Jump to content
Frobby

How much would you pay to have 81 Orioles games to watch on TV this year (read the hypothetical below)?

How much would you pay to watch 81 Orioles games this year  

19 members have voted

This poll is closed to new votes
  1. 1. How much would you pay to watch 81 Orioles games on TV this year?

    • $25 or less
    • No more than $50
    • No more than $100
    • No more than $200
    • I’d gladly pay $200+

  • Please sign in or register to vote in this poll.
  • Poll closed on 5/9/2020 at 04:00

Recommended Posts

23 minutes ago, PaulFolk said:

This is one of the most bizarre statements I've ever seen. Why even be a fan of sports, if everybody on the team must fit your perfect ideal for a ballplayer or you refuse to root for them? Nobody's saying you have to think they're great players, but you're saying you literally aren't pulling for them to succeed.

Whatever most if the people on here last year were rooting for the Orioles to finish worse than the Tigers. I can root for whom I want. I didn’t watch many games last year because every time I turned the game on players were throwing to the wrong base or making boneheaded base running mistakes or not covering the bag on steals or countless other plays a well coached high school team wouldn’t make. 
 

I don’t have to root for a team that is built to lose.  I rooted for Villar, Alberto, Bundy and Cashner. I had a hard time rooting for Mancini as he is such a bad outfielder but I came to realize it isn’t his fault he is played out of position. 
 

Bizarre? Did you see how empty the stands were last season? Did you notice how empty the game threads on here were?   I was a season ticket holder when they had good pl Ayers but I am not going to pay to watch a team that gives up double digit runs as a common occurrence and doesn’t know fundamentals.  And is devoid of any prospects.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
52 minutes ago, atomic said:

Whatever most if the people on here last year were rooting for the Orioles to finish worse than the Tigers. I can root for whom I want. I didn’t watch many games last year because every time I turned the game on players were throwing to the wrong base or making boneheaded base running mistakes or not covering the bag on steals or countless other plays a well coached high school team wouldn’t make. 
 

I don’t have to root for a team that is built to lose.  I rooted for Villar, Alberto, Bundy and Cashner. I had a hard time rooting for Mancini as he is such a bad outfielder but I came to realize it isn’t his fault he is played out of position. 
 

Bizarre? Did you see how empty the stands were last season? Did you notice how empty the game threads on here were?   I was a season ticket holder when they had good pl Ayers but I am not going to pay to watch a team that gives up double digit runs as a common occurrence and doesn’t know fundamentals.  And is devoid of any prospects.

That's understandable.  A lot of people go fishing or root for the Nats or watch reruns of TJ Hooker when the team isn't doing well and come back when they're really good.  Takes a lot to stick with a team through thick and thin.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would pay whatever MLB and the Orioles asked me to pay.  Which is what I have always done.  Just tell me what it is and I will send it in.  

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How many people actually watched professional stone skipping on BSPN?  Talk about throwing money away.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 hours ago, atomic said:

Whatever most if the people on here last year were rooting for the Orioles to finish worse than the Tigers. I can root for whom I want. I didn’t watch many games last year because every time I turned the game on players were throwing to the wrong base or making boneheaded base running mistakes or not covering the bag on steals or countless other plays a well coached high school team wouldn’t make. 
 

I don’t have to root for a team that is built to lose.  I rooted for Villar, Alberto, Bundy and Cashner. I had a hard time rooting for Mancini as he is such a bad outfielder but I came to realize it isn’t his fault he is played out of position. 
 

Bizarre? Did you see how empty the stands were last season? Did you notice how empty the game threads on here were?   I was a season ticket holder when they had good pl Ayers but I am not going to pay to watch a team that gives up double digit runs as a common occurrence and doesn’t know fundamentals.  And is devoid of any prospects.

Lucky for you we traded Villar, so maybe this will be somewhat reduced this year.

I like watching everyone that puts on an Oriole uniform, even the most flawed players.  There is always something there that's intriguing, these guys are some of the most talented to ever play the sport.  Do I think Stevie Wilkerson is an everyday ML player? Absolutely not, but I can find admirable qualities there.  I can't wait for them to be back and to cheer them on again, warts and all.  

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/10/2020 at 10:01 AM, DrungoHazewood said:

I guess I'd pay $50 or something.

It is funny that all of us who have cable are still paying our $5 or whatever monthly MASN fee.  MASN without the Nats and Orioles is just an endless stream of infomercials and random reruns of supposedly classic games.  There can't be more than a few dozen people watching the channel at any given moment.  They have to be pulling in huge profits.  Millions of mandatory subscription fees, and no game day expenses.  I'm guessing they locked in advertising contracts months or years ago.

Mitch Hedberg joke:

”I was watching a game on ESPN Classic and some guy hit a foul ball.   

“CLASSIC!”
 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Big Mac said:

Lucky for you we traded Villar, so maybe this will be somewhat reduced this year.

I like watching everyone that puts on an Oriole uniform, even the most flawed players.  There is always something there that's intriguing, these guys are some of the most talented to ever play the sport.  Do I think Stevie Wilkerson is an everyday ML player? Absolutely not, but I can find admirable qualities there.  I can't wait for them to be back and to cheer them on again, warts and all.  

Every team has flawed players.  The dynastic 1990s Yanks had Luis Sojo getting multiple rings for basically being Stevie Wilkerson.  Bob Johnson had a .544 OPS for the '66 Orioles.  The 1983 Orioles had Todd Cruz hitting .208.  Rocky Coppinger had a 5.18 ERA for the '96 Orioles.  When bad players are on good teams they become fan favorites, cult heroes.  The current Orioles just have a few more of them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/9/2020 at 7:18 PM, OsFanSinceThe80s said:

Can we get in market streaming finally? 

I live in NYC.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, Big Mac said:

Lucky for you we traded Villar, so maybe this will be somewhat reduced this year.

I like watching everyone that puts on an Oriole uniform, even the most flawed players.  There is always something there that's intriguing, these guys are some of the most talented to ever play the sport.  Do I think Stevie Wilkerson is an everyday ML player? Absolutely not, but I can find admirable qualities there.  I can't wait for them to be back and to cheer them on again, warts and all.  

So, Wilkerson gets a pass, but Villar was a bonehead on the base paths and often throws to the wrong base on defense? 
 

Villar had an OPS of .792 and was below average at both 2B and SS, but he’s capable (-7 and -4 at 2B and SS respectfully) of playing both. 

On a non-contending team he was hardly the problem.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Il BuonO said:

So, Wilkerson gets a pass, but Villar was a bonehead on the base paths and often throws to the wrong base on defense? 
 

Villar had an OPS of .792 and was below average at both 2B and SS, but he’s capable (-7 and -4 at 2B and SS respectfully) of playing both. 

On a non-contending team he was hardly the problem.

That was not really the point I was trying to make.  I generally enjoyed watching Villar. 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Let's say $100. But, there is an unusual caveat. If I am staying at home most days, then I am looking for baseball games in the afternoon. The game should be played anyway in the sun, as the gods intended. For night games in empty stadia, let's say $50. Although the team has major flaws,, the GM is working to create a respectable one. It'll be fun to follow the young players and enjoy their development, sometimes postive and often a step back. Might even be fun to see Chris Davis at bat, if spring training was a harbinger of a miraculous comeback. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


Orioles Information


Orioles News and Information

Daily Organizational Boxscores
News

Tony's Takes

Orioles Roster Resource

Orioles Prospect Information

2018 End of Season Top 30 Prospects List

Prospect Scouting Reports

Statistics

2019 Orioles Stats

2019 Orioles Minor League Stats

Baseball Savant Stats






  • Posts

    • 60, again, with the Blue Jays still playing their home games in Buffalo because Canada still won't be allowing anybody in from the United States.
    • The Baltimore Orioles will not win the World Series in 2020. This is how the Orioles might win the World Series next year (2021) 1. Trevor Bauer (SP) - $35 million. The biggest need for the Orioles a TOR starter.  Bauer is the best FA pitcher on the market, and will command a large contract.  2. DJ LeMahieu (2B/3B) - $15 million.   Would have to decide whether it makes more sense to have LeMaheiu at third and Alberto at second or vice versa. 3. Alex Colome (CP) - $10 million.  While the Orioles bullpen did performances, there was a real problem with closer.   Colome fulfills this need.   Rotation: 1. Bauer 2. Means 3. Cobb 4/5 Two of Akin/Kremer/Eschelman Bullpen: Lakins/Scott/Armstrong/Fry CP: Colome Lineup: C  Two of Severino/Sisco/Rustchman 1B Mancini 2B LeMahieu SS Iglesias 3B Alberto LF Mountcastle/Stewart CF Hays/Mullins RF Santander DH - platoon of Stewart/Severino/Sisco/etc.                
    • You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by.
    • I was going to ask what makes him toolsy besides the power but Hoosiers post suggests he has speed and can go get the ball.  Sounds like the arm is average at best.  Is there any chance he's a potential CF?
    • I went for more accomplised over shiny new thing, so Bannon/Zimmerman.  However, something about Stauffer intrigues me, age, size, K's, under the radar. His is the only name I was surprised to see in the poll so I kinda hope it's him.
    • What TV revenue? The TV networks pay what they pay for postseason games.   National coverage of regular season games does nothing but fill air time and gets very low ratings.   In a typical season a nationally televised NFL preseason game will get higher ratings than nearly any regular season MLB game.   Fox & TBS pays MLB for the All Star Game and the postseason, they would probably not care if they didn't broadcast any regular season games because no one watches them.   Most baseball fans watch their local team every day.   ESPN is the same except that they do need something to fill programming hours on their networks so they have a little more motivation to broadcast regular season games.   But for the most part, the national TV contracts exist for the postseason.   And MLB knows it so they will try to have as short a season possible because they know Fox & company will still ante up almost as much.   Cut the season in half and Fox will still pay 90% of what they pay now because all they really want is to broadcast the big games in October. Yes, the local TV revenue exists.   Except in a lot of cases (Balt/Wash, NYY, Bos, many others) it's a team owned network paying the team for the games, so it's just a paper transaction. A higher chunk of MLB revenue comes from actual attendance than any other major sport.   So it's the one sport where the owners have a strong motivation for a shorter season.  
    • I disagree that he's so important that a team would have to overpay for him to be dealt.  He's still pretty much the same guy the O's got on the cheap last year. Anyway, bad defense encourages the pitchers to strike batters out!
  • Popular Contributors

×
×
  • Create New...