Episode 9 of BMore Wired: A Baltimore Sports Podcast

Jul 24, 2016; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles left fielder Nolan Reimold (14) is doused with water after hitting a two run walk off homer in the ninth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Orioles won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 24, 2016; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles left fielder Nolan Reimold (14) is doused with water after hitting a two run walk off homer in the ninth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Orioles won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports /

We are pleased to present you with Episode 9 of BMore Wired, our Baltimore sports podcast. This week, we talk the Baltimore Orioles recent success from the starters and the Baltimore Ravens getting set to begin training camp.

Episode 9 of BMore Wired is one that I will certainly remember. It is the first time I have done the show without my co-host Scott Rosario, but he has a good excuse as he has spent three days at Oriole Park at Camden Yards braving out the nasty heat wave.

The show opens with our segment “Beefed It!” and I call out Minnesota United goalkeeper Sammy Ndjock for throwing the ball into his own goal. As a former goalkeeper myself, this is the worst own goal I have seen. If you have not seen the video, judge for yourself.

Denard Robinson driving his car into a pond and the police not charging him with anything was a close second, but scoring on yourself will always trump stupidity.

The Baltimore birds of summer, the Orioles, have had great success from their starting pitching. It has not just been just Chris Tillman either. Dylan Bundy, Yovanni Gallardo and Vance Worley all pitched terrific games during the O’s recent winning streak.

I make a case as to why the O’s should keep Worley in the rotation with his recent success. There are reports that the team could be interested in San Diego Padres starter Andrew Cashner, and in my eyes, they are the same player. Difference is that one has shown me he can handle the competition in the American League East. The other has been getting lit up by National League teams.

Then, there was the short-lived hype that Melvin Upton Jr. could be on the move for Ubaldo Jimenez. Obviously, getting rid of Ubaldo in any way possible is a win for this organization. However, Bossman is now with the Toronto Blue Jays. Good. That allows us to continue to boo him as we did as a member of the Tampa Bay Rays.

While they did not get the man they want, they are still getting the results. The O’s are coming off consecutive wins in walk off fashion, and we were there live on Sunday to see Nolan Reimold’s walkoff home run in the 10th inning. The following night, the game was won on a walk off error. A win is a win and when battling for first place in the division, they will take any win they can.

This week in “7s” our seven stories around the world of sports has a theme of players or organizations getting themselves into the news in a not so flattering way. Here is a rundown of my 7s:

  1. Chris Sale cutting up the White Sox throwback jerseys. He was suspended for five games – only one start because he is a pitcher – but could this be the final action that gets him shipped out of Chicago?
  2. Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza join the MLB Hall of Fame, and I admit, I missed out on the Griffey hype as a child. However, I make a case for the players of the Steroid Era to be included into Cooperstown, including the guy who plays in New York named Alex Rodriguez.
  3. The NBA decided to pull the All-Star game from Charlotte over a controversial bill passed by the North Carolina government. The city is saying that no longer holding the event could cost them up to $100 million, but I am not buying it.
  4. The Russians really are not making good headlines around the globe as of late. They have been found to tamper with the drug testing that took place at the past Olympics and nearly were disqualified from the Olympics in Rio. Instead, the individual sports will decide who can gain entry. Listen in to what I have to say about the Russians. It will make you chuckle.
  5. The NFL and its players can never seem to stay out of trouble. First, it was Ezekiel Elliott allegedly accused of domestic violence.
  6. Aldon Smith live streamed a video of him smoking a blunt.
  7. Le’Veon Bell is facing a four-game suspensions for missing a drug test. These are three of the dumbest things athletes of their caliber can do.

On that note, we switch into the discussion of the Ravens. Going along with some of the discussion above, Eugene Monroe and Ray Rice, two players who are both out of the league, are in the news once again. Monroe has opted to retire and smoke dope over playing football, while Rice has pledged to give his salary to charity if signed by an NFL team. Just give it a rest guys.

The Ravens have found a replacement for Monroe and that is former No. 1 overall pick Jake Long. He signed a one-year deal with the team on Tuesday and could be the starter at left tackle. If not, he serves as a mentor to rookie Ronnie Stanley.

Baltimore enters training camp with six players on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. Those players are Terrell Suggs, Elvis Dumervil, Steve Smith, Breshad Perriman, Trent Richardson and Jumal Rolle. All should be ready at some point during camp, except Rolle who is out for the season. The team will have its first full practice on Thursday.

Former Raven Arthur Jones has been suspended four games for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing drugs. For those of you who do not know, he is the brother of Jon “Bones” Jones, who was also recently found to be using PEDs. The duo earns my “Crying Jordan of the Week” as I close out the show.

Next: Episode 8 of BMore Wired

You can listen to all the episodes of BMore Wired on iTunes and Twitter. Until next week, we leave with you with one of my favorite moments as a Baltimorean, the Delmon Young double.