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mojmann

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About mojmann

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    Plus Member Since 04/04
  • Birthday 9/9/1967

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  • Location
    Philadelphia
  • Homepage
    http://
  • Interests
    fly fishing, reading
  • Occupation
    Afflicting the comfortable and comforting the afflicted
  • Favorite Current Oriole
    Nick Markakis
  • Favorite All Time Oriole
    Brooks Robinson
  1. It's all about memories of a simpler time when Boh was brewed here and everybody's father and uncles worked at Sparrows Point or GM. Everybody drank Boh and Natty Premium, including Wild Bill. Memories, nostalgia ... That's what it's all about. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I hear this a lot. But, serious question, what do you think they can do to fix that?
  3. You weren't the only one. During one of the last Stallions games in Baltimore, I was a reporter shadowing Jim Speros for the day. I'll never forget when he came out of the tunnel, there was a huge chant of "Art Modell can go to hell!" Hard to believe, but true. People didn't embrace the Browns right away.
  4. Thank you for saying this. It's shocking how little stock Americans put into their cultural institutions. The BMA is magnificent and so is the Walter's. But Camden Yards was one of the best things, if not the best thing, to happen to modern Baltimore.
  5. Now the publicly funded hotel NEXT to Camden Yards -- that was a stupid idea.
  6. http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/blog/morning-edition/2013/11/bloomberg-report-makes-camden-yards.html?ana=e_bal_rdup&s=newsletter&ed=2013-11-26 A ridiculous analysis. It's also interesting that they make Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed seem heroic for not supporting the Braves -- even though he just gave the Falcons a $1 billion stadium deal for 8 games a year.
  7. It's about time we start taking head trauma seriously. Baseball -- unlike that other dangerous, ridiculous spectacle that gets played on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays in the fall -- is reformable without changing the nature of the game. I say this as a former catcher who was knocked out cold 30 years ago in a play at the plate.
  8. It's interesting how often these conversations are coming up these days. We didn't talk about this stuff 10 years ago. Recently, I was on a tourist bus in Boston and the guide said something about the Patriots preseason game the night before. Somebody on the bus yelled out, "I wonder how many people got hurt?" That led to a short discussion about head injuries. The NFL should be very nervous ... more and more people are going to come to the conclusion that modern football, like smoking, slowly kills many of its participants solely for our entertainment. That's too much for many people to handle ethically. Soldiers, firemen, policemen face danger -- but for the benefit of society.
  9. Very interesting analysis, but you also have to keep in mind that in 1975 General Admission seats were $2.00 and you could bring in a cooler of your own beer. Also, in 1975, the population in Baltimore City was much more dense. Transportation wasn't as much of an issue.
  10. Take a look at this link from Baseball Reference. It's attendance in 1975. I picked that year because I attended my first game at Memorial Stadium in '75. http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/MLB/1975-misc.shtml Only two teams broke 2 million. Anyone who says baseball is in decline needs to have their heads examined.
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    This is truly outrageous ... and an incredibly foolish PR move by the NFL. "League of Denial" is going to have a lot more viewers now.
  12. With what I now know about it as a journalist and a human being, I can't possibly enjoy the sport anymore. And I loved it. Went to the Giants-Ravens Super Bowl. Here's more reading about the NFL's incompetence and immorality: http://www.gq.com/sports/profiles/200909/nfl-players-brain-dementia-study-memory-concussions
  13. Who in their right mind would let their son play football with what we now know? You'd be better off giving him a bottle of whiskey and a pack of Marlboros.
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