Three things Orioles fans can hang their hat on as challenging 2019 season continues

For the Baltimore Orioles, the 2019 season will end up being a lost one. Playing 4-8 in their last 12 games, the O’s (13-24) occupy the cellar of the American League East, 10.5 games behind the first-place Tampa Bay Rays (23-13).

To put this in perspective, on April 22 the Orioles’ chances of winning the division stood at 0.847%, and as of three days ago it’s dwindled further, to 0.266%.  Barely a quarter of a percent!

There’s no easy way to put it, the rest of the 2019 season will be tough to watch for Orioles fans. The team is not a year into their rebuild yet, and the farm system doesn’t rank among baseball’s elite. Taking all of this into account, there’s still several reasons for Baltimore baseball diehards to go to bed encouraged and excited about the future of the Orioles. Here’s three of those reasons.

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Podcast Episode 50: Kevin Cowherd joins us to talk about his new book, ‘When the Crowd Didn’t Roar’

Welcome to Episode 50 of the Charm City Bird Watch Podcast with site owner Jake McDonnell, editor Nolan McGraw, and author Ian Schultz.

We haven’t quite hit our one-year podcast anniversary but Episode 50 is still a pretty big milestone and there was no shortage of topics for this week’s show.

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Podcast Episode 49: Expressing concern for Orioles pitching, Matt Wise in-depth on the Ravens 2019 rookie class

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