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    Re: Slighlty OT: Why the Ravens might not have our undivided attention until October



    Quote Originally Posted by Trackmaster View Post
    That may be true in the city and to the north, but overall, Maryland is Orioles country. It's the one team that everybody in Maryland usually agree on.
    It's not even true in the city or surrounding counties. The O's play in on one of the smallest media markets and are still drawing 30k fans a game. That is really great attendance, particularly considering we are still building back up from the run of 14 straight losing seasons. Look at Cleveland, Tampa, KC, Pittsburgh, etc. We kill them all in attendance even when they are having success.

    I love both teams equally, as do most Baltimoreans. You won't get a fair read on that question by polling a hard core Ravens site like this one though.

    If I were to choose between an O's world series victory or a Ravens Super Bowl no question in my mind I want an O's World Series. The Ravens just won in 2012, and the O's would be a much bigger underdog story.

    Also, some of the posts in this thread about TV ratings are ridiculous. Baseball is a locally popular sport, not a nationally popular sport (like football). Local TV ratings are great for MLB teams, but national ratings are never going to be great, even for the World Series. I bet if you have a game 7 World Series game involving the O's it starts to approach the LOCAL tv rating that the Ravens got in 2012 (though I am sure the Ravens still win out).




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    Re: Slighlty OT: Why the Ravens might not have our undivided attention until October

    O's are ranked #15 in total attendance a couple of weeks ago. Nationals were #12 and Piss was #18.

    O's have about 1.5M as of couple of weeks ago and are flirting with 3M fans for the year.

    I always said Baltimore could support its own team w/o DC help if they had a competitive product. i could never get good seats close to home plate after they moved down town. Seats have always been high or out in outfield.




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    Re: Slighlty OT: Why the Ravens might not have our undivided attention until October

    Quote Originally Posted by frankpembleton View Post
    It's not even true in the city or surrounding counties. The O's play in on one of the smallest media markets and are still drawing 30k fans a game. That is really great attendance, particularly considering we are still building back up from the run of 14 straight losing seasons. Look at Cleveland, Tampa, KC, Pittsburgh, etc. We kill them all in attendance even when they are having success.

    I love both teams equally, as do most Baltimoreans. You won't get a fair read on that question by polling a hard core Ravens site like this one though.

    If I were to choose between an O's world series victory or a Ravens Super Bowl no question in my mind I want an O's World Series. The Ravens just won in 2012, and the O's would be a much bigger underdog story.

    Also, some of the posts in this thread about TV ratings are ridiculous. Baseball is a locally popular sport, not a nationally popular sport (like football). Local TV ratings are great for MLB teams, but national ratings are never going to be great, even for the World Series. I bet if you have a game 7 World Series game involving the O's it starts to approach the LOCAL tv rating that the Ravens got in 2012 (though I am sure the Ravens still win out).
    And that goes for any city except for maybe St Louis or Cinci where baseball is king. They have nothing else to do out there.




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