I vote “YES” to a Free The Birds reunion!

November 06, 2008 | Drew Forrester

I’m giving all of you six days notice.

That’s plenty of time to think of a convenient excuse.

“All of you” means every single one of you who were with us on September 21, 2006.

Next Wednesday, November 12 is a fairly historic day for the Baltimore sports fan.

It’s on that date that we can all officially say, for the first time in a long, long time:  The Orioles are listening to the fans.

On September 21, 2006, nearly 2,000 of you joined WNST in the first “Free The Birds” event at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.  Not to take that trip down “Free The Birds-Lane”, but we all gathered on that sunny Thursday afternoon to show the O’s our displeasure with the state of the franchise – yet, at the same time, remind them that scores of people are still “out there” in Baltimore who would support the club if they started doing the right thing(s).

The worm has now turned – a little…and it’s our turn to gather once again.

But this time, we should gather to say “thank you”.

I believe that every single one of you that showed up on September 21, 2006 to show your displeasure for the team has a responsibility to show up next Wednesday, November 12 (12 noon, Gallery at Harborplace) and thank the team for restoring the word “BALTIMORE” to the front of the team’s away jersey.

The fans have finally won.

And it’s a reason to say “thanks”, because, well, the front office staff of the current ownership regime hasn’t always been real good about listening to its customers.

They’ve listened on this one.

It took 35 years, but “BALTIMORE” has won.

I’ll be there next Wednesday.

I was there on 9/21/06 as part of “Free The Birds” and voiced my displeasure.

I’ll be there next Wednesday to say “thanks for listening”.

I hope to see you there.