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  1. #1

    MASN cuts talent

    "MASN will not be renewing the contracts of Gary Thorne, Mike Bordick, Tom Davis, Rick Dempsey, Jim Hunter or Dave Johnson."

    A couple of these guys I won't miss, but I thought Thorne was very good. Reminds me of Jon Miller getting canned. I'm surprised to see Dempsey go.

    MASN also cut some of the Nationals broadcast staff.

    One of the nice things about baseball is being able to listen, intently or in passing, on any night to familiar voices you felt were friends, whether you knew them personally or not. Disappointing to see.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2011

    Re: MASN cuts talent

    This is the nail in the coffin of the Orioles for me. All those names were people who seemed passionate about the Os and hence made the viewer feel some of that. Given the ineptitude of the front office and the seemingly indifference to putting a quality product on the field I am done with the Os. Maybe not baseball entirely, but the Os can go pound sand.
    "Once a Raven, always a Raven" - Q

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Ravenland, USA

    Re: MASN cuts talent

    For me the nail was when they stopped giving fans a few free broadcast tv games a month. That was a slap in the face and basically said "if you're too poor for cable we don't want you as a fan".

  4. #4

    Re: MASN cuts talent

    MASN isn’t televising any spring training games? This is the only time it’s worth watching the O’s. After the 2nd week of the season they’ll be 10 games back and sinking.

  5. #5

    Re: MASN cuts talent

    Couple interesting articles.

    First, MASN continues to make personnel cuts.

    Second, it may be possible to connect all the dots. Boswell has covered baseball for years for Wapo and before the Nationals came to town was on the Os beat, he definitely is sympathetic to the franchise (not the owner):

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Olney, MD (Baltimore native)

    Re: MASN cuts talent

    I am a Baltimore native and longtime Orioles fan. Nevertheless, Tom Boswell is the best sportswriter when it comes to covering the Orioles, both on and off the field. I discovered that fact during a newspaper strike in Baltimore decades ago. What a revelation.


  7. #7

    Re: MASN cuts talent

    Seems that all 'media' are making 'talent' cuts. Talent expects to be paid and earn a living. Seems that 'media' want gig talent; one shot - low pay and gone.


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