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2020 Schedule
0-0, 1st in AL East

BBTN: Orioles P coach Doug Brocail on embracing analytics, his on-field near-death experience

Orioles pitching coach Doug Brocail joins Buster to talk about his journey to embracing analytics as a coach, what he could've done differently while playing if he had today's information, Trevor Hoffman's change-up, Tony Gwynn calling his own shots, playing with Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio, and his near-death experience on the field (11:01). Plus, Todd Radom on Miller Park and the weekly quiz (2:04).


BBTN: Wayne Kirby on breaking in gloves, the importance having fun, Manny Machado

Padres third base coach Wayne Kirby talks to Buster about the different ways to break in a glove, watching his brother play in the NFL, giving Adam Jones a hard time, the true importance of having fun, Albert Belle smashing plates after an 0-4 game and the lessons he's imparted on Manny Machado after going to San Diego (15:09). Plus, Marly Rivera on Alex Bregman firing his agent, and players' concerns about MLB's proposed health and safety protocols (2:50).

William Weinbaum ESPN 

"It's important to have social distancing appear on TV," says Johns Hopkins Ctr. for Civic Impact Exec. Dir. Beth Blauer of a new-look MLB. "We're a year away from a vaccine, just because there are openings doesn't mean things can now go back to the way they were." She said a restart would be an uplift & keep some fans safe -- at home. "They know they can't go to the games and the only way to watch them will be at home." More: https://twitter.com/TJQuinnESPN/status/1262778863052087306?s=20

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Johns Hopkins Ctr. for Hlth. Security's Tara Kirk Sell says MLB's feasible with proper precautions. "I think it matters a lot more how they're going to do the logistics & make it work, rather than where they can do it," said the 2004 Oly silver medal swimmer. "But I also think some of these states are moving ahead of where they really should on opening, on increasing the potential for contact and that we'll see cases go up." More: https://twitter.com/TJQuinnESPN/status/1262778863052087306?s=20

Kurkjian praises Showalter's baseball brilliance (1:13)
Jim Palmer's fascinating strategy to never allowing a grand slam (1:13)
Kurkjian reflects on Brooks Robinson's birthday (1:10)
Mancini gets a workout assist from his dog (0:23)
Why Trey Mancini isn't letting cancer stop him (1:42)

BBTN: Former Baseball HOF President Jeff Idelson on Bench, Yogi, Ichiro and more

Former Baseball Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson joins Buster to talk about his experiences with Hall of Famers, including golfing with Johnny Bench, sipping coffee with Yogi Berra, Ichiro Suzuki's secret rookie of the year phone call, Eddie Murray not telling his wife he made it into the Hall and how Derek Jeter made him "cool" in the eyes of his daughter (13:51). Plus, Sarah Langs on the Nationals waiting to celebrate the World Series with their fans, which Jeter game she would pick to run on TV and building the ultimate five-tool player (2:58).

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Orioles share message with Mancini: #F16HT

Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini, who is undergoing chemotherapy after having a cancerous tumor removed from his colon in March, was surprised by his teammates on Saturday. During a Zoom call, they held up signs telling him to #F16HT.


BBTN: Janet Marie Smith on designing Camden Yards and her friendship with Frank Robinson

The designer of Camden Yards Janet Marie Smith joins Buster to talk about the current renovations to Dodger Stadium, her friendship with Frank Robinson, constructing a "fair" ballpark, the joy of the first Opening Day at Camden Yards and executing the vision for Eutaw Street (10:56). Plus, Todd Radom on why Smith should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame, Dodger Stadium and the weekly quiz (2:26).


Showalter: Players feed off emotion from fans

Buck Showalter, who managed the Orioles in the only game in MLB history played without spectators, said Wednesday on Spain and Company on ESPN Radio that having games without fans would affect players, who feed off the emotions of the crowd.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average5.5930th
Quality Starts4122nd
Batting Average.24621st
On Base Percentage.31024th
Slugging Percentage.41524th