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  1. Thanks, and no I'm not a troll.
  2. For those who went to the game, I had a couple of questions. If you don’t mind, can you answer? Thanks. 1) Where there a lot of PIT fans there? -How many, what % would you say? 2) Was this the normal amount PIT brings to BAL? -If not, what is? -Was this more or less than normal? 3)How did the turnout of PIT fans in BAL compare to when BAL is at PIT? -Was it similar, more, or less? 4) How did the turnout of PIT fans in BAL compare to when other teams are in BAL? -Compared to New England, Miami, Buffalo, Jets, Denver, Oakland, SF, Giants, Iggles, Cowboys, Redskins…where did PIT rank? 5) How did the turnout of Stiller fans compare to when the Yankees, Red Sox, Nats, or Pirates are in BAL? On TV, at least for the first TD, it did not sound like there were many at all. The later TD, I did see a good amount sprinkled throughout. Nonetheless, for the Stillers who usually have a lot on the road, it did not seem that much. I remember back in 2008 there were a ton of Steeler fans, but this past 5+ years it seems there have been fewer PIT fans in BAL than almost anywhere leaguewide. Given how close PIT is and how many transplants there are, any reason why this is the case? Thanks.
  3. 1) Where there a lot of Pirates fans there? -How many, what % would you say? 2) Was this the normal amount the Pirates bring? -If not, what is, was this more or less than normal? 3) How did the turnout of Pirates fans in Baltimore compare to when Baltimore is at Pittsburgh? -Do the Pirates bring a similar amount, more, or less? 4) How did the turnout of Pirates fans in Baltimore compare to when the Stillers are in Baltimore? -Similar, more, or less? 5) How does the turnout of Pirates fans in Baltimore compare to when the Nats, Yankees, Red Sox, or Phillies come to play? On TV, it looked and sounded like there was a good amount but not Yankee or Red Sox or Philly like. Thanks.
  4. Umm so what does that have to do if a market is large or small? My point exactly...Baltimore IS a small market and needs to deal with it instead of blaming the Yankees or Nats for their woes.
  5. As opposed to all those rings and peannuts he won as an O? He made the WS twice as a Yankee, pitched brilliantly in relief in game 7 of the ALCS in 2003, won 20 games ONLY as a Yankee. Pitched in more playoff games as a Yankee too....he IS a Yankee more than Oriole and I know that breaks bitter O's fans hearts.
  6. For those who went to the game, I had a couple of questions. If you don't mind, can you answer? Thanks. 1) Were there a lot of O's fans there? -How many, what % would you say? 2) Was this the normal amount of fans the O's bring? -If not, what is? 3) How did the turnout of Nats fans in Baltimore compare to when the O's are in Washington? -Do the Nats bring a similar or nowhere close to the same amount? 4) How does the turnout of O's fans in Washington compare to when the Yankees, Red Sox, Tigers, Phillies, Mets, Braves, Cubs, Pirates are in Baltimore? Thanks!
  7. For those who went to the game, I had a couple of questions. If you don't mind, can you answer? Thanks. 1) Were there a lot of Nats fans there? -How many, what % would you say? 2) Was this the normal amount of fans the Nats bring? -If not, what is? 3) How did the turnout of Nats fans in Baltimore compare to when the O's are in Washington? -Do the Nats bring a similar or nowhere close to the same amount? 4) How does the turnout of Nats fans in Baltimore compare to when the Yankees, Red Sox, Phillies, or Tigers/Blue Jays/Pirates etc are in town? 5) On TV, it looked and sounded like there were a few, but not many. Certainly not what Baltimore brings to Washington, nor what the Yankees or Red Sox bring. Heck, it wasn't even close to a sell out. So why? It's not like Orioles fans were scooping up the tickets. Was it because it was a weeknight? Is it as simple as, all Nats fans live in metro DC and saw no point in driving up during the weeknight; whereas O's fans who go to Washington are actually locals from MD; and many Yankee and Red Sox fans are actually living in the Baltimore area?
  8. He should go as Yankee.
  9. Another team's market? They didn't move into Baltimore....that's Baltimore's market. They moved into DC....which is a completely separate market with their own media. The Orioles liked to play the "We are a great baseball town" card but then couldn't bear to actually prove it by supporting the baseball team without DC being vacant (or much less with a football team in Baltimore as well). Then they act like they are being encroached on....I guess then the Pirates should complain about sharing PA with the Phillies....and the Marlins Florida with the Rays. It's absurd. You wanna know who the big crybaby is? The Orioles, and their fans. Baltimore is a small-mid size market like Pittsburgh, KC, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Cincy...DEAL WITH IT. You can't have it both way...you can't act like you are this great baseball town but then cry poor when you don't have hand cuffs on the DC market. There are many small and mid size markets in baseball....Baltimore needs to STFU and get over it....they aren't a mega market and should be lucky they had the gift of DC for as long as they did (which even that is disputed....many DC fans did not like the Orioles....many liked the Yankees or nobody). Few if any in NC give a hoot about the orioles....it's just more propaganda on the how the O's like to act like they are this storied, major dominant franchise fanbase ala the Red Sox with New England, but in the "mid-Atlantic" that hardly is true. WRONG WRONG. Lerner is not the bad guy, it's Angelos. Angelos signed a deal that said the Nats every five years or so were entitled to re-negiotate their rights fees for the fair market value. At the time, Angelos thought the model was to copy YES or NESN and own the cable station, but instead rights fees went through the roof....now if Angelos could do it over again, he never would have created MASN because the Nats TV rights are worth a lot more. Angelos is the one crying and complaining, not the Lerners. They aren't upset so much about the ownership split not being 50/50 (and really it should be 65/35 Nats...if the O's are even shown in the DC market-which they shouldn't). It is Angelos refusing to abide by the terms of the deal and pay the Nats their fair share for TV rights. MASN should be dissolved, Nats games in DC, O's games in Baltimore, just like Cincy/Cleveland. It's funny that O's fans always act like they are the victim of the cheating Yankees, when in reality, they are the snack in the grass weaseling and cheating their way through things....acting like both a big market wanna be bully and the poor victimized small market.
  10. Surprised this was not posted here already. The Ravens seem to be making gains in MD. The Redskins control metro DC and southern MD. The Ravens have metro Baltimore+ -The Eastern shore of MD -Cecil County, NE MD -Sussex County, DE -Washington and even Allegheny County, MD I am very surprised the Ravens are now getting credit as Frederick County is still Skins country, and Washington/Allegheny have always been labeled "Stillers" County. Also, Cecil County usually goes with Philly teams and never before have the Ravens gotten anything in De. Is this pretty accurate? It seems the Ravens have become MD's team and are taking pretty much all the areas the O's have, one difference is South Central PA which is still labeled for the Stillers. http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/09/facebook-map-shows-it-is-so-lonely-being-a-jets-fan
  11. He's made close to 200 million, why would he want to travel, work, be away from family? What does he have left to prove?