Friday, May 20, 2011

Preakness versus Orioles: ONE STUPID MESS!!!

How is it that the Orioles' game on Saturday scheduled to start at 4:00 pm on the same day the legendary Preakness Stakes are running at Pimlico?  Given the Orioles are playing the Washington Nationals, would it not make sense to swap series and have the game start in Washington at 7:00 pm so their would be no media conflict.

WBAL, normally the radio voice of the Preakness will be covering the Orioles. At very least, they should open up their sister station 98 Rock, which simulcasts the Ravens' games to broadcast the Preakness or take the Orioles for that date. The Orioles let WJZ-AM switch the Orioles to other CBS-FM stations when they had scheduling conflicts.

Resources needed for both, the light rail, the Owings Mills metro, not to mention police and emergency services workers will be spread awfully thin unless they're expecting the Orioles game to be a non-event with fans disguised as empty seats.


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