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    Re: OT: Free The Birds



    I went last year and had the best time at an O's game I have had in years. I am glad Free the Birds 2 is planned, but I am probably not going this year. They obviously dont care at all about their fans so I will lay on my couch after work and watch MNF. Apathy has set in. But I hope this causes some commotion and embarrassment for that jackass Angelos.




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    Nestor can certainly be a gasbag, but last year's protest did at least bring national media attention to the fact that Orioles fans hate their owner, and want him to go away. And best of all, like Galen said, it irritated Angelos so much that he felt compelled to respond in the media, sounding like a 12 year old boy who got his feelings hurt because he's not as popular as the guy next door.

    I was also at an Orioles/Red Sox game recently, and it really was an embarrassment. When Ortiz crushed a home run in the first inning, it looked like about half of the sold-out crowd stood and cheered. HALF! It was a little like the early Ravens days when Steelers fans came here in droves, only much, much, much worse.

    But it's hard to blame the fans when the team sucks, year after year, and the owner boasts on an annual basis that they're "heading in the right direction" or some other nonsense like that.




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    Re: OT: Free The Birds

    Quote Originally Posted by crpravens View Post
    Nestor is a joke.. Who cares.. It was about Nestor getting attention.. Move on
    I think the quote by Angelos was that "Nestor has delusions of grandeur"








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    Quote Originally Posted by Galen Sevinne View Post
    I think the quote by Angelos was that "Nestor has delusions of grandeur"

    As much as I disliek the way the Orioles are run, he has a point. It is as much abotu Nestor as it is his beloved O's. It is at a minimum 50% ego driven.




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    Re: OT: Free The Birds

    Quote Originally Posted by festivus View Post
    Then organize your own protest. You go to your church, I'll go to mine, so to speak.
    After all the crap Angelos has done to this team & city, I have lost my Orioles religion. All I have left is my Ravens religion now. In 96, when the Ravens were 4-12 & the Orioles went to the ALCS, I had both, so I'm not a bandwagoner. I even had the Orioles religion into the early part of this century. Angelos has killed the Orange & Black religion. There are still Oriole things in my basement, which is now heavily Ravens, but they are my old memories. My kids ask me to tell them stories, & that's all I have left. It shouldn't be this way, the legend of the Orioles should be going forward. All the memories my kids have of the Orioles now are as losers. So sad that it has become this. I get my fix for baseball now coaching & thru watching my oldest son play in Little League.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Losac View Post
    Apparently Angelos posts on the 24x7 boards. Who knew?
    Not even close.. I hate Angelos as much as everyone else.. but i have worked for Nestor at WNST.. Its obvious everything he does is to stroke his ego.. Most people at the station think he is a joke too.. I heard a story from a WNST host that Nestor said at a party "When people think of Baltimore sports broadcasters, they think of me."




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    I heard a story from a WNST host that Nestor said at a party "When people think of Baltimore sports broadcasters, they think of me."
    Since Im not from Baltimore this could be totally wrong but I do feel that way about Nestor. He is talked about by many people on these boards. Even his articles from his web site get talked about. They either hate him or love him, either way the biggest complaint about him was trying to listen to him on a clear channel.
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    Re: OT: Free The Birds

    Quote Originally Posted by crazyraven View Post
    Since Im not from Baltimore this could be totally wrong but I do feel that way about Nestor. He is talked about by many people on these boards. Even his articles from his web site get talked about. They either hate him or love him, either way the biggest complaint about him was trying to listen to him on a clear channel.
    I think Nester is ok...being from Baltimore and about the same age as him, I relate to growing up an Orioles/Colts fan and having the family memories of these teams. He can be self-promoting but he is the only sports presonality that is doing anything about the disgraceful state of affairs of the Orioles. All the rest of them hop on the latest changes and try to promote the idea that "this" is the time when things will change. Yeah.

    Anyway he is still better than Anita "have I ever told you I played Football too?" Marks and Damon "I am brilliant because I coach high school football and you are an idiot because you are not me" Yaffe.








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    I used to be the guy at every opening day and now I get free tickets and give them away everytime.
    Angelos has ruined all of baseball for me making summers very long.




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    Re: OT: Free The Birds

    Quote Originally Posted by phatboy View Post
    I used to be the guy at every opening day and now I get free tickets and give them away everytime.
    Angelos has ruined all of baseball for me making summers very long.
    I have access to 4 club level tickets with parking passes I can't even give away when they are given to me. Angelos destroyed Baltimore Baseball & the sad thing is when he's gone, his kids will control the team. Where's Eli Jacobs when we need him? While he never tried to win the division, at least he tried to finish 3rd!!!!


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    Re: OT: Free The Birds

    Quote Originally Posted by jonboy79 View Post
    As much as I disliek the way the Orioles are run, he has a point. It is as much abotu Nestor as it is his beloved O's. It is at a minimum 50% ego driven.
    I disagree, I think its just nestor's personality type. I do think that he has an ego but everything he says about the Orioles is 100% right on the mark.




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    It is so unfortunate what has become of the Orioles. It's like a marriage that has lost its spark and has just faded slowly over time. My love for the team started to wane in 1989 with the Glenn Davis trade. Nothing has been the same since the Memorial Stadium days. I think Oriole Park is beautiful, but the old Oriole Magic isn't there. The best 2 games at OPACY was Cal's 2130 and 2131 games. It seemed like old times then. This ownership does not and never has catered to the Joe 6pack crowd. That was the crowd that supported the Orioles since 1954. The ownership cared about the fans and did everything possible to win. Our farm system was top-notch and we always had stars in the making. Players made Baltimore their home. It was a true love affair with the city. Now, we have ownership that is ashamed to have Baltimore on their jerseys. They cater to Washington, Boston, New York and anyone else who is from out of town. Angelos is probably going to move the team at some point, as soon as he can get released from the stadium lease. He is silently building his case with the lack of attendance. This team will never be successful unless he lets go of the decision making. He is an example of poor corporate governance and the tone at the top is make money at any cost and winning does not matter.




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    Re: OT: Free The Birds

    Angelos is probably going to move the team at some point, as soon as he can get released from the stadium lease.
    No he isn't because there isn't a place to move that would make him more money. If there are any teams that will move it will be a FL team. Beyond that there are at least a dozen teams that would move before the Os.




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    Re: OT: Free The Birds

    Also, if I'm not mistaken the 30-year lease the Orioles signed to play in Camden Yards as as rock-of-Gibraltar solid as it can get. His law practice is here, too. He isn't going anywhere.


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