With Opening Day 2009 only a mere two months away, obviously most fans are curious as to what the season holds in store for us at Camden Yards.
This week, I decided to reach out and send a few questions via email to Greg Bader -- Director of Communications for the Baltimore Orioles -- about the upcoming season, the economy, the ballpark itself, the team's community efforts and the re-design of the jerseys.
Mr. Bader was gracious enough to respond to my inquiry in less than 24 hours, and his responses are below.
Oriole Post: Now, I know the Orioles have had several affordable plans available for a while – Bargain nights on Tuesdays, Student Night and also the Junior Oriole Dugout Club program – however, with the state of the economy right now, will the organization be impacted by it?
Greg Bader: There is no question that the state of the economy will play a role in the way people decide to spend their money on entertainment. While we strongly believe that baseball and the Orioles are uniquely positioned in the marketplace as an affordable family entertainment option, we also recognize that times are tough. That is why we have $9 tickets for virtually every game, $8 Bargain Night tickets every Tuesday, $6 Student Night tickets every Friday, and of course the Junior Orioles Dugout Club for kids 14 and under (it should be noted that the Dugout Club provides well over a $100 value for just $17).