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 Posted: Mon Apr 16th, 2018 05:18 pm
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silentkiller wrote: Big Garea Fan wrote: Benlen wrote: Mia, det, balt, kc, sea, tor lost money last year.
Baltimore has really been hurting since the Montreal Expos became the Washington Nationals. The Orioles used to have a monopoly on baseball in the Maryland / DC / Virginia area. Add in that the Nationals have had a more competitive team over the past several years and a large number of fans are jumping off the Baltimore bandwagon to root on the Nationals.

Too bad for them. Washington DC is one of the oldest baseball markets in this country and it was a shame that they were without a team for so long thanks to the shenanigans of Peter Angelos

Yeah, if the Orioles weren't able to build up enough of a fanbase in the 35 years or so that they had the market to themselves, then that's their problem.  There's really no excuse that not only did the D.C. fans bail, but many fans in the surrounding areas prefer the Nationals too.  They're clearly a more exciting team.

Last edited on Mon Apr 16th, 2018 06:43 pm by srossi



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