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S2, Ep 27 Finale: Mike Elias
Orioles Executive Vice President and General Manager, Mike Elias stopped by Inside the Yard with Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold to chat about what the team will be tackling in the offseason and preparation process for free agency.
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S2 Ep26: Manager Brandon Hyde
Orioles Manager, Brandon Hyde stopped by Inside the Yard with Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold to chat about his highlights from the 2021 season despite the challenges of being a part of the AL East. MASNSports.com and Orioles Insider, Steve Melewski shares his praise for Adley Rutschman, Kyle Stowers and Grayson Rodriguez for their standout minor league seasons and his excitement for 2022 Spring Training.
38 min
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S2, Ep. 25: Orioles prospect Grayson Rodriguez
Orioles prospect and right-handed pitcher Grayson Rodriguez stopped by Inside the Yard with Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold to chat about his experience and development in Bowie, playing with Kyle Stowers and Robert Neustrom and his signature meal after every game. Orioles Insider Melanie Newman shares her insight on the ghost runner position and the Minor League players that have stood out this season.
28 min
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S2, Ep. 24: Big Mike Baumann
Rookie pitcher Mike Baumann stopped by Inside the Yard with Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold to chat about his first Major League start, his relationship with Austin Hays and Zac Lowther, and how many fantasy football teams he is a part of. MASNSport.com and Orioles Insider Steve Melewski shares his praise for rookie Ryan Mountcastle and his insight on the Minor League prospects as the season comes to a close.
36 min
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S2, Ep. 23: Rookie Outfielder Ryan McKenna
Rookie Outfielder Ryan McKenna stopped by Inside the Yard with Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold to chat about his journey in his rookie season, the toughest pitcher he has faced so far and the special message from Ryan Flaherty after he was drafted. Orioles Insider Kevin Brown shares his thoughts on Mike Baumann’s Major League debut and how impressed he is with Tyler Wells and Jorge Mateo.
35 min
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S2, Ep. 22: Rookie infielder Ryan Mountcastle
Rookie infielder Ryan Mountcastle stopped by Inside the Yard with Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold to chat about the lessons he learned from his days in the Minor Leagues, always making time for fan autographs and sharing the field with his idol, Miguel Cabrera. MASNSport.com and Orioles Insider Steve Melewski shares his insight on the top prospects at Triple-A that we could see in the upcoming weeks.
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S2, Ep. 21: Assistant GM and VP of Analytics Si...
Assistant GM and VP of Analytics Sig Mejdal stopped by Inside the Yard with Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold to discuss players’ patience at the plate and the technology used in the Minor Leagues to provide instant feedback to players. Also, Sig praised Mike Elias and Matt Blood for their hard work and focus on building the Minor League rosters. Orioles Insider, Joe Trezza shares his reaction to the #1 Farm System, according to MLB Pipeline, and who we could potentially see debut at the end of the season.
38 min
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S2, Ep. 20: Orioles Fifth-Round pick in the 202...
Orioles fifth-round pick in the 2021 MLB Draft Colton Cowser stopped by Inside the Yard with Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold to discuss Sid Holland’s influence on his career, his time in the Florida Complex League and his mindset coming in to the Orioles organization. Orioles Insider Roch Kubatko breaks down the new Orioles Farm System Ranking and the future.
34 min
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S2, Ep. 19: Pitcher Spenser Watkins
Pitcher Spenser Watkins stopped by Inside the Yard with Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold to chat about his whirlwind story behind his first Major League start, the encouragement he received to keep believing in his baseball career and how he became a pitcher. Orioles Insider Ben McDonald breaks down the Bullpen’s capabilities and what is needed in the future.
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S2, Ep. 18: Orioles Hall Of Famer Joe Angel
Former Orioles play-by-play announcer and Orioles Hall of Fame inductee Joe Angel stopped by Inside the Yard with Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold chat about how he started play-by-play announcing and his favorite moments that he covered during his 19 seasons on the Orioles Broadcast Network.
40 min
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S2, Ep. 17: MLB.com and MLBPipeline.com writer ...
MLB.com and MLBPipeline.com writer Jonathan Mayo stopped by Inside the Yard with Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold to chat about his take on Colton Cowser, Connor Norby, and the rest of the Orioles 2021 Draft class. Also, Mayo shares who Orioles fans should keep an eye on for the next couple of years
46 min
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S2, Ep. 16: All-Star Cedric Mullins
Orioles outfielder and 2021 All-Star Cedric Mullins stopped by Inside the Yard with Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold to chat about his experience at the All-Star game in Colorado, assisting Trey Mancini in his 2021 Home Run Derby debut and his take on Brett’s Fun five baseball questions. MASNSports.com writer and Orioles Insider Roch Kubatko shares his insight on the trade deadline for the Orioles and who he thinks could make their debut during the second half of the season.
39 min
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S2, Ep. 15: MLB.com and MLB Pipeline writer Jim...
MLB.com and MLB Pipeline writer Jim Callis stopped by Inside the Yard with Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold to chat about the 2021 MLB Draft. From breaking down the 2021 MLB Draft class to sharing his thoughts on his top eight picks, Jim makes his prediction on who the Orioles will take with the fifth pick. Orioles broadcaster and former Orioles first-round pick Ben McDonald joined to share what he saw during the SEC championships and his thoughts on Jack Leiter, Kumar Rocker, Henry Davis, and more.
35 min
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S2, Ep. 14: EVP and GM Mike Elias on the 2021 D...
EVP and GM Mike Elias stopped by Inside the Yard with Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold to talk about the Orioles' approach to the 2021 MLB Draft, how they collectively decide between taking a college player versus a high school player and juggling the Trade Deadline. MASN.com and Orioles writer Roch Kubatko shares his thoughts on the potential activity at the Trade Deadline and a timetable for John Means and Bruce Zimmerman’s return.
42 min
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S2, Ep. 13: Supervisor of domestic scouting ope...
Supervisor of domestic scouting operations Brad Ciolek stopped by Inside the Yard with Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold to talk about how he is getting ready for the 2021 MLB Draft after witnessing a player combine a month before, how they evaluate players and his take on drafting a pitcher in the first round. Plus, Brad shared a peek in to what it is like in the Draft room on night one. MASN.com writer and Orioles Insider Steve Melewski breaks down how impressed he is with the Triple-A rotation and his take on Jahmai Jones and Kyle Bradish.
36 min
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S2, Ep. 12: Rookie pitcher Bruce Zimmerman
Rookie pitcher Bruce Zimmerman stopped by Inside the Yard with Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold to talk about his relationship with fellow rookie pitchers Keegan Aiken and Dean Kremer and working with his original pitching coach - his father. Plus, Bruce chatted with Brett and Geoff about how supportive Baltimore has been during his rookie year so far and pitching for Loyola Blakefield. MASN broadcaster and Orioles Insider Melanie Newman breaks down how Tanner Scott has improved from 2019 and how impressed she is with the rookie pitching.
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S2, Ep. 11: Rookie Pitcher Tyler Wells
Rookie Pitcher Tyler Wells stopped by Inside the Yard with Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold to talk about learning from the veteran pitchers on the team and the tough love he received from LaTroy Hawkins in the Minor Leagues. Plus, Tyler walked Brett and Geoff through his first Major League experience against the Red Sox.
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S2, Ep. 10: Field Coordinator & Catching Instru...
Field Coordinator, Catching Instructor Tim Cossins stopped by Inside the Yard with Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold to chat about the art of pitch calling, how he prepares each catcher for a game, and his report on Adley Rustchman’s progress in the minor league. Plus, Tim shares his thoughts on starting a band with fellow Orioles coaches. MASNSports.com writer and Orioles Insider Roch Kubatko shares his optimism on Austin Wynn’s promotion and when we could see Hunter Harvey back in the pitching rotation.
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S2, Ep. 9: Orioles' Top Prospect Adley Rutschman
Orioles' top prospect Adley Rutschman stopped by Inside the Yard with Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold to chat about adjusting to the game schedule again and working with talented pitchers in the O’s farm system. Plus, Adley shared his confidence to hit a 50-yard field goal and what his first-grade teacher would say about him. MASNSports.com writer and Orioles Insider Steve Melewski shared his excitement for pitching prospects Kyle Bradish and Mike Baumann, as well as a player to watch for during the 2021 Minor League Baseball season.
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S2, Ep. 8: Fredi Gonzalez on Coaches’ Game Prep
 Major League Coach Fredi Gonzalez joins Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold on Inside the Yard. He talks about how the coaches prepare for each game and what goes into their planning meetings. Plus, Fredi touches on his strong relationship with manager Brandon Hyde and Major League Field Coordinator/Catching Instructor Tim Cossins, going back to school to finish his degree, and his hidden talent: trumpet. Orioles Insider Melanie Newman stopped by to chat about how encouraged she is by the team’s progress and seeing young talent like Dean Kremer and Ryan Mountcastle’s continue to mature at the Major League level.
32 min
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S2, Ep. 7: Pitcher John Means Relives His No-Hi...
Pitcher John Means joins Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold on the pod. Means recounts his favorite memories from his historic no-hitter in Seattle. He also talks about deception of his pitching and his appreciation for catchers like Pedro Severino. Orioles Insider Kevin Brown stopped by to talk about Means joining the top tier of pitching talent and his story serving as an inspiration to young prospects.
36 min
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S2, Ep. 6: Matt Blood on Start of Minor League ...
Director of Player Development Matt Blood joins Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold to talk about the excitement around the start of the MiLB season, evaluating players in the Orioles’ system, and which prospects he anticipates seeing at Camden Yards this season. Orioles Insider and MASNsports.com writer Roch Kubatko stopped by to talk about Dean Kremer, Bruce Zimmermann, and the competitiveness of the current roster
37 min
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S2, Ep. 5: Darren Holmes’ Wealth of Pitching Kn...
Assistant pitching coach Darren Holmes joins Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold to talk about working with Chris Holt to prepare the bullpen, the fierce competitiveness of César Valdez and Dave Wallace as the most influential person in his life. Orioles Insider and MLB.com writer Joe Trezza stopped by to break down César Valdez’s mystery pitching arsenal.
36 min
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S2, Ep. 4: Maikel Franco’s Passion for Baseball
Third baseman Maikel Franco joins Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold to talk about his first interaction with SS Freddy Galvis, how he considers him his mentor and how playing with confidence has improved his game. Orioles Insider and broadcaster Melanie Newman stops by to talk about how encouraging Ryan Mountcastle’s performance has been and her input on the most consistent pitchers in the rotation.
31 min
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S2, Ep. 3: Third Base Coach Tony Mansolino
Third base coach and infielder Coach Tony Mansolino joins Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold to talk about advice he received from his father about coaching in MLB, Rio Ruiz’s transition to second base and forming relationships and providing feedback to his players. Orioles Insider and broadcaster Kevin Brown stopped by to talk about who has impressed him so far this season and seeing Trey Mancini back on the field again.
31 min
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S2, Ep. 2: The Dark Knight Appears at Camden Yards
Veteran pitcher Matt Harvey joins Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold to talk about his journey back from TOS and Tommy John surgeries, his impression on the young pitchers, and being referred to as the Dark Knight. Orioles Insider and MASNsports.com writer Roch Kubatko stopped by to share his take on injuries and his early-season prediction on when Adley Rutschman may appear at Camden Yards.
30 min
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S2, Ep. 1: Mike Elias on Opening Day
Opening Day is here! Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold sat down with EVP and GM Mike Elias to talk about the factors that go in to setting the Opening Day roster, enjoying having fans back in the stands, and how impressed he is with the Rule 5 draft picks Mac Sceroler and Tyler Wells and veteran Matt Harvey.
46 min
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LIVE: Cedric Mullins, Don Long on Inside the Yard
Hitting Coach Don Long joined Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold to chat about teaching his players to be confident at the plate and how important Trey Mancini is to the team and the clubhouse. After becoming a strictly left-handed hitter, Cedric Mullins talked about how he initially got interested in baseball and his ability to take in information he applies to his defensive work. Orioles Insider Roch Kubatko joined the pod to talk about how impressed he is with Baltimore native Bruce Zimmermann and the talented mix of outfielders that could make the roster.
45 min
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LIVE: Brandon Hyde, Austin Hays on Inside the Yard
Manager Brandon Hyde joined Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold to talk about Spring Training thus far and his outlook on the 2021 season. He compared Bruce Zimmermann’s pitching style to John Means’, revealed his secret talent, and his own scouting report. Following what has been a strong start to Spring Training for outfielder Austin Hays, Hays talked about hitting his first home run of spring for his infant son Levi, learning to be patient at the plate, and hoping to play with prospect Michael Baumann again. Orioles Insider Joe Trezza joined the pod to talk about the talented mix of players at Spring Training and his first impressions of DJ Stewart, Austin Hays, and Cedric Mullins during spring games.
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LIVE: Chris Holt, Keegan Akin on Inside the Yard
Pitching Coach/Director of Pitching Chris Holt joined Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold to chat about a potential 6-man pitching rotation and when he first learned about the other Chris Holt. After his MLB debut in 2020, LHP Keegan Akin talked about becoming more consistent in 2021 and trusting the process for his true rookie season. Orioles Insider Roch Kubatko joined the pod to talk roster predictions, Hyde naming a closer for the season and his first impressions of veteran Matt Harvey.
46 min
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LIVE: Trey Mancini on Return from Colon Cancer
INF/OF Trey Mancini joined Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold to chat about his F16HT back to the field, the competition at Spring Training, his secret tennis hobby, and more. Orioles Insider Steve Melewski joined the pod and talked about the veteran presence of Félix Hernández and Matt Harvey in Sarasota and his projected timeline for Adley Rutschman’s Camden Yards debut.
45 min
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LIVE: Ryan Mountcastle, Rio Ruiz on Inside the ...
On Inside the Yard, Rookie INF/OF Ryan Mountcastle joined Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold to chat about his preparations for the 2021 season, as well as having his high school jersey number retired. INF Rio Ruiz chats about surrendering his “best hair” award to his teammates and his excitement about having Trey Mancini back in the clubhouse. Orioles Insider Roch Kubatko joined Brett and Geoff to talk about the expectations for Trey’s return to the game and the changes to the 2021 season.
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LIVE: Mike Elias, John Means on Inside the Yard
EVP and General Manager Mike Elias joins Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold to discuss recent roster additions Felix Hernández and Jahmai Jones, as well as his thoughts on the club's young pitchers. In addition, LHP John Means joins Inside the Yard to discuss his mentality heading into the upcoming season, the honest conversation he had with Brandon Hyde, and becoming a father this offseason.
46 min
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Ep. 20: Hyde Wraps 2020
Orioles Manager Brandon Hyde joins Brett and Geoff to end Inside the Yard’s inaugural season on a high note. Hyde breaks down his offseason plans with his family, his take on Anthony Santander’s MVO season, the infusion of impressive rookie debuts, and how much he learned about himself and his team during a trying 2020 season. Orioles Insider Roch Kubatko shares his thoughts on the Orioles’ 60-game sprint and how the team is shaping up for the 2021 campaign.
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Ep. 19: Matt Blood on Developing O’s Talent
Director of O’s player development Matt Blood joined Brett and Geoff to chat about the Orioles’ player development pillars that staff, coaches, and players abide by, the growth of the Minor League players at Bowie and collaborating with Sig Mejdal, Mike Elias and Brandon Hyde to maximize the talent in the pipeline. Orioles Insider Melanie Newman breaks down her biggest surprise of 2020, favorite rookie of the season and whose future most excites her.
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Ep. 18: Sig Mejdal on Innovation
Vice President & Assistant General Manager of Analytics Sig Mejdal chats with Brett and Geoff about minor league development in tech and data for their players during the offseason, working with an open-minded team, and explaining how the game is always changing with statistics and advanced metrics. Orioles Insider Mike Bordick shares his thoughts on the starting rotation for next year and John Means persevering through the shortened season.
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Ep. 17: Hunter Harvey’s Mullet’s Origin Story
Pitcher Hunter Harvey joins Brett and Geoff to chat about how he loves the pressure of being a reliever, the best advice that his father had given him about pitching in the majors, and his story behind his signature mullet. Orioles Insider Kevin Brown breaks down what he has seen from Ryan Mountcastle, César Valdez, and his takeaways on the young pitchers being the most exciting part of the season.
30 min
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Ep. 16: Dean Kremer, Giddy Up!
Rookie Dean Kremer joins Brett and Geoff to chat about his first MLB starts against the Yankees, his approach to old school pitching with attention to analytics, his transition from the Dodgers organization to Baltimore in 2018, and how he isn’t superstitious. Brett and Geoff break down the Braves series and the O’s final homestand of the 2020 season.
18 min
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Ep. 15: Mountcastle’s Big League Jump
Rookie Ryan Mountcastle joins Brett and Geoff about his first MLB season, playing on the same field as players he looked up to and leaving parties as a kid to watch ESPN. Orioles Insider Roch Kubatko breaks down the Orioles’ postseason push, Hyde working the roster and the spark the young players have brought to the stretch run.
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Ep. 14: Mike Elias on 2020 Success and 2021 Dra...
EVP and General Manager Mike Elias joins Brett and Geoff to chat about Ryan Mountcastle, Keegan Akin, and Dean Kremer making their MLB debuts and stepping up this season, Brandon Hyde cultivating a positive clubhouse culture, and his preliminary thoughts on the 2021 MLB Draft. Orioles Insider Ben McDonald breaks down how impressed he is with Akin and Kremer’s attack on the strike zone, their approach against experienced hitters, and how bright the future is for the Orioles team.
31 min
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Ep. 13: ESPN’s Chris Berman and DL Hall
Chris “Boomer” Berman joins Brett and Geoff for a special segment celebrating the 25th anniversary of Cal Ripken, Jr.’s 2131st game, his favorite memory of his broadcasting career. Orioles No. 4 prospect DL Hall discusses the toughest hitter he has faced this year in Bowie, his connection with Grayson Rodriguez and why he goes by DL instead of his real name, Dayton. Orioles Insider Melanie Newman breaks down the growth of the Orioles team over the shortened season and her excitement seeing Hunter Harvey back in the bullpen.
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Ep. 12: Trezza Talks Trades
MLB.com writer Joe Trezza breaks down the Orioles’ trade deadline activity (7:35), the dependability of the current roster with José Iglesias, and Hanser Alberto (12:00), and the potential arrival of Dean Kremer in Baltimore (17:50). Orioles Insider Kevin Brown praises Mike Elias on the O’s moves at the trade deadline with an eye on the future (21:00) and how the back end of the bullpen will hold up for the rest of 2020 (22:20).
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Ep. 11: Roch Kubatko on Trade Deadline, Pat Val...
Pat Valaika chatted with Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold about being the 4th member of the Valaika family to play Major League Baseball, his mindset when coming to the plate and his overflowing fielding glove bag fit for a super-utility player. MASNsports.com’s Roch Kubatko joined the podcast to talk about the postseason push and what the 2020 Trade Deadline may have in store.
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Ep. 10: Kennie Steenstra’s Bowie Breakdown
Brett and Geoff chat with Pitching Coach Kennie Steenstra to break down the strategy behind the taxi squad in Bowie, the progress of the young arms and Adley Rutschman’s improvements over the season. Orioles Insider Brian Roberts chats about Ryan Mountcastle’s MLB debut, Cedric Mullins, and a bunting offense.
22 min
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Ep. 9 Doug Brocail’s Optimistic Outlook
Brett and Geoff chat with Pitching Coach Doug Brocail to hear his optimism for the young bullpen, Tanner Scott’s offseason improvement, and young arms that may see their MLB debut. Orioles Insider Kevin Brown makes his Inside the Yard debut to chat about his experience covering the Orioles and being a part of the Orioles broadcast team.
35 min
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Ep. 8: Rio Ruiz Dual-Sport Threat
Brett and Geoff chat with third baseman Rio Ruiz about his personal mindset at the plate, his first plate appearance at the major league level and how he could have been quarterback. Orioles Insider Melanie Newman breaks down the up-and-down weekend, looking towards the Blue Jays series and sharing the start of the Orioles’ Women’s Empowerment Series.
24 min
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Ep. 7: Baseball Dreams for Anthony Sanders
Brett and Geoff chat with first base coach Anthony Sanders about his first season with the Orioles, his confidence in the roster, and coaching his kids during the pandemic. Orioles Insider Brian Roberts breaks down base stealing and the outstanding offense the team has been producing so far.
20 min
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Ep. 6: All In the Rodriguez Family
Inside the Yard, Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold sit down with pitcher Grayson Rodriguez to discuss his top pitches that he is using in Bowie and how he started out as an impressive hitter in high school. Orioles insider Ben McDonald breaks down the team performance and Tommy Milone and Miguel Castro’s pitching against the Nationals.
26 min
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Ep. 5: Hanser “Radio” Alberto
Orioles Infielder Hanser Alberto chats with Brett and Geoff about his preparation for each game, his father’s influence on the game and his nickname “Radio”. Today’s Orioles Insider, Melanie Newman, discusses her thoughts on the new 7-inning doubleheader rule and how impressed she was with the pitching so far.
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Ep. 4: Mike Bordick & Brian Roberts on the O’s ...
Orioles Hall of Famer and MASN broadcaster Mike Bordick chats with Brett and Geoff about the new rules for the 60-game season, the O’s early season success and the team’s mentality (2:50 - 16:14). Today’s Orioles Insider is fellow O’s Hall of Famer and Orioles Ambassador Brian Roberts, who discusses the O’s underdog mentality, pitching staff and an in-depth look at Hanser Alberto’s and Rio Ruiz’s plate approach. (16:15 - 24:49).
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Ep. 3: Inside Bowie Taxi Squad with Gary Kendall
Step inside the yard as Brett and Geoff chat with Norfolk Tides manager Gary Kendall about the 2020 season’s alternate camp site, the safety protocols and the development of Adley Rutschman, Dean Kramer and Ryan Mountcastle (2:50-17:06). Orioles Insider Melanie Newman stops by to discuss the great start for the O’s and her outlook for the rest of the season (17:12-21:37).
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Ep. 2: Jose Flores Talks Opening Weekend
O’s third base coach Jose Flores sits down with Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold to talk about the team and the series win against the Red Sox (4:00-18:15). Orioles Insider Ben McDonald discusses his thoughts on the team’s performance and what impressed him against Boston (18:15-28:05).
30 min
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Ep. 1: Inside the Yard’s Opening Day Debut feat...
Step Inside the Yard with Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold as they chat with pitcher Cole Sulser about his time at Dartmouth, comparing his senior year ERA to Mike Elias’ and sharing his superstitious habits before a game. Our Orioles Insider, Melanie Newman share her thoughts on the 2020 season and her first experience calling an Orioles game.
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Welcome to Inside the Yard
Join Brett Hollander and Geoff Arnold every Tuesday and Friday to keep up with the latest on the 2020 Baltimore Orioles and what we can look forward to in the 60-game season.
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