Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Fanfest Tidbits...

Well, I found a little bit more about why the upcoming Orioles' Fanfest has not been promoted at all...

I called the Baltimore Orioles this morning because as a season ticket holder (which I am), you were supposed to get a Christmas card with some complimentary tickets to the event which I have not recieved. My good friend who is a season ticket holder recieved his tickets and promotion for the event, so I decided to give the Baltimore Orioles' office a call.

According to the Baltimore Sun's Roch Kubatko, the event is to be held on Sunday, January 14th.

However, there's a reason why there has not been any advance promotion or any mention of it on the website. The reason is that since the Baltimore Ravens have secured a playoff spot, a playoff home game on the date of the Orioles' Fanfest could (let's say would) adversely affect attendance.

In the conversation I had with the representative for the Orioles on the phone, the date may be not be set in stone and possibly could change depending on the Ravens' playoff run.

Perhaps not promoting the FanFest may have been the smart thing to do right now, but still wouldn't some promotion might be warranted?


Anonymous said...

Ravens in the playoffs or not, there are a lot of fans out there who are looking forward to the Fanfest. i have a ten year old son who is on the edge of his seat, waiting for daddy to get tickets. if the date is scheduled for the 14th, then so be it. let people begin to make plans. we are from out of town and attended our first fanfest last year. lets just say, we'll be regulars now. Go Orioles

Maryland Orioles' Fan said...

My friend, I agree.

It's silly there has been no promotion. Despite everything, fans look forward to this stuff, and I was looking forward to taking my brother, and my neighbors' kid.

I am a local guy, so it's no big deal, but I empathize with those who have to travel a great distance.

I don't get why the even could not be promoted at all.

Stuff like this makes it hard for me to be a fan sometimes and makes me wonder what this team is doing.

I'll see if I can get a more definitive answer, and I'm still waiting for my tickets...

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