Monday, June 30, 2008

The O's Really Want To Win on Sundays; Melvin Mora At The ESPN Zone on Tuesday...

In a way to rally the troops, and get fans to support the team, the Orioles are taking a unique step to break the streak of the team losing on Sundays.

The Orioles announced a new promotion today in an effort to help the club reverse its Sunday struggles, which will debut this Sunday for the team's game against the Texas Rangers at Camden Yards. If the Orioles defeat the Rangers Sunday, the "We Win, You Win" promotion will reward fans with a complimentary ticket in the same seating category to any future non-prime game.

Yesterday's 3-2 loss to the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park was the Orioles' 12th straight Sunday defeat. The team has a 1-12 record on Sundays this season and hasn't won on Sunday since beating the Seattle Mariners April 6 at Camden Yards.

"The circumstances surrounding the team's Sunday struggles are highly unusual and inexplicable," team director of communications Greg Bader said. "We believe the situation calls for added assistance from our loyal fans to help the team deliver another Sunday victory. And if the Birds win on Sunday, anyone who does help us break this hex will be rewarded with a complimentary ticket to a future game of his or her choice."

Fans can purchase tickets online at, by calling 1-888-848-BIRD or in person at the box office. The promotion is valid for paid tickets only. If the Orioles beat the Rangers Sunday, fans will be given their choice of a comparable seat location for any of the 33 remaining non-prime dates during the regular season, subject to availability. If the Orioles win Sunday, the box office will remain open following the game for fans wishing to redeem their tickets, though fans will also be able to redeem tickets any time prior to August 31.

An awesome deal, and kudos to the Orioles for trying to spark up the region's interest in the team. I guess you have to do what needs to be done to sell tickets.

ESPN Zone continues its season-long Orioles Q&A series Tuesday, July 1, at noon with Orioles third baseman Melvin Mora, our third baseman and two-time All-Star. The event will run from 12-1pm.

An Orioles broadcaster will host the free event, which will include an autograph signings and tons of giveaways.

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