With the Nationals and Orioles squaring off this week, Tim Murray of ESPN 980 and I figured it was a good time to welcome in an O's insider. This week for our first guest, we were joined by CSNbaltimore.com Orioles reporter Rich Dubroff.
Rich has covered baseball and the Orioles for many years and had great perspective on the regional rivalry between the two teams. He also had some interesting opinions on the Nationals from an outsider's view.
Our second guest this week was producer of CSN's 'The Baseball Show,' Doug McKinney. Doug took us behind the scenes this week to look at the challenge of covering both teams evenly. He is from the area and also had some insight on the Beltway Series, as well as predictions for how each team will finish this season.
Before welcoming in our two guests, Tim and I talked about the series, as well as the Nationals getting only one All-Star. We also went into Cole Hamels' willingness to accept a trade to Washington, Mike Trout's choice to not participate in the Home Run Derby, and our thoughts on the All-Star Game's 'final vote.'
You can also listen to the show on ESPN 980′s website or download it on iTunes.