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    Re: High possibility Ray Lewis throws opening day first pitch for O's



    It will surprise a few people, but there are a lot of baseball fans that don't give a rip about football. I think what the Orioles did was completely appropriate and pretty classy for an Opening Day tribute to Earl Weaver.

    There are 80 more home dates, so I'm sure the opportunities will be there for the Orioles to honor the Ravens in some way. Not having a Raven throw out the first pitch on Opening Day is hardly a slap in the face.




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    Quote Originally Posted by alien bird View Post
    It will surprise a few people, but there are a lot of baseball fans that don't give a rip about football. I think what the Orioles did was completely appropriate and pretty classy for an Opening Day tribute to Earl Weaver.

    There are 80 more home dates, so I'm sure the opportunities will be there for the Orioles to honor the Ravens in some way. Not having a Raven throw out the first pitch on Opening Day is hardly a slap in the face.
    I don't see it as a slap in the face to the Ravens at all. Hell, they are all probably happy to not have to board a plane and leave their Fla. mansion on an 80F day.

    It's a slap in the face to all the fans and especially the kids (who haven't even heard of Weaver) who were expecting something cool.




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    I thought it was dumb but I'm not surprised because Angelos is a prick. Listen I love earl but they are already doing a ton to honor him. Why not a moment of silence before the first pitch?


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    Quote Originally Posted by RedSkins Fury View Post
    I don't see it as a slap in the face to the Ravens at all. Hell, they are all probably happy to not have board a plane and leave their Fla. mansion on an 80F day.

    It's a slap in the face to all the fans and kids (who haven't even heard of Weaver) who were expecting something cool.
    It was something cool. It was also something that wasn't typical of every other Opening Day, where some big hoopla is made over some non-baseball star throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. And for all those kids at the game who hadn't heard of Earl Weaver? Well, they've heard of him now, and maybe gained some appreciation of the history of the Orioles.




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    Re: High possibility Ray Lewis throws opening day first pitch for O's

    Last time I checked, it was the O's home opener. They acknowledged the Ravens SB run, but the loss of a HOF manager who was beloved here in Baltimore seems like a good reason to not have a ceremonial first pitch. I love the Ravens, I am a season ticket holder, but the sense of entitlement some fans think the Ravens own is beyond me. 80 other home games, plenty of time to let Lewis, Reed, Flacco, Harbaugh, Rice, Pees, the water boy, the usher and beer man from section 134 and any other Raven throw out a pitch. Let the O's have their moment.
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    Last time I checked the ravens had buck at the coin toss during the playoffs. I don't get the rift between teams. They should both support each other. It's not About stealing thunder.


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    Re: High possibility Ray Lewis throws opening day first pitch for O's

    I know a couple people that went to the game and they thought it was great; couldn't help but get teary eyed...

    and it gives the kids some history and perspective to remember too IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alien bird View Post
    It was something cool. It was also something that wasn't typical of every other Opening Day, where some big hoopla is made over some non-baseball star throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. And for all those kids at the game who hadn't heard of Earl Weaver? Well, they've heard of him now, and maybe gained some appreciation of the history of the Orioles.
    I understand all of that....

    I guess one of my biggest issues is that it was built up by the organization and marketing team as some big attraction. It could have been both and, arguably done even more effectively if the moment of silence came right after everyone's attention was on Harbaugh, Flacco's, or Ray's pitch.

    The O's marketed this, and had people on the radio hyping this big secret. For me, my initial reaction is "it's a big letdown"... but what do I know? I'm just an irreverent heathen.

    The difference between the Ravens and the O's is that the Ravens keep raising the bar as an organization, year after year.... while the O's keep doing things that not only make me scratch my head in confusion, but sometimes leave my jaw dropped open and shaking my head in disbelief.

    Again, I say... Fuck the 0's




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    Re: High possibility Ray Lewis throws opening day first pitch for O's

    I want to know what moron thought this "ball on the mound" was a great idea.

    A fucking waste if you ask me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alien bird View Post
    It will surprise a few people, but there are a lot of baseball fans that don't give a rip about football. I think what the Orioles did was completely appropriate and pretty classy for an Opening Day tribute to Earl Weaver.
    Agreed.

    Earl was an Oriole and its only right that he be honored on the first Orioles opening day that he couldn't watch. The Ravens are my favorite team, hell, I'm wearing purple in Camden Yards as I type, but I understand and approve of the O's desire to honor their dead before celebrating someone else's glory.
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    Re: High possibility Ray Lewis throws opening day first pitch for O's

    Quote Originally Posted by RedSkins Fury View Post
    Again, I say... Fuck the 0's
    Well, there's a clue to your objectivity on the subject. I can understand why you thought it was dumb to honor an Orioles legend on their own Opening Day instead of celebrating another sport.

    And you have a right to your opinion.




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    Quote Originally Posted by RedSkins Fury View Post
    I understand all of that....

    I guess one of my biggest issues is that it was built up by the organization and marketing team as some big attraction. It could have been both and, arguably done even more effectively if the moment of silence came right after everyone's attention was on Harbaugh, Flacco's, or Ray's pitch.

    The O's marketed this, and had people on the radio hyping this big secret. For me, my initial reaction is "it's a big letdown"... but what do I know? I'm just an irreverent heathen.

    The difference between the Ravens and the O's is that the Ravens keep raising the bar as an organization, year after year.... while the O's keep doing things that not only make me scratch my head in confusion, but sometimes leave my jaw dropped open and shaking my head in disbelief.

    Again, I say... Fuck the 0's
    So fuck the O's because you want to throw a hissy fit because one of the Ravens didn't throw out the first pitch? I seen something on Orioles hangout where they had asked Flacco but he declined due to prior commitment.

    Its one game of 81 there will be other opportunities for a Raven to throw out the first pitch.

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    Re: High possibility Ray Lewis throws opening day first pitch for O's

    was a unique, classy gesture...




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    Re: High possibility Ray Lewis throws opening day first pitch for O's

    Quote Originally Posted by middleriverterp View Post
    I love the Ravens, I am a season ticket holder, but the sense of entitlement some fans think the Ravens own is beyond me.
    Totally agree.
    Although Walsh's system of offense can compensate for lack of talent; however, defense is a different story. According to Walsh, talent on defense was essential and could not be compensated for. What did Walsh do in 1981? He acquired physical and talented players on defense.




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    Tribute to Earl to show how with him gone, something's missing.
    Whatev' ... nice thought on the O's part but rather, um... subtle

    Hope they had a Jumbotron puppet show to explain the symbolism to the beered-up masses.




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