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Thread: The Future of the Hangout
02-15-2012 04:02 PM #151GCL O's
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My apologies for not responding to your many questions and replies; however, shortly after my second post on Monday, our accounts were locked and I was unable to post or private message. Therefore, we did not have an adequate opportunity to explain our position and our rationale, or to answer the criticisms.
The main message the Orioles want to share with each of you is that we remain committed to supporting online Orioles communities. We do appreciate your love of the Orioles and for your passion both for and against some of our decisions, policies, efforts and initiatives.
If anyone would like to contact me to discuss your concerns, I’d be more than happy to open up a dialogue.
02-15-2012 04:31 PM #152
After 14 losing seasons, countless slaps in the faces to the fans (ie, charging additonal fees for walk up ticket sales), and an obvious refusal to even consider going after the best talent in the league when its available, I ask one simple question...How can the Orioles brass expect the fans to shell out tight dollars in this economy to suppport an organization that gives nothing back?
By the way, we love Baltimore on the away jerseys, and we love the cartoon bird, but really, truly, the only thing we care about is winning. My high school daughters have NEVER in their lives seen an Orioles team win more games than they've lost.
02-15-2012 04:33 PM #153
I hate to say it but they can tell us all to take a flying leap and then laugh when we threaten to never come back. We are the equivalent of fans of the Washington Generals. They don't need us except as a foil for the "real" teams in the league. I just hope that one day we get an owner that wants to view winning and especially destroying the MFY with a passion like Ahab had for the White Whale. From hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee.
02-15-2012 04:36 PM #154
This thread is about moving on and I don't want it to get derailed into more he-said/he-said stuff. Thanks for understanding and we hope you will post the Orioles' thoughts on matters more important than Hangout negotiations.
We all moving forward and not looking back. Thanks.
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02-15-2012 04:56 PM #158
Again, I'm sure the O's do plenty of things like this, but at the moment it's an unfortunate contrast.
02-15-2012 04:57 PM #159
What you did is akin to a boy breaking up with his girlfriend, and then sending a mass e-mail to all of her closest friend's and family explaining how screwed up she was. It's childish and petty and I hope you were reprimanded for it.
Tony - Sorry, I know you're saying that we're moving on, but it bothers me that he would come on here again to offer a token apology while not addressing at all his biggest flaw during all of this.
02-15-2012 04:59 PM #160
The O's have less in attendance most nights than there are members of this board, IMO. If I'm wrong, it can't be by much.
I guess I just don't understand how crapping on one of your most dedicated fanbases is good for business. I bought a cartoon bird hat a few months ago, and after the events of the last few days, I'm pretty sure that'll be my last O's purchase for awhile. That includes going to games, merchandise, etc.
I see no reason to spend my income (most of which is already going to a wedding and home purchase) on a losing team that refuses to throw their fans a bone.
02-15-2012 05:03 PM #161
After the O's did nothing this offseason that required real money can you please share the pre-planned excuse for when we don't sign Soler?
Thanks in advance.
02-15-2012 05:14 PM #162Plus Member Since March 2010 All-Star
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- Dec 2007
I know some people who work in the Sales Department. What is going on ? You got rid of your marketing firm and went inhouse after a long relationship. You seemed to have also lost the OH relationship. I thought the O's were going to give a special gift to Season Tickets holders for the 20th season or has that also been nixed?
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02-15-2012 05:39 PM #163Released Released
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- Dover, PA
02-15-2012 05:43 PM #164
The more I read this thread, the madder I get at the Orioles. Ya know what?....I don't think we (as Orioles fans) should let the Orioles, and whoever is responsible for this asinine decision, get away with it!! Like myself, I'm sure a lot of people have already contacted the Orioles, but we should continue to LOUDLY voice our displeasure to them.
Mr. Bader, if you seriously want to open a dialogue, how about an e-mail address?
For those going down to Sarasota to take in some ST games, how about picketing outside the Orioles shiny new ST facility? And once the season starts, we can picket, and maybe even try an "Occupy Camden Yards" protest? No doubt both would get some local, and maybe even national, news coverage. Let's give 'em hell!!
(WARNING: this rant may be the result of a '60's flashback.)
02-15-2012 05:47 PM #165
I still want an explanation of how the O's can justify this when the team remains VERY profitable to Angelos, by all accounts.