BMore Wired – Episode 11: Lemonade Shaking Guy Interview

Jun 16, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles fan holds a sign during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 16, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles fan holds a sign during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports /

Episode 11 of BMore Wired features an interview with the Lemonade Shaking Guy, as well as Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Ravens and Rio Olympics talk.

Last week, we brought you one of the Orioles biggest fans in O’s Sunglass Guy

. We are honored to welcome another regular face at Oriole Park at Camden Yards with Marc Rosenberg aka

Lemonade Shaking Guy

, or “Shakey” as we call him.

Shakey tells us the story of how the phenomenon began as short-term job that has now turned into full-time passion. He never thought the Lemonade Shaking Guy would become what it is today after nearly quitting a few days into the job. These days, he is not just the Lemonade Guy, but one of the best sights at the ballpark.

You can hear the passion in his voice as he explains his journey from a vendor at The Yard to entertaining guests at weddings, bar mitzvah and company events in addition to working for the Baltimore Ravens, Washington Capitals and Nationals. As Marc said himself, “beer is a hot product at the stadium” and he has a unique way to get the crowd animated.

The Orioles remain in first place – which has been the case for all 11 episodes so far – and Manny Machado is coming off his three home-run game against the Chicago White Sox. Pedro Alvarez and J.J. Hardy have been the hot bats as of late, which has been much needed with Chris Davis and Mark Trumbo in the midst of a slump. 

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Machado’s three homers in three innings was fantastic, but it overshadowed another terrific performance by Dylan Bundy. He is starting to show us why the O’s held him in such regard, and the patience is paying off. And his curveball is filthy.

Wade Miley‘s first start was not spectacular, but he kept the team in the ball game, which is exactly what the O’s acquired him for. His numbers at Camden Yards are not pretty – 7.79 ERA, 1.673 WHIP and opponent batting average of .320 – which is concerning considering it will be his new home ballpark.

We want to get in on the chatter that Zach Britton needs to be seriously considered as a Cy Young candidate. His sinker is impossible to hit, he currently is sporting a 0.58 ERA and is perfect in save opportunities. ESPN has Cy Young Predictor and our man Britton is currently on top, with Chris Tillman in fourth. Count us in for his vote.

In this week’s “7s” we touched on other topics in baseball, moves in basketball and the first weekend of events at the Rio Olympics:

  1. Ichiro Suzuki tripled for his 3,000th hit, but neither of us are buying the talk that he is the Hit King. That title still belongs to Pete Rose.
  2. A-Roid will no longer play for the New York Yankees. We are not Alex Rodriguez fans by any means so good riddance.
  3. The same can be said for Mark Teixeira, the traitor who chose the money over his hometown team.
  4. Russell Westbrook signed a three-year, $85 million deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder, which was a huge shocker to both of us. We learned that the Thunder will host Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors in February, and surprisingly not on Christmas Day.
  5. Team USA basketball is dominating opponents in both the men and women’s competitions. They also sent a message to the Olympic Committee by choosing to stay on a yacht over staying at the Olympic Village.
  6. At the start of the show, USA had 13 medals, the most of any nation. Baltimore’s own Michael Phelps caught the early headlines, and I have a bold prediction that Justin Gatlin upsets Usain Bolt. It will not surprise us that the U.S. finishes with the most medals in the 2016 Olympic Games.
  7. We end the segment with terrible sight of French gymnast Samir Ait Said breaking his leg during an event. It is terrible to see a guy who works so hard for four years and has that happen to him on the biggest stage. We wish him a speedy recovery.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Game was cancelled over the weekend, which left a sour taste in my mouth. I was looking forward to football. The Ravens will get underway this Thursday, but once again, the injury bug is back in Baltimore.

Terrance West is impressing, So is Tavon YoungTrent Richardson is gone so his Hall of Fame chances are not looking good. Justin Tucker is hitting 75-yard field goals and talking about making them from 85 in Denver. That is just absurd.

Next: Episode 10: O's Sunglass Guy Interview

We are excited that football is around the corner and will discuss the Ravens much more once they finally get onto the field. This is a rare offseason in which we do not know what to expect from these guys. We should get the first glimpse of that on Thursday.

We thank Shakey for joining the podcast this week. We greatly appreciate it, superstar!