / 59:01 Other). 

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