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Re: Orioles Attendance
« Reply #325: April 01, 2020, 08:39:35 AM »
The orioles finish out March unbeaten, tied for first, and with a 0.00 team ERA

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Re: Orioles Attendance
« Reply #326: August 25, 2021, 06:36:00 AM »
Can they do it?  Can they break the losing streak record of 21 games? 

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Re: Orioles Attendance
« Reply #327: August 25, 2021, 08:43:07 AM »
On the attendance topic, apparently the Os poor attendance has made a large dent in Maryland's tax take from OPACY.  IIIRC, they had averaged something like $6+MM a year (?) for the past 20 years but in 2021 that's down to a little over $1MM.

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The authority, which is the Orioles’ landlord, received $1.6 million in rent from the team during the fiscal year ending June 30, according to records obtained in a Public Information Act request.

That compares with the average of $6.8 million per year during the club’s 30-year lease.

The rent payments, paid in February and August, rise and fall each year based partly on how much interest the Orioles are generating. The club has been losing, and the pandemic has been a huge drag on attendance, causing fans to be barred completely from the stadium in 2020.

The club pays the the stadium authority 7% of ticket sales, 25% of net stadium advertising revenues, 50% of net parking revenues, 9% of concessions sales, and 10% of suite and club-level revenues.
https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/bs-prem-sp-orioles-stadium-rent-20210821-wdeye3xp45a7lijvxwinmgt5de-story.html

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Re: Orioles Attendance
« Reply #328: August 25, 2021, 10:50:55 AM »
Can they do it?  Can they break the losing streak record of 21 games?
Sure they can.

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Re: Orioles Attendance
« Reply #329: August 25, 2021, 10:53:12 AM »
On the attendance topic, apparently the Os poor attendance has made a large dent in Maryland's tax take from OPACY.  IIIRC, they had averaged something like $6+MM a year (?) for the past 20 years but in 2021 that's down to a little over $1MM.
https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/bs-prem-sp-orioles-stadium-rent-20210821-wdeye3xp45a7lijvxwinmgt5de-story.html

 If Birdland cared about that, they could’ve at the very least done the Susan O’Malley thing and market the American League to the entire state and south central Pennsylvania

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Re: Orioles Attendance
« Reply #330: August 25, 2021, 11:01:51 AM »
That is a shockingly small take for a downtown stadium, even one in Baltimore. 

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Re: Orioles Attendance
« Reply #331: August 25, 2021, 11:06:21 AM »
This shows how bad the numbers are across MLB. Of course most places had Covid restrictions first part of the year.  Six teams below 10500 per game. Of course the Toronto numbers are skewed by playing the first couple months at their spring facility. 

https://www.espn.com/mlb/attendance

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Re: Orioles Attendance
« Reply #332: August 25, 2021, 11:09:11 AM »
That is a shockingly small take for a downtown stadium, even one in Baltimore. 

stadium deals aren't about directing revenue to the state

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Re: Orioles Attendance
« Reply #333: August 25, 2021, 11:45:25 AM »
Good thing there are all of those MoCo Teslas with Birdland stickers whose ratepayer owners support the Maryland Stadium Authority  :P
stadium deals aren't about directing revenue to the state

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Re: Orioles Attendance
« Reply #334: August 25, 2021, 05:38:55 PM »
Time for the Baltimore Orioles to move back to St. Louis, giving up the pretension that they have ever owned Washington.

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Re: Orioles Attendance
« Reply #337: September 13, 2021, 08:03:36 AM »
Quite the game the last night:

https://ftw.usatoday.com/lists/orioles-blue-jays-brandon-hyde-tirade-fernando-abad-bodycheck

Hyde acting like he found Ozzie Guillen and Ron Washington's dealer.

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Re: Orioles Attendance
« Reply #338: September 13, 2021, 03:32:58 PM »
Hilarious playoff odds graph.



Just check out the bottom of the graph. Straight line.

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Re: Orioles Attendance
« Reply #339: September 13, 2021, 05:23:29 PM »
Angelos was so proud to claim that Washington is Baltimore territory. The Orioles should go back to St Louis.

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Re: Orioles Attendance
« Reply #340: September 13, 2021, 06:25:11 PM »
That graph is just deceptive. I am sure of you adjusted the x and y-axes, that 0.0% would look more impressive.  ;)


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Re: Orioles Attendance
« Reply #341: January 12, 2022, 09:43:41 AM »
Camden Yards moving back the LF wall 30 feet, and raising the height to 12 feet.

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Re: Orioles Attendance
« Reply #342: January 12, 2022, 10:01:14 AM »
Camden Yards moving back the LF wall 30 feet, and raising the height to 12 feet.

AKA removing seats?

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Re: Orioles Attendance
« Reply #343: January 12, 2022, 10:19:31 AM »
Camden Yards moving back the LF wall 30 feet, and raising the height to 12 feet.
Has anyone seen an artist's rendering or any type of graphic for what this will look like?


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Re: Orioles Attendance
« Reply #345: January 12, 2022, 10:54:08 AM »
AKA removing seats?
I’m sure that’s a factor. But they do have more HRs there than other parks.

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Re: Orioles Attendance
« Reply #346: January 12, 2022, 11:16:03 AM »
As low as the LF wall was, the seats were even lower.  You were kind of peering over the lip of a trench from the front row.

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Re: Orioles Attendance
« Reply #347: January 12, 2022, 11:50:38 AM »
too bad.  The concept of the wall there was to allow a good left fielder to rob homers.  Ain't gonna happen with a 12' wall.  More flies in play will mean more fly outs, but maybe more XBH. Makes OPACY less OPACY.

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Re: Orioles Attendance
« Reply #348: January 15, 2022, 04:40:03 PM »
By a quick look at The Athletic, the Baltimore signed twenty-three (23!) international players today from a $6.2 million bonus pool.

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Bonus pool: $6,262,600

Braylin Tavera, OF, Dominican Republic
Leandro Arias, SS, Dominican Republic
Cesar Prieto, 2B, Cuba
Edwin Amparo, SS, Dominican Republic
Jean Mata, OF, Venezuela
Jose Noguera, C, Venezuela
Cristian Benavides, SS, Venezuela
Ezequiel Bonilla, RHP, Panama
Edrei Campos, SS, Dominican Republic
Elis Cuevas, SS, Dominican Republic
Adrian Delgado, RHP, Venezuela
Aron Estrada, INF, Venezuela
Elias Moscoso, RHP, Venezuela
Andres Nolaya, C, Venezuela
Jesus Palacios, RHP, Venezuela
Andres Parra, LHP, Venezuela
Fernando Peguero, SS, Dominican Republic
Juan Pena, RHP, Dominican Republic
Raylin Ramos, OF, Dominican Republic
Yirber Ruiz, OF, Dominican Republic
Adriam Santos, SS, Dominican Republic
Thomas Sosa, OF, Dominican Republic
Henry Tejada, RHP, Dominican Republic
Alfredo Velasquez, INF, Venezuela

I don't understand what the Baltimore Browns are up to.

A couple other teams sign ten or a dozen players, and one signed sixteen, but twenty-three?

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Re: Orioles Attendance
« Reply #349: January 15, 2022, 05:26:38 PM »
By a quick look at The Athletic, the Baltimore signed twenty-three (23!) international players today from a $6.2 million bonus pool.

I don't understand what the Baltimore Browns are up to.

A couple other teams sign ten or a dozen players, and one signed sixteen, but twenty-three?


Quantity over quality? They figure by spending cheap and throwing the money around they may get one or two players on the cheap who might make the big league roster.