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Hey folks-

We were nominated for the Baltimore Sun's 2010 Mobbie Awards. Go here to vote...early & often!

Thank you for supporting the Orioles Hangout!!!

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I don't see the Orioles Hangout on the list.

We're checking into this. I was told we were nominated two weeks ago by a Sun Paper staffer and saw us on there earlier today. Perhaps some one a little higher in the food chain took us off for some reason. Looks like they might be up to something fishy.

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I swear the OH was on there a couple days ago when I went on to vote.


It was. Apparently some people were trying to get us kicked out of the category and someone on the staff took us off . After consultation we will be back up there under Tony's Take (Orioles Hangout.com).

Now let's go and show everyone despite being behind by a day on the voting that they can't keep the Orioles hangout faithful down.

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Voted (a few times, I think). To clarify, can we vote multiple times?

Why did people argue to take you off the ballot? Can you elaborate?

Let's just say some of the other blog owners complained. We were told at 4:30 that we were taken off and then after having pushed up the chain we were able to come up with a compromise that made our entry "Tony's Take" (Orioles Hangout.com).

The more Senior Editor made the right choice to add us back on and we appreciate the Sun rectifying a wrong. People had two weeks to complain about us being on the ballot and had they wanted us off, they should have done it before halfway through the first day of voting.

In the end, there is a lot of jealousy out there and it's ashamed that people sometimes focus on trying to knock other people instead of focusing on their own product.

Thanks for everyone's support. Everytime the Hangout wins anything it's a direct reflection of our outstanding and loyal Hangouters. I'm humbled (yes I know it's hard to believe ;)) that so many people call our community their internet home and it motivates us to improve our product. We have a ton of things we're going to upgrade this offseason as we prepare to cover a winning Orioles team in 2011....

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