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  1. And a new (slightly, not massively) larger one can still fit the architecture of the stadium.... you get rid of those static ad panels on the scoreboard and make that bottom board longer and it still fits on that same overall structure. Its just like what the Angels did
  2. Well, the other thing with the video boards are that they are 2009 technology. Too low resolution, grainy, for what they should be at this point in time, now over a decade later
  3. Orioles have the SMALLEST video scoreboard in MLB... and this article and graphic is from 2016 (!!!!) and it was the smallest then, six seasons ago https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/ct-baseball-video-boards-htmlstory.html (so be sure to toggle to the "View boards in order of SIZE" button and ignore the 'installed by year button' info it provides, as alot of the boards added after the Orioles one from 2009 have been replaced since this 2016 article/graphic (i.e. the Angels now have a newer one that is massive).
  4. You are right, as long as you sell it in the few weeks right after its given out. You see what some of the Orioles bobbleheads from the last few years are worth now (what they sell for)? Many of them sell now for $5 if you're lucky to find someone that will even buy them. I see posts all the time on Facebook of people selling the Orioles giveaway bobbleheads from the last few years for $1-$5 a piece. Remember how hot those statues were when they first came out? Pretty hard to sell now, and they're under $20 if you're lucky to find someone interested.
  5. 1.2 followers million on Facebook. 786k on Twitter. These numbers might be high (alot of baseball fans/media not necessarily fans of the Orioles follow the team on social media).... or they might be low (not everyone that is a 'fan' is going to follow them on FB, but when these high/low even out, its probably not too far off, so I really doubt its "millions". If you somewhat 'care' about the Orioles, you're probably going to click the old 'like' on FB
  6. This offer gets the pricing down to where it should be currently. The high reaches of LF Upper Deck are worth $9
  7. Scott is indeed the nicest of people. Super nice guy, which I think makes it harder for all of us to criticize him. Pressbox tried to make that same argument as some others have made regarding calling games on a monitor and that affecting Scott, basically harping on calling a game off a monitor and trying to say that was his issue. But of course, PressBox completely ignored the fact that only 50% of games are on the road where he's using the monitor, and the other 50% are home games where he's seeing the game live in front of him..... and no matter home game or away game on the moni
  8. My opinions match yours. Melanie is awful as a play by play or color announcer. But my other opinion is that Geoff Arnold is even worse. And put the two of them together, and hooo boy, is that bad radio.
  9. He also was a part owner of a local strip club. Don't remember which one, but I always remembered that about him
  10. Absolutely. That's the whole other wrinkle that there are many less households that get MASN than years ago, thus less carriage fees than in the 2000s when MASN started. But still, and RSN is key, and why MASN wants to have all of the broadcasts on the RSN and not on an over-the-air station
  11. No way. The value of all of it for MASN (aka the Orioles) is to have the cable network and sell the 'carriage' to the cable and satellite companies for the monthly carriage fee PER SUBSCRIBER. EXAMPLE -- Let's say you have Comcast and 20 of the other 23 houses in your neighborhood (in MD, DC, VA, NC, DE, WV, southcentral PA) have Comcast, and the other three houses have DirectTV. But of the 24 total houses in your neighbhorhood, only 5 of the 24 houses ever turn on MASN in a given month --- well, it doesn't matter because every Comcast household, every DirectTV household, etc, that service
  12. Sounds like YES Network and NESN. Both of those networks actually TRY and put a slew of quality programs on them. MASN/Orioles put no effort into MASN at all. Prior posts mentioned it all --- all the way down to that they haven't changed the music or graphics in over a decade. Its all just a front to grab all of the carriage fees from the cable networks, which is what the ultimate value in a RSN is. As a team, you own your rights and can do what you want with them, so why not hold onto them and have that control so you can actually have your own network and get those carriage fe
  13. The whole "mobile ticket only" thing for covid reasons is quite the lie by the Orioles. The dirtiest thing (other than a hotel TV remote) is each person's cell phone. The irony is that a printed up season ticket or game ticket from the box office that is ONE TIME USE is 1000% more sanitary than someone's cell phone that they're touching all day, including when on the toilet. Crazy that the Orioles think fans are dumb
  14. Do we know that the Orioles are going to continue allowing print-at-home tickets? The Ravens do not allow print-at-home tickets at all anymore. Can only use the app. Also, the whole thing about mobile-only tickets for covid reasons is big-time BS. The dirtiest thing (other than a hotel TV remote) is each person's cell phone. The irony is that a printed up season ticket or game ticket from the box office that is ONE TIME USE is 1000% more sanitary than someone's cell phone that they're touching all day, including when on the toilet. This is the Orioles A) saving hundreds of tho
  15. #MASN-LIES (or doesn't tell the full story). Orioles ratings down double digit percentage in 2020, and were the 2nd lowest viewership in all of baseball https://www.forbes.com/sites/maurybrown/2020/10/04/mlb-sees-local-tv-and-streaming-viewership-up-over-4-for-2020/?sh=31a9c2d3dacd
  16. Well said, and also that "average income" isn't really helping the Orioles as people haven't been buying tickets. Also true of what spiritof66 said is in regards to some of DC creeping into the average income numbers. Those people in Anne Arundel and Howard County that work and/or associate themselves as DC, spending their time and money on the Nationals are in that average income number too, so its not that rosy for the Orioles unfortunately. On the corporation/business side there was a very telling chart in The Athletic a few weeks ago in an article about MLB expansion a
  17. And the market and economy didn't tank until the summer of 2008 (either August or September 2008), so if Marlins Park was approved in February 2008 as you mention, that was before that economic downturn
  18. You're three decades late on this idea. Teams did it all the time back in the 1990s. You could pay to do it on the club level overlooking the field at Camden Yards back in the mid-90s
  19. Your opinion. My opinion (and the opinion I heard from many others) was that Arnold was awful. I couldn't stand listening to him as I thought he sounded like a bad 1950s DJ. Overpronunciates. I'm sorry for my opinion if you are related to him. Kevin Brown is the most decent one on the broadcasters. The rest are very low end, minor league. As they say in life -- you get what you pay for. The Orioles are going cheap in getting rid of the professional veteran broadcasters like Gary Thorne, Joe Angel, Hunter, Manfra, and it very much led to a cheap sounding broadcast. Remember, this
  20. Heard this on the radio broadcast today --- $5 oil changes at Mr. Tire stores in the Baltimore area this Wednesday 8/31 and Sunday 9/4, thanks to the Orioles 5-0 win today, Sun 8/28. Info at http://www.mrtire.com/baseball
  21. Chris Young has some ties to the region.... his father-in-law is Washington Capitals president Dick Patrick
  22. went to buy one as the 10% Hangout code pushed me to buy one, but it says its expired. Or, is it possible to meet you at a game and buy one from you then to save on the shipping?
  23. How do you know it will happen on Friday?
  24. is there any purpose to the MyOriolesTickets account ? I just logged onto mine, and there isn't much in there of any substance. Much weaker than it used to be under the old Ticketmaster ticket system
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