With the Orioles recent run of losses and the front office’s continuation of Marxist policies regarding the fans and media, my email lights up at least a few times a day asking me whether FREE THE BIRDS is a living breathing movement.
A guy named Ray dropped me a note this morning and I answered him with the response below. I’ll have more to write on the second anniversary of FTB next week, but this is my official position:
There SHOULD be one…
But I honestly don’t have time or energy to organize one at this point…
No one seems to care about the Orioles, which is the real problem…
But the Angelos family continues to lie to us about “better days ahead” and the city and the “establishment” that feeds at the trough continues to take the payouts in the way of advertising and “partnership” and shut up…
Call Channel 13 or CBS Radio or The Sun or The Examiner or PressBox and see if they want to organize a walkout?
They’re the only ones making money off of the team via orange advertisments….
The Orioles write them big checks and their “journalists” wave the pom poms and ignore the truth…
And the truth?
The Orioles ineptitude is killing the downtown area…
But, the people here don’t want the truth…
The stadium and the surrounding businesses have been empty for weeks and were painfully empty back in April and May. You can go watch the videos on wnsTV.
I’ve done my share…I gave them a spring and summer of “amnesty” and tried many, many times this year to get people to go BACK to the games. We called it “SEE THE BIRDS.” Go read my blogs from April and May.
I’ve actually tried to get people to go BACK to the stadium. I offered pre-game parties, drinks, fun, etc.
Not only do most old-school Orioles fans not want to go, the Orioles won’t even take our phone calls to help PROMOTE their team. We tried to BUY 500 tickets on Aug. 8th and they refused to work with us or help us get THEIR fans to THEIR ballpark.
And we have the most travelled daily sports website in the area by five-fold.
But Andy McPhail told me he’s a “company man” and that he won’t be discussing baseball or Baltimore with WNST.
Good for him.
Bad for you.
But I’m more concerned with spending my energy fixing my own company and supporting the Ravens while we’re having fun.
It’s football season. I want to be happy.
Thinking about, dealing with or communicating with the Orioles brings me no pleasure or joy.
But I’ll write more about FTB next week.