About Josh Sroka

Josh Sroka

Josh Sroka is a lifelong Baltimore sports fan who has no problem drinking the Orange and Purple Kool-aid. As a member of Section 336 he handles all the technical stuff while providing a positive attitude that the Birds can always win. Check out Section 336 each day for new Baltimore Sports talk from Josh, Matt and Bert.

Section 336 Pod 205: Birthing Class

Aneury Tavarez in the batter's box.
Today on the show it’s been a week so we will revisit the Orioles outfield competition. We will also discuss whether 2017 Torrey Smith is a right fit for the 2017 Ravens… and what the start of WBC might mean for the Orioles… all that and more on this edition of Section 336.   Leading Off Josh was on The Bat Around with Stan the Fan. Stan kept pronouncing Bert’s name wrong, and Josh did nothing about it. He also didn’t give Matt credit for the Section 336 blog…not cool. […]

Section 336 Pod 204: Millennials

Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop jog in Spring Training.
Today on the show – The Orioles have a lot of outfielders, Matt Wieters is a National, baseball needs to change, and Millennials, Yuck.   Leading Off Time for Spring Training games, which means it’s time for goofy fans to complain about weird stuff over on the O’s Facebook page. A bunch of O’s have nagging injuries, and Bert is ready to throw in the towel in February.   Spring Training Talk The outfield is packed. Who will make the team? What happened to Jason Garcia? Christian Walker is now […]

Section 336 Pod 203: Future Orioles

Chance Sisco swings in the batter's box.
Today on the show we are joined by Adam Pohl (follow him @pohladam) from BaltimoreBaseball.com. He is also the play by play announcer for the Bowie Baysox. We talk Orioles prospects, recent Oriole moves, and injury concerns.   Minors Talk Adam gets a first-hand look at O’s prospects down in Bowie, so we get his perspective on Dan Duquette’s overall strategy as well as individual players. Will Joey Rickard start the season in Norfolk? Speaking of the minors….Adam has some great stories from his time in MiLB parks. What does […]

Section 336 Pod 202: Insane Ideas

Adam Jones throws a ball.
Today on the show, baseball is here again as pitchers and catchers report to Sarasota. Some O’s are missing time to play in the WBC. Big deal? We also break down the O’s promotional schedule.   O’s Talk Bert is back in studio this week after Ryan Blake pinch hit for him on the last show. Adam Jones and Dan Duquette had a weird sort of public squabble this week. Every O’s fan’s favorite – the PROJECTIONS – are out, and it’s the usual story as far as our squad […]

Section 336 Episode 201: GOAT

picture of mount rushmore with orioles players superimposed on
Today we are joined in studio by ESR’s Ryan Blake to talk about the greatest quarterback, the greatest Oriole game, and the greatest Twitterer. We also recap the Super Bowl and how it affects the Ravens, and Matt convinces you that the Orioles can afford to sign Manny Machado long term. Leading Off Ryan is good at Twitter, and you should follow him @ryguyblake and @OriolesFanProbz.   Super Bowl Recap The Falcons punched the Patriots in the mouth for a half-plus on Sunday, and looked to have the Super Bowl […]

Section 336 Episode 200 – 200th Pod!

orioles fanfest 2017
Today on our 200th show, Josh & Bert break down their FanFest experiences, Bert will recap the WWE Royal Rumble, and for the first time ever on the airwaves…we compare Matt Ryan & Joe Flacco. Leading Off – FanFest What did we think about linefest, er…FanFest?   Football Talk Ray Lewis was on Lip Sync Battle this week, and the Baltimore arena team finally has a name. The Super Bowl is this week. Who ya got, Falcons or Patriots? What about Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco? There’s a new debate. […]

Section 336 Episode 199: Raw vs. Nitro

The Orioles re-sign a big piece of their puzzle, the Ravens defense loses a big piece of their puzzle, and Section 336 brings back an old piece of our puzzle.   Leading Off We’re moving to Monday nights! So our main Baltimore sports podcast competition might get mad!   O’s Talk With 10 weeks until Opening Day, the Birds re-signed Mark Trumbo. What do we think about the move?   Ravens Talk Zach Orr was forced into retirement by injury. What do the Ravens do now? Zach was a Special […]

Section 336 Episode 198: Two More Years

Manny Machado and Buck Showalter
Today on the Show we are joined by Eric (@BarstoolRDT) from Barstool Sports to talk about all things Orioles, Ravens, and Terps. Leading Off We’re just two weeks from Episode 200. Starting next week, we’ll be recording on Mondays, so adjust your calendars accordingly! Matt has to pick a name for his son. It’s fun…for now. However, it could get ugly really fast. Josh & Bert – who have both named three children – give him some advice.   O’s Talk It turns out that Jose Bautista is headed back […]

Section 336 Episode 197: It’s a Blast

Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles takes a swing.
It took four years and 197 episodes, but Section 336 has finally checked out a Blast game! We had a great time, and this week on the show Blast Captain Tony Donatelli joins us to talk about indoor soccer and the Blast. The Orioles decided to make a move and we break down our thoughts on the Seth Smith trade and the rest of the offseason. Speaking of the offseason, the Ravens had their State of the Ravens press conference, so we will give you our thoughts. Leading Off We […]

Section 336 Episode 196: No Moves

A baseball player breaks his bat over his knee.
The Orioles don’t make a move – well a move that counts that is – and the Ravens don’t make a move everyone else expects them to make. We are joined by Tony Lombardi of Russell Street Report to discuss the Ravens decision to keep the coaching staff in place for next year.   Leading Off The whole crew is back! Bert’s back from Disney World with a mini-story. What did everyone do for New Year’s Eve?   Ravens Talk The Ravens finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs again. Still, […]

Section 336 Episode 194: Santa

Manny Machado punches Yordano Ventura in the face.
Santa visits Section 336, plus are the Ravens bad? Will Manny leave?   Leading Off We talk about Christmas movies, including “Black Santa’s Revenge.”   Ravens Talk How about that worst call ever? Who do we blame? Still, the Ravens pulled off the win to set up a huge showdown in Pittsburgh on Christmas.   Santa Santa joins us to talk about the O’s and our Birdland Xmas lists. He tells us who is naughty and nice in Baltimore sports.   O’s Talk All of the Orioles free agents are […]

Section 336 Episode 193: Phone Problems

Jonah Heim catches a pop up.
Have you ever been driving home from work and gotten the call that you have been traded to another office? That is kind of what happened to our guest today. We talk to Jonah Heim, the Orioles minor leaguer who was traded this summer for Steve Pearce. We also ask if the Ravens losing to the Patriots changes our opinion about this team, and finally we tell you exactly what the Orioles should do with Zach Britton.   Leading Off Are 336 and the intern growing apart?   Ravens Talk […]

Section 336 Episode 192 – Pitch Receiving

head shot of kid wearing team baseball jersey
Will the Orioles make a move at the winter meetings? Do the Ravens have a chance against the Patriots? And How is Alex Murphy spending his offseason? Just a few question we ask on this week’s show.   O’s Talk The Red Sox already won the offseason, trading for Chris Sale. Ugh. Meanwhile, the O’s are doing nothing, not even trying to extend Manny Machado. They may, however, be working on extending Chris Tillman.   Alex Murphy What’s Alex been up to since we last talked to him in spring […]

Section 336 Episode 191: Feet to Butt

Josh, Matt and Bumble talk about the new CBA agreement, the Orioles, and look ahead at the Ravens schedule.   Leading Off Should we take a trip down to National Harbor for the MLB winter meetings?   New MLB CBA Let’s talk about the new CBA and how it could affect the O’s. Do you have any interest in speculating over players the Orioles MIGHT sign?   Ravens Talk The first quarter is the only time worth watching the games these days. Was the “Safety Dance” clever or cheap? Let’s […]

Section 336 Episode 190: Trey Boom Boom Mancini

Trey Mancini tips his cap to the crowd.
It is Thanksgiving week but we are still focused on talking Orioles. Alan Mills gets the call up we’ve been wanting, should the Orioles trade Zach Britton? and Trey Mancini calls into Section 336.   Leading Off Turkey talk, of course.   O’s Talk Hey, some news! Roger McDowell is the O’s new pitching coach, and Alan Mills is the new bullpen coach. Thoughts? The most important thing, obviously, is another Orioles-Seinfeld connection. Players seem to love Alan Mills, so the guys are all in on this move. Of course, […]

Section 336 Episode 189: Intern’s Interns

Hyun-soo Kim prepares to hit.
Today on the Show the Intern is back, he fills us in on his last few months, the Ravens are back now that they won 2 games in 1 week, and the Orioles are, well never mind, we’ll talk Orioles anyway.   Leading Off Now that the election is over, the Intern is back (with his huge laptop). Where’s he been??   And now, back to sports… The Ravens have been on a little roll, winning two straight to climb atop the AFC North. They have the number one defense […]

Section 336 Episode 187 – Death

Today on the show we talk about what the Orioles can learn from the World Series, touch on Halloween, our ups and downs, and somehow…this all leads to death.   Leading Off – Spooky Time The Intern is still out on the campaign trail. Josh had some Halloween problems because he decided to ask kids to be honest and “take one!” from the bowl. The guys also have a long conversation about horror movies.   World Series Talk The Indians proved that the best team doesn’t always get to (or […]

Section 336 Episode 186 – Hot Dog Day

Today on the show, we talk World Series, Orioles, Ravens, pop culture and more.   Leading Off Let’s start with some World Series talk. Josh is wearing an Indians jersey. He has a really weird reason to be rooting for Cleveland. Bert says Go Cubs, but is fine with either team winning. Here’s to droughts endings. Maybe ours will some day… Matt’s rooting for the Cubs to not only win, but to do it in Chicago.   Ravens Talk The Ravens lost to…the Jets? SERIOUSLY? Man…maybe we’re worse than we […]
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