Don't mean to throw it in the face of a new guy, but we acquired Rucker because of the Rule V draft and not any inefficiency in the market. We had space in the Rule V draft because of a lack of high quality depth in our minor leagues that would have been subject to the Rule V draft.
I think the shorter DL is a factor, but long DL stints seem to me up as well. I thought about trying to break down how many stints there were of different lengths, but perhaps that’s a project for another day.
MLB Network seems to show it every week if you want to watch it again. I recorded it on my DVR last month. After going to Japan a few times, Mr. Baseball intrigues me now and I want to watch it at least once.
Imagine back a few years ago, as a "black" season ticket holder (29 games) I was guaranteed my seats for OD, as well as the chance to buy the same number after the full-season ticket holders did the same. My first year was 2014, and I got similar seats in the field box for my friends. The next year, they were all down to the foul poles and stayed there for a few years until 2017/18. As an orange (13) member, you were guaranteed the number of tickets that you had, but not the same seat.
It's a pretty sad state of affairs that OD tickets are part of a five game plan right now.
My STH account representative said they had events planned for January with the theme of "The Orioles coming to your town." So I imagine they will take the Bird and maybe a handful of players and similar items to different hubs around the area.
Otherwise, if you want player interaction and other stuff like that, you need to be a season ticket holder to use your points, or buy into the theme night packages when they are released.