My Fanfest and Tejada blog…redux

January 24, 2010 | Drew Forrester

OK, so I handled it wrong.

It’s not often that I write a blog and then, 24 hours later, decide to admit that perhaps I could have done better with it.

Upon further review, I don’t think yesterday’s piece on FanFest and Miguel Tejada turned out to be reprensentative of the way I really feel.

It took reading through the comments I received to guide me in a different direction.  My initial thought, if you read Saturday’s blog, was that FanFest was a rousing success.  10,000 or so fans jammed their way into the Convention Center and the team did a superb job of pulling off the event.  I didn’t see one disappointed customer during the 90 minutes I was in attendance .

I wasn’t as thrilled about the Miguel Tejada signing and my blog reflected that.  It was sad – for me, anyway – to see the O’s cave in and bring a player back who left here under shady circumstances 25 months ago.  I expected Andy MacPhail to include the concept of integrity in any decision he made relative to a new player.

So that was the gist of yesterday’s blog.  Thumbs up to FanFest, thumbs down to Tejada’s return.

I now see that perhaps I handled it all wrong.

As I referenced above, sometimes it takes reading the comments and analyzing the feedback I receive to give me a better idea on how I should handle things.  Yesterday was one such occasion.

So without further ado, here’s the revised version of yesterday’s blog.


Drew’s take on FanFest and Tejada’s return

So I went down to the Convention Center today to check out FanFest.  I spent the better part of 90 minutes there.

It looked like most of the people there were having fun.  Other than that, I don’t really have an opinion on it.

In case you missed it, the Orioles have re-signed Miguel Tejada to a one-year contract worth $6 million.  He’s evidently going to switch from shortstop to 3rd base.  Tejada, you’ll recall, played four seasons with the team before being traded on December 12, 2007, the day before his name was included with and among other steroid users in The Mitchell Report.

I don’t really have an opinion on the Tejada signing.