‘Baltimore’ on the Road Jersey -- The Story That Was, or Wasn’t, More WNST and the Steinbrenner Video (AGAIN)
I would love to see this happen. Although I grew up in the Washington suburbs, I consider the Orioles my favorite team, and seeing ‘Baltimore’ on the uniforms will bring some of the old school feeling – you know, the days of Frank, Boog and the Human Vacuum.
Well, this morning, WNST radio personality, Drew Forrester announced that the Baltimore Orioles were in plans with MLB to restore the city’s name on the road uniforms.
Looking around on the boards, websites and the various blogs, there was a feeling of euphoria and happiness with the Orioles that they perhaps for once gave the fans what they wanted.
However, the good feelings were in place for only a short time.
This afternoon, Greg Bader from the Baltimore Orioles refuted the announcement from WNST this morning. He said in an email (from Roch Kubatko’s blog), "Despite unfounded rumors to the contrary, there has been no decision made to change the Orioles' uniforms. We sincerely appreciate all of the enthusiasm our fans have in the operations of the ballclub and the interest surrounding this particular issue."
Well, the air got deflated from the balloon for many people, and Drew Forrester went on the offensive in his blog. Long story, short, Drew wrote back the Orioles and could not get a confirmation, while other members of the Baltimore media were able to.
Baltimore Sun writer Roch Kubatko in his blog got first hand info from the Baltimore Orioles and MLB, that for now there will not be a uniform change.
From my point of view, I’d love to see ‘Baltimore’ on the road uniforms, but I’d prefer to see a winner first. I think it would be a nice touch and a gesture of goodwill for fans for the Oriole to use the name of the city on the jerseys, but they’ll do as they wish.
Well, since we are on the topic of WNST, two days ago, Jim Palme abruptly cancelled his appearance on the ‘Bob Haynie Show’.
It looks like Jim Palmer was told by the O’s brass to not appear on that show.
Perhaps the Orioles are still very much pissed at WNST’s role in the protest last year, Nestor Aparcio, or where their talent can interview or not interview.
Anyhow, I think there’s just a lot of bad blood all around, and it is too bad both sides cannot come to a common understanding and work their issues out.
Neither side is looking good at this moment, but they both have the right to be angry at one another.
Right before the baseball season, my video of George Steinbrenner I took while I was in Tampa ended up in a New York Newsday article by Jim Baumbach called “From The Boss to the Donald?”
Pretty Cool, huh?
Anyhow, here’s the video again…