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Enjoy Labor Day with your family and Fox Sports Radio on WNST!

Posted on 02 September 2013 by WNST Staff

We hope you have a wonderful Labor Day enjoying time with your family, friends and us here at WNST.net!

We’ve allowed our local hosts to spend their Labor Day with their loved ones, you’ll be in the more than capable hands of Fox Sports Radio’s talented national lineup on AM1570 and streaming live at WNST.net/TuneIn Radio app!

In the meantime, we’ll have the Baltimore Ravens’ practice in Owings Mills covered (including media availability with coordinators Jim Caldwell, Dean Pees and Jerry Rosburg) here at WNST.net and @WNST on Twitter. Plus we’ll be keeping tabs on the Baltimore Orioles as they open a crucial series at the Cleveland Indians Monday afternoon as well!

We’ll be live and local once again Tuesday morning with Drew Forrester and Luke Jones 6am on The D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction. Don’t forget our next “Grab a Bud” Happy Hour with Glenn Clark from “The Reality Check” is Tuesday night at Hooters Towson!

And don’t forget that both Drew and Glenn make an appearance in “America’s Game: The 2012 Baltimore Ravens”, which debuts tonight at 9pm on the NFL Network.

Have a wonderful day off Monday. Go Birds!

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We hope you’re enjoying a “Purple Reign” weekend on WNST…

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We hope you’re enjoying a “Purple Reign” weekend on WNST…

Posted on 27 May 2013 by WNST Staff

We here at WNST would like to wish a very Happy Memorial Day to everyone to all of Baltimore and hope everyone takes time to reflect on those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms Monday.

We also hope you’ve enjoyed this “Purple Reign Weekend” on AM1570 WNST.net. We decided to forgo turning things over to Fox Sports Radio this holiday in favor of sharing the many audio clips that will be part of the “Purple Reign Radio Memories” six CD set that are available by purchasing the VIP Box Set edition of “Purple Reign 2: Faith Family & Football – A Baltimore Love Story” by our own Nestor Aparicio about the Super Bowl XLVII champion Baltimore Ravens.

The six CD set includes audio memories from the likes of Art Modell, John Harbaugh, Brian Billick, Joe Flacco, Ray Lewis, Ray Rice, Ed Reed, Dennis Pitta, Torrey Smith, Jacoby Jones, Justin Tucker and more. It’s an awesome collection of audio spanning the lengthy history of WNST and the Ravens. The VIP set will make the ultimate Father’s Day present for the purple football maniac in your life.

We’ll be back with you live Tuesday morning at 6am when Drew Forrester and Luke Jones return for “The D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction.”

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 23 April 2013 by Glenn Clark

Honorable Mention: Boxing-Sergio Martinez vs. Martin Murray (Saturday 8:30pm from Buenos Aires live on HBO), Zab Judah vs. Danny Garcia (Saturday 9pm from Brooklyn, NY live on Showtime); MLS: DC United @ Columbus Crew (Saturday 7:30pm from Columbus, OH live on MLS Direct Kick); Golf: PGA Tour Zurich Classic of New Orleans (Thursday & Friday 3pm live on Golf Channel Saturday & Sunday 1pm live on Golf Channel 3pm live on CBS. All golf from Avondale, LA), Champions Tour Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf (Friday 12:30pm Saturday & Sunday 1pm. All golf from Savannah, GA), North Texas LPGA Shootout (Thursday 12:30pm Friday 6:30pm Saturday & Sunday 3pm from Irving, TX live on Golf Channel)

10. Rihanna (Wednesday 7:30pm 1st Mariner Arena Monday 7:30pm Verizon Center); Kendrick Lamar (Tuesday 8pm Patriot Center); Dru Hill (Friday 9pm Rams Head Live); Badfish, A Tribute to Sublime (Friday 8pm Baltimore Soundstage), Fabolous/Pusha T (Sunday 8pm Baltimore Soundstage); ALO (Tuesday 7pm 8×10 Club); The Joy Formidable (Tuesday 8pm Ottobar); Chris Cagle (Saturday 9pm Rams Head Center Stage); Sara Bareilles (Thursday 6:30pm 9:30 Club); Aimee Mann (Thursday 7:30pm Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts); Gladys Knight (Thursday & Friday 8pm Strathmore); All Time Low/Pierce The Veil (Sunday 5:30pm Towson Center); Phoenix “Bankrupt” and Frank Turner “Tape Deck Heart” available in stores/on iTunes (Tuesday)

Dru Hill was nearly as significant a part of my childhood as chocolate milk. Perhaps more significant. Baltimore institutions.

I had a college girlfriend that thought the song “Chicks Dig It” was about the greatest song of all time. She was…like…REALLY hot…so I might well have told her I agreed.

Our friends from All Time Low have been tremendous to us. Be tremendous to them and go see them this weekend. They love Baltimore sports as much as you do.

Frank Turner does folk punk. It’s truly phenomenal.

9. Sarah Silverman (Thursday 8pm Warner Theatre), Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth (Friday & Saturday 8pm Warner Theatre); Jerry Seinfeld (Saturday 7pm & 9:30pm Meyerhoff Symphony Hall); David Alan Grier (Thursday-Saturday Baltimore Comedy Factory); Michael McDonald (Friday-Sunday DC Improv); Big Wedding” and “Pain & Gain” out in theaters (Friday); Jurassic Park 3D” and “Gangster Squad” available on Blu-Ray/DVD (Tuesday)

There’s absolutely no reason to not be completely in support of the Mike Tyson show…

You know whose one man show should be coming next?

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 12 March 2013 by Glenn Clark

Honorable Mention: Golf-PGA Tour Tampa Bay Championship (Thursday & Friday 3pm live on Golf Channel Saturday 1:30pm live on Golf Channel 3pm live on NBC Sunday 1pm live on Golf Channel 3pm live on NBC), Champions Tour Toshiba Classic (Saturday 2:30pm Sunday 3pm from Newport Beach, CA live on Golf Channel), LPGA Tour RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup (Thursday & Friday 6:30pm Saturday & Sunday 4pm from Phoenix, AZ live on Golf Channel); Auto Racing: NASCAR Food City 500 (Sunday 12pm from Bristol, TN live on FOX); Tennis: ATP Tour WTA Tour BNP Paribas Open (Tuesday & Wednesday 1:30pm Thursday 1:30pm & 10pm live on Tennis Channel Friday 6:30pm & 9:30pm live on Tennis Channel 4:30pm & 11:30pm live on ESPN2 Saturday 3pm & 5pm live on ESPNNews 8:30pm live on Tennis Channel Sunday 3pm & 5pm live on ESPN2); College Football: Towson Pro Day (Tuesday Unitas Stadium), Maryland Pro Day (Wednesday Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium); Boxing: Timothy Bradly vs. Ruslan Provodnikov (Saturday 10:15pm from Carson, CA live on HBO); Women’s College Basketball: NCAA Tournament Selection Monday (Monday 7pm live on ESPN)

10. Rihanna (Tuesday 7:30pm 1st Mariner Arena); P!nk (Thursday 7:30pm Verizon Center); Trapt (Tuesday 8pm Rams Head Live), Drive By Truckers (Sunday 8pm Rams Head Live); Better Than Ezra (Saturday 7pm Power Plant Live); Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (Wednesday 8pm Baltimore Soundstage); Dr. John (Tuesday 8pm Rams Head on Stage), Average White Band (Thursday 8pm Rams Head on Stage), Marshall Tucker Band (Sunday 7:30pm Rams Head on Stage); Finch (Thursday 8pm Fillmore Silver Spring); Dropkick Murphys/Carbon Leaf (Friday 7am 9:30 Club), Citizen Cope (Friday 8pm 9:30 Club); George Thorogood & The Destroyers (Tuesday 7:30pm Birchmere); Slick Rick/Rakim (Friday 8pm Howard Theatre); Shamrockfest feat. Sublime with Rome/Virginia Coalition/Carbon Leaf (Saturday 12:45pm RFK Stadium); Sound City: Real to Reel soundtrack available in stores/on iTunes (Tuesday)

You already know damn well I’ll be wandering over to see Better Than Ezra after the Blast game Saturday night.

Despite not particularly enjoying much of anything else in the genre, I really flipping loved “What It Is To Burn” by Finch. I’d go see this show.

Spending a day in the parking lot at RFK Stadium? Ain’t nobody got time for that. Unless Virginia Coalition is involved. (Sorry for the video quality.)

I legitimately CANNOT get enough Sound City in my life. Dave Grohl is a rock God, but you already knew that.

9. Lewis Black (Saturday 8pm Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric); Bill Bellamy (Thursday-Saturday  Baltimore Comedy Factory); Pablo Francisco (Thursday-Sunday DC Improv); Life of Pi” and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit? 25th Anniversary Edition” available on Blu-Ray/DVD (Tuesday); “Spring Breakers” and “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” out in theaters (Friday); Glenn Clark’s St. Patrick’s Day plans (Sunday parts unknown)

Yes. We ALL feel the same way about Jessica Rabbit. We just agree not to talk about it so that people don’t talk about us behind our backs.

We CAN however discuss the cast of Spring Breakers if you’d like.

And before we leave this part of the show, BANGERS AND EFFING MASH! ERIN GO BRAGH!

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There’s a lot going on right now, but we need you to come through tonight

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There’s a lot going on right now, but we need you to come through tonight

Posted on 11 December 2012 by Glenn Clark

Cam Cameron is out. Jim Caldwell is in. Steve Bisciotti is involved. John Harbaugh is testy.

Mark Reynolds is gone. Peter Angelos is cheap.

There’s a lot going on, but not everything is changing.

It’s been an active few days here in Charm City, as you could tell on-air Monday on AM1570 WNST.net. We’re going to be even more active in the community over the next few days, and we need you to be a part of it.

On December 18, we’ll be making our annual donation to the Helping Up Mission downtown. If you’re not familiar with the work of the Mission, I encourage you to head to their website. I’m always overwhelmed by the work that group is doing every year when we get down there. The Helping Up Mission welcomes men who are absolutely broken-due to poverty, homelessness, addiction, etc. and works to get them back on their feet and return them to the community. They also work as an overnight shelter to keep people off the street at night.

This is the third straight year we’re collecting coats here at WNST. Our friends at Enoch Office Equipment partner with us annually, as they allow people to drop off coats at their office and then help us transport them downtown. Here’s a picture they posted on their Facebook page last year of just a few of the coats and one of the men from the Mission…

We’re up against it a bit this year, as we need to make the donation ONE WEEK FROM TODAY (Tuesday, December 18) and we’ve been off to a bit of a slow start because there’s just been so much going on. We NEED to step it up.

We need you to bring us your coats. We also need your jackets, sweaters, sweatshirts, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and any other warm clothes you can gather up. We need your old clothes and your new clothes. We need your clothes that don’t fit. We need your clothes with the one button missing. We need men’s clothes, but we also need clothes for women, kids and even babies. You have to keep in mind that many of these mean have children and families and will not be able to give gifts without donations.

We need to lift up those less fortunate this holiday season. We need to help keep our community warm as the temperatures eventually stay below 40 for a few months. Keep in mind-winter doesn’t even officially start for more than a week.

So we’re gathering together Tuesday night to celebrate and raise coats. Our annual coat drive hits Buffalo Wild Wings in White Marsh (at the White Marsh Mall). Drew Forrester will be over there at 6pm, Ryan Chell and I will head that way as soon as “The Reality Check” goes off the air. We’ll be collecting coats, talking sports, eating asian zing wings (or maybe even other types of wings), drinking beer and just hanging out. No radio show, no silly events, just the opportunity to hang out with fellow members of the WNST.net community and do some good this holiday season.

To further entice you to hang out with us Tuesday night, it’s $.50 traditional wing night at B-Dubs and anyone who brings at least one coat will receive a $5 gift card. Since Mr. Radcliffe did a hell of a job teaching me math at Perry Hall High School, I can tell you with assurance that means a single coat will get you ten free wings. I’m absolutely certain I’ll be taking advantage of this.

It’s going to be a great night and I can’t wait to see everybody out there. I REALLY hope you’ll be bringing out coats. John Harbaugh said Monday “my charge…is to maximize the opportunities for our team to win.” Our charge as members of the WNST.net community is to lift up those in need. This is a simple opportunity to do just that and have a great time hanging out with other Baltimore sports fans.

You all did an amazing job coming through for the community during our annual canned food drive…

…we need you to come through similarly in the next week with warm clothes.

If for some reason you can’t make it Tuesday night, there are some more options for donating coats this week. Nestor Aparicio will be back at the White Marsh Mall Wednesday night for Santa Spirit Night and would gladly take your donation then. We’ll be at Greenmount Station in Hampstead with Dennis Pitta Thursday night for “Thursday Night Live” presented by Freedmont Mortgage at 7pm. The Weekend Warriors will be at Top Hat Cue Club on Satyr Hill Rd. Saturday from 12-3pm and would also be happy to accept donations. You can also stop by any day Monday-Friday 6am-6pm (until next Tuesday at 10am) at the Zone Superstore Studios at 1550 Hart Rd. in Towson with your donation.

But we REALLY hope to see you Tuesday night at BWW White Marsh.

Let’s celebrate community service at least HALF as much as we celebrated a coach getting fired Monday.

Please?

-G

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Tale of Two Cities

Posted on 28 August 2012 by derekandrews

As the Monday cuts have come and gone, one of the first notable cuts was Pro Bowl kicker Billy Cundiff. It took twenty-four hours for him to land on another team’s roster. The Washington Redskins added their 17th kicker in 18 years. Is it a case of another team’s cut is another team’s treasure? And did the Ravens make the best personnel decision by choosing a rookie over a proven veteran? You decide!

The kicker position is known to be a replaceable position, so if you don’t have the last name “Vinatieri,” then you can bet that at any time, the kicker on the team has to display flawless effort during training camp and in games or another kicker will replace them. Billy Cundiff’s replacement, Justin Tucker, has been accurate in all of his field goal attempts, has shown great upside and ability, and bottom-line, replacing Cundiff saves the Ravens organization millions of dollars. These reasons alone justify the move. Tucker’s accuracy has been noted during the preseason, yielding a 94% on field goal attempts and has wowed the fans with a 53-yard field goal in the third preseason game against Jacksonville. This kick sealed the Ravens’ coaching staff’s decision to keep Tucker over Cundiff.

Last season put Cundiff on the hot seat after missing a critical field goal in the AFC Championship game. After the game, Cundiff had unbelievable support from his teammates and from the organization. It reminds me in baseball, how managers’ days are numbered when they get those first votes of confidence from ownership; just ask Bobby Valentine (His time is on the horizon). On the other hand, the fans were not as lenient. He didn’t stand a chance in this Ball-So-Hard nation. Every sports station in Baltimore was flooded with calls of dissent asking for Cundiff to be cut. The fans’ wish has come to true and now it’s the rookie’s opportunity to make a mark on this season. His fate will be determined either way: success or being replaced. It all boils down to having made more field goal attempts, especially in crucial moments.

Cundiff’s proven record is what makes a case for why the Ravens should have retained him. According to Cundiff, in two years, he has a Pro Bowl under his belt, is 90% inside the 50-yard line, and with all touchbacks combined, has lead the league in touchbacks and has made 12 for 13 in field goal attempts in postseason play. During this preseason, he is 2-for-2 in field goal attempts. The Ravens didn’t think, however, it was enough to retain his services.

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Unfinished Business

Posted on 24 July 2012 by derekandrews

The NFL season has just begun with the start of training camp with teams gearing up for pre-season and regular season play. Each training camp presents challenges that will breathe fire into the eventual next world champion, starting a new journey for a team in rebuilding mode, and rekindle the hunger to win again. For the Baltimore Ravens, unfinished business was left on the field.

The Ravens are coming off of a great season in 2011 with a 12-4 record, division crown, and a hard-fought AFC championship game with one catch away from a chance to play in the Super Bowl. For fair-weather fans, that’s great, but for a Ball-So-Hard nation, it wasn’t enough. Fans were expecting more from the Ravens and a season short of a world championship is a bust.

Who will step up in 2012? This is the year for new blood to emerge and to be a part of a special run for the Lombardi trophy. The “next in line” players will take on a more pivotal role this year because of the departures of key players, and will be an indicator as to whether or not they belong in a Ravens jersey. Training camp is here and those questions will be answered.

Here is a breakdown of the pros and cons going into the 2012 season:

Pros:

The Ravens have holes to fill and it will not be done in one setting.

The coaching staff will see what they have right now and will put the best team on the field.

The Ravens have added some key additions to bolster the roster at key positions.

Key positions include:

1. WR Jacoby Jones
2. LB Courtney Upshaw (draft pick)
3. OG Kelechi Osemele (draft pick)
4. OG Bobbie Williams
5. S Sean Considine

Jacoby Jones gives the Ravens a third option at wideout and help on special teams. He is not going to be expected to carry the load but can be that possession receiver to keep the chains moving. 16.5 yards per carry is not bad for a third option.

Offensive line is a concern going into training camp. To lessen the concern, Bobbie Williams was signed to give the offensive line some depth and veteran experience. Williams knows the Ravens very well – playing them twice a year while he was on the division rival Cincinnati Bengals. That familiarity could help in his transition to the team.

With their first pick in the draft, the Ravens selected Courtney Upshaw from Alabama. Upshaw will be asked to step into a key role to help fill the void of Terrell Suggs. He has a high motor and star talent and could be a factor early. And it doesn’t hurt that he will be nurtured under the leadership of Ray Lewis.

Cons:

Along with key additions are also key departures of proven talent that were vital to the championship run last year.

The departures include:

 1. Offensive guard Ben Grubbs, who was picked up and signed by the Saints.

2. Linebacker Jarrett Johnson who signed with the Chargers.

3. Running back Ricky Williams who retired this year.

The offensive line concerns took a turn this year when the Ravens lost their Pro Bowl offensive guard Ben Grubbs to the Saints. Ben Grubbs gave the Ravens a consistent talent on the field and helped Ray Rice have a breakout season. Securing Ben Grubbs long term was the best move, but the Ravens had to go in another direction.

Jarrett Johnson also left in free agency to sign with the Chargers. His leadership and continuity is one of the reasons why the Ravens defense is in the top ten every year. They will miss what he brings to the game every Sunday.

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No Money, More Problems

Posted on 18 July 2012 by derekandrews

While watching CNN to stay afloat on current events, I focused my eye on the news feed that was at the bottom of the screen, and what I saw next disappointed me. The headline read, “T.O. late on child support, could face jail time…”

As a sports fan, you hate to see an athlete with superior talent end his career in that way — always remembered for being a “cancer” in the locker room and not a leader, but that has been the case for Terrell Owens.

Throughout the era of astronomical contracts and endorsements, athletes today have more money and more problems. Money doesn’t grow on trees, but yet athletes spend foolishly as if it did, because they never had anything else. Also, is the faulty loyalty from associates who want to capitalize on their wealth. This is what William Rhoden calls a, “40 million dollar slave.”

It has been the same story for Terrell Owens, since he’s been out of the league, and it is getting worse. How can you make multiple millions of dollars over the course of your career, but can’t pay your bills? I’ll tell you how: he has had money stolen from him by close acquaintances and business partners, bad investments, and having kids by multiple women.

Like Allen Iverson, Antoine Walker, and Mike Tyson, T.O. has tried to make an attempt at a comeback for that final elusive contract to help get him back on his feet and play at top level again. This year, T.O. has had to face the reality that his football career is over and it is time to move on. Teams are building their franchises with character athletes, who have great talent, and don’t want an aged veteran who will not be a good teammate, or hurt the team by running their mouth.

Athletes like T.O. never think about the end. Stephen Covey famously said, “Begin with the end in mind,” but for athletes the moment is greater than the end. When athletes make wise decisions and prepare for their future, they won’t have to worry about chasing money, the money will chase them. For some, change doesn’t happen until you hit rock bottom, and T.O. has knocked on the door and it’s swung wide open. If these life woes don’t change him, they will break him. This recent struggle would break anybody in his position, but only he can get up and fix it. So T.O., GET UP AND MAN UP!

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Bough Breaking, Cradle Falling

Posted on 12 July 2012 by derekandrews

The Freeh Report released today confirmed that, “senior leaders showed total disregard for the safety and welfare of Sandusky’s child victims.” In the beginning of the arrest of Jerry Sandusky, the focus was more on Joe Paterno and the football program than on the number of victims that courageously stood strong to reveal the hurtful and painful experiences of being sexually abused.

The overwhelming support for Joe Paterno and not for the child victims shocked me to the core, and showed the willingness to protect powerful sports programs and the revenue brought to organizations, in this case, to the university. For those who still believe it’s about football, need to reexamine their moral standing.

Don’t get me wrong, Joe Paterno’s legacy is still legendary, but the fact of the matter is, in a time to stand for something outside of the awe of Penn State, Paterno didn’t use his great power or influence to save lives. He did the right thing by telling someone, but that wasn’t a matter of allocation of money, or a student-athlete’s off-the-field issues, it was about the victims of sexual abuse. It deserved more than just telling your boss.

Going to Tim Curley, the university’s AD, wasn’t proactive enough, because it was about protecting the university’s image. Following protocol is standard, but in this case, follow-through is more important. If nothing is done, then action is necessary immediately. In this case, it was taken out of the hands of law enforcement and state officials. These steps weren’t taken and as a result, put shame on the university and the State College community.

Justice has been served for those victims. These tragic events don’t define the life of Joe Paterno and others, but it does give those of us who are destined for leadership a frightful example of the necessity in taking proactive steps when dealing with serious ethical dilemmas.

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Orioles, Winning, and the Impact on Younger Fans

Posted on 05 July 2012 by derekandrews

I will be the first to say that as a not so hip but growing baseball fan that the Orioles are starting to intrigue me. I still have a long way to go before I grasp the knowledge of the game ,and can appreciate the nuances that make the Orioles a competitive team.

Growing up in DC, baseball wasn’t a sport that was enticing enough to have my friends and I trading baseball cards and chewing bubble gum while watching every swing of a the Louisville slugger. The good thing was that, they were the only baseball team in town so I remember Cal Ripken Jr, Roberto Alomar, Rafael Palmeiro, and even Albert Belle.

So at one point during my years of baseball naivete was winning teams in Baltimore. The younger fans of today have no proof of a winning team in 14 years, so they don’t have many lasting memories to hold on too, nor the bragging rights of a comeback during friendly sport banter with other younger fans of rival teams. Giving credit to the youth, though, they do know the game of baseball so that keeps the door open to their hometown team.

This season has been exciting to younger fans because of the competitiveness and the passion the Orioles have shown, and the possibility of ending the long playoff drought and securing a playoff seed. Getting to the playoffs would create memories for younger fans, especially the chance to see the Orioles play a playoff game in the “Greatest Ballpark in the Majors.”

Another impact has been the parents’ rejuvenated spirit, and for younger fans that alone will inspire them and create generations of lifelong fans. Winning does heal all wounds and doing it consistently will continue the healing process for many Orioles fans. To some fans, this year is enough to weather the storm, but other fans are not fully convinced of a Orioles turnaround.

Those fans need year-by-year evidence to fully let themselves believe in the work of the front office and ownership. As a true fan of sports, I believe in the act of progress and the Orioles are progressing. Maybe not at the pace that everyone would hope but it is working. The healing process is a wait and see approach, but I’m looking forward to partaking in the healing and the fun of Orioles baseball.

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