Podcast: WBAL’s Keith Mills recaps Harbaugh’s season-ending presser, and the ever so quiet Orioles offseason

Welcome to the latest episode of the Charm City Bird Watch podcast! On today’s show, WBAL Sports Anchor and Reporter Keith Mills joins Jake McDonnell to discuss the latest news surrounding the Baltimore Ravens and the Baltimore Orioles.

On Thursday, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh gave his season-ending press conference. Keith and Jake touched on several points from the presser, including the decision to keep Marty Mornhinweg, adding more playmakers on offense, and drafting a quarterback.

Next up is a lengthy discussion about where the Orioles are just a few weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting for camp. Whether it’s questioning who will fill the last three spots in the rotation, who will step in for Zach Britton, or the impending Manny Machado saga, there’s plenty to talk about even in the cold of January.

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Podcast: Jake and Vasilios talk Ravens, Steelers getting robbed, and Manny Machado

Welcome to the latest episode of the Charm City Bird Watch Podcast! On today’s show, Charm City Bird Watch reporter Vasilios Nikolaou joins owner Jake McDonnell for a half-hour of sports talk.

Topics covered:

  1. The Ravens’ 27-10 win over the Browns: praise for Sam Koch, questionable coaching decisions, turnovers
  2. Looking ahead at the Ravens’ remaining schedule, and comparing it to the other AFC Wild Card competition
  3. Saying goodbye to Marvin Lewis after 15 years – his last game as head coach of the Bengals will be in Baltimore
  4. Reaction to the crazy Jesse James no-touchdown call from the Patriots and Steelers game, and criticizing the silly rules of the NFL
  5. Breaking down the Manny Machado rumors: Should the Orioles try to work out a contract with Manny, or better the team’s farm system with a trade? With expiring contracts after the 2018 season, what will Duquette and Showalter’s level of motivation be?

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Podcast: Brett Hollander – WBAL Radio Host & Anchor

Welcome to the latest episode of the Charm City Bird Watch Podcast! On today’s episode, WBAL Radio Host and Anchor, Brett Hollander, joins Jake McDonnell.

On Sunday, the Baltimore Ravens opened up their 2017 season with a 20-0 rout over the Cincinnati Bengals. What did the Ravens do that impressed Brett? How will the Danny Woodhead injury impact Baltimore’s offense? What are the keys to beating the Cleveland Browns on Sunday? Football is back in Baltimore, hear Brett and Jake break all of this down.

The Ravens are not the only professional sports team in Baltimore that has hopes of making the playoffs. Unfortunately, the Orioles have lost six straight and must win a big chunk of their remaining games to even have a fighting chance at snagging a Wild Card spot. Where did the 2017 season go wrong? Why is Buck Showalter not giving players like Austin Hays and Chance Sisco some playing time? The O’s season is wrapping up, hear Brett’s assessment of where the team is heading.

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Podcast: Gerry Sandusky, Voice of the Ravens, WBAL Sports Director

Welcome to the latest edition of the Charm City Bird Watch Podcast! On this episode, we welcome in Gerry Sandusky, the voice of the Baltimore Ravens, and WBAL TV 11 Sports Director.

Last week, news broke that Brian Billick and Evan Washburn will join Sandusky in the broadcast booth for the Ravens’ 2017 preseason games. Perfect timing, as Jake started off the podcast asking Gerry about the new crew.

With the Ravens reporting for training camp next Thursday, Gerry gives his take on the top questions surrounding the team.

After wrapping up the Ravens talk, Jake turns the podcast in a different direction, talking about the “Hay is in the Barn” catchphrase, the infamous Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal at Penn State that still impacts Gerry’s life, and The Sandusky Group.

You can catch Gerry’s sportscasts on WBAL Channel 11 weeknights at 6 & 11 pm. Gerry’s broadcasts of Ravens games air on 98Rock, WBAL 1090 and BaltimoreRavens.com. The preseason broadcasts, for those who live in-market, will air on local NBC TV stations.

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Podcast: WBAL’s Pete Gilbert breaks down the latest Orioles & Ravens tidbits

Welcome to the latest edition of the Charm City Bird Watch Podcast! On today’s episode, WBAL TV & Radio Sportscaster Pete Gilbert joins Jake McDonnell for a mid-June discussion on the Orioles and Ravens.

The Orioles just took two of three from the Cardinals over the weekend, and are getting ready to face the defending American League Champions, the Cleveland Indians, in a four-game series this week at Camden Yards. What does the J.J. Hardy injury mean for the team? Will the pitching improve? What’s going on with the Yankees?

After some baseball talk, the conversation shifts over to football, as the Ravens wrapped up mandatory mini-camp last week. With training camp a month away, how will the Ravens address the offensive line? What needs to happen on offense for the team to compete in 2017? Who will win the middle linebacker and slot cornerback spots on defense? All of this and more on this episode.

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