Friday, September 22, 2006

Screw You Pete

We are not an asbestos case.


Anonymous Greg said...

Why did they attend the game if they don't like Angelos? They collectively bought close to $1K in tickets for one day. Way to protest.

12:15 PM, September 22, 2006

Blogger AlanLaz said...

Well, Greg, the simple answer is because this made national news and even ESPN. Things brings the problem to light for the whole world to see. Sitting at home on our asses wouldn’t have done anything to publicize this matter. $1,000?! That’s nothing to a man that’s worth a billion dollars. With the deal that Angelos has struck with MASN, he doesn’t care if we don’t come to the games. He’s still getting his money, regardless of whether we’re there or not. Therefore, not going will do nothing.

Furthermore, "What are you hoping to accomplish?" is a question that has been asked of probably every protest and social movement ever. Obviously the O's protestors admit that they aren't going to accomplish regime change overnight. What a protest accomplishes, however, is fairly simple. It demonstrates to the protestors and others that there are a number of people who feel the same way. It allows people to feel like they at least tried to change something.

As for putting money in Angelos pocket. Guess what: WE ALL DO THAT. Whether it be by buying O's gear, going to games, or even, gasp, having MASN carried by our cable company. Shoot I'm sure he even gets some loot when people by the Eskay hotdogs with the O's logo on it.

Finally, the players were in SUPPORT of this rally. Quoting Miguel Tejada: "When we saw the fans like that, it made me proud. I hope they listen to them and bring whatever is needed to make us a contender."

Quoting Kris Benson: "It was pretty loud. I think all the players liked it. We don't mind if they come every day and do some cheering for the team."

The bottom line: Angelos now looks like an ass in front of the country and the players liked it. I'll take that for a couple grand in ticket revenue.

12:39 PM, September 22, 2006

Anonymous free the birds said...

You must not be from Silver Spring or something and not understand what the Orioles mean/meant to this town.....take a look at some of the articles that are linked to this site to educate yourself about the rally....the player and GM quotes in the Washingtonpost article are particularly telling ....Oh and also, 1000 ppl buying the cheapest seats one time is appropriate in order to collectively stand up for something.....I hope you have half of their kavannah this rosh hashana.

12:45 PM, September 22, 2006


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