Another exciting episode of B-More Opinionated, even with our own Jerry Coleman on assignment in Sarasota!
Jason and Jerry talk about attending Ravens' OTA's, the Orioles' and their continued apparent indecision on what direction they're going, plus much more.
We're also proud to welcome former Baltimore Stallions GM Jim Popp. Following the untimely passing of former Stallions head coach Don Matthews, Jason and Jim reminisce about one of the most exciting and magical runs any sports franchise in this city has seen. Between low budgets and dilapidated team facilities, the Stallions still managed to bring a CFL championship to Baltimore -- the only non-Canadian team ever to accomplish that feat -- and led to the NFL's return to Baltimore.
And as always, we have Jerry's homework, Jason's Married Guy rant, and our minor league player of the week.
It's a jam-packed BMO Show this week, as we have not one but two guests... and a rant for the ages.
First we cover the Ravens', catching up on the addition of Jeremy Maclin, and talking Dennis Pitta's injury and future potential of the receiving corps with Joe Flacco.
We also sit down with a Ravens legend, Hall of Fame lineman Jonathan Ogden to talk his mentorship of Ronnie Stanley, as well as his relationship with the Ravens and the city of Baltimore.
Then, we change topics to something that has been brewing for months on this podcast: Jason LaCanfora's official (well-prepared!) case to fire Orioles' GM Dan Duquette. Jason fully recaps Duquette's tenure in Baltimore and discusses exactly why the move cannot wait.
Finally, Academy Award winning filmmaker Barry Levinson joins the pod to let off his own steam about the Orioles, as well as his recent and upcoming film projects with HBO!
While the Orioles continue to throw Triple-A pitchers into high leverage situations and the Ravens lose key playmakers in meaningless practices, we catch up with the most undercovered Baltimore sports story today!
Christos F.C., your favorite local semi-pro soccer club, have played their way from the beer league to competing in the U.S. Open Cup with MLS giants D.C. United. Team Captain and lead striker Pete Caringi III joins the pod and talks about the less than improbable road that has led Christos F.C. to serious cup contention.
Jason LaCanfora and Jerry Coleman also discuss the difficult week at The Castle, where the Ravens lost CB Tavon Young for the year, and TE Dennis Pitta -- potentially for his career. Meanwhile Dan Duquette and the Orioles' developmental strategies (or lack thereof) remain a thorn in the side of many fans -- particularly those co-hosting the podcast.
And as always, we have Jerry's homework, Jason's Married Guy Rant, our Minor Leaguer of the Week, and much more!
As the Orioles look to put the month of May behind them, we at B-more Opinionated have taken it upon ourselves to talk about the tough decisions the O's front office faces -- with a Duquette, no less!
Former O's & Mets executive, Analyst on MLB.com and MLB Network Radio, and Dan's own cousin Jim Duquette joins the show to discuss the process of developing talent, what options the team may have via trade, and their chances with looming free agents such as Manny Machado.
Jason La Canfora and Jerry Coleman go further in depth on the birds' woes, as well as our Minor Leaguer of the Week, Jerry's homework assignment, and Jason's married-guy rant!