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03-23-2012 04:43 PM #136
03-23-2012 05:53 PM #137Bowie
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Yeah...you know, I'm largely unimpressed with the effort or the answers that were supplied. This is a very real opportunity for the Orioles to take advantage of and REALLY use social media to connect with their most diehard fans. Spin, spin, spin. If this is what it's going to amount to why bother? I could have written these answers and done this myself.
03-23-2012 10:20 PM #138
03-23-2012 10:22 PM #139
03-23-2012 10:30 PM #140
If the Orioles aren't going to spend big bucks for big time Free Agents, and they aren't going to spend virtually any money in the Latin American market, then they need to be the #1 spender in the Rule IV draft. And, they need to do that by a comfortable margin.
Complaints out of the way, I will say that I do appreciate the Orioles listening to fans regarding some smaller issues (Baltimore on the road jerseys and the cartoon bird back on the hats). Now let's see the team play the way they did when those two things were originally a part of this baseball team.
03-23-2012 10:37 PM #141
Sorry, no disrespect to you or to whoever's doing the writing for the Orioles, it was a terrible answer. But it was about what I expected. I'll move on from this thread, now.
03-23-2012 10:46 PM #142
03-24-2012 12:30 AM #143
03-24-2012 12:35 AM #144
I mean, on a serious level, and I'll leave the drafting and scouting alone...I think we ALL know how I feel about those, but does the team GENUINELY think that the fans want to pay to see this garbage they are putting forward on blind faith?
You know how over it I am? At the store tonight we saw a pretty nice looking O's summer polo tonight, decent price, and I wouldn't get it cause I'm that disgusted with the way this team has been run. It honestly came out of my mouth without thinking, if it was a Nats polo I might think about it.
I really just want to know if the team knows how fed up we are, and if they do, why they keep charging so much money for tickets, beer, and food at the park. I gave up my season tickets for Caps season tickets 5 years ago, and I don't have ONE ounce of regret.
03-24-2012 01:10 AM #145
I don't have a problem with high concession prices, b.c those are everywhere. The suggestion earlier was a great one though: a ton of the soon-to-be unsold upper deck tickets would be well used by giving them to charity, fundraising or children's organizations. The stadium looks crowded, the people will give the Orioles money via concessions, and it will build a stronger fanbase in the kids that are now able to attend the games.
More lenient ushers would also be nice. If the official policy isn't going to change (though it should), I'd rather not be treated like a petty criminal when I'm being turned away. I had one usher radio all the other ushers in the area to keep an eye on my 3 friends and I after we tried to sit down in an empty section in the 8th inning of an irrelevant game. And I've heard of plenty of stories like this to conclude that the ushers are instructed to act this way by the powers that be.
03-24-2012 01:31 AM #146Plus Members Since 9/11 All-Star
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03-24-2012 03:09 AM #147
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03-24-2012 08:28 AM #150
There were plenty of top flight overslot picks available. Ten other teams seemed to be able to find them to a higher degree than us in 2011.
And about personnel we still seem to have 1/2 the scouts or way less scouts than the Blue Jays, Rays, Red Sox, and Yankees. Is that a calculated move as well? Doesn't look to have paid off quite well in the past.
And now that there are spending caps in place for the draft and the international signings can we expect to hear that as the excuse going forward for why we don't spend more? And since there are now caps in place will that money be re-allocated to signing legit free agent players instead of what we sign now?