It's cold, it's very cold out up here in Maryland. Well, it's only two more weeks until Florida and I can't wait to head South and out of the cold for a few.
I was scouring some of the blogs, and other media sites this evening and WNST's Drew Forrester along with a few others have found that you cannot find the 6-game plans that have been available on the Orioles website in the past. Well, I took a look at the page and you indeed cannot see them. You can now only find 81, 29, and four 13 game season ticket plans for sale.
Drew was able to note on his post that the team is indeed selling them -- however, you are probably better off calling the team to get your hands on them. I can understand that the team would want to sell more tickets and have fans commit to to more games -- simply, revenue drives things and obviously selling tickets; however, considering the state of the economy and the hardships some face currently, it may be hard for people to commit to a season plan -- whether it's a cost or time issue.
The team should make the 6-game plan available once more for people who want them.
In addition, now fans who want Opening Day tickets at Camden Yards when the O's face the Yankees on April 6th seem to be required to purchase a 81 or game plan. I don't agree with this either, but I guess it makes business sense to get more bodies into the park for the non-marquee games.
- Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Donald Fehr today spoke to the Oriole players about union issues -- primarily the economy, the market & steroid investigation.
- Felix Pie -- the recently acquired Oriole outfielder -- should be in camp on Tuesday as his visa issues have been resolved in the Dominican Republic. According to Peter Schmuck, the problem stemmed from Pie changing teams late in the winter and having to file new information with immigration officials.
- Brad Hennessey will start on Wednesday against the Mets in Fort Lauderdale; meanwhile, the Orioles will play an exhibition game against Team Italy on Tuesday. You can view the lineups here.
- Camden Chat's Stacy thinks that Adam Jones could be a breakout candidate; Orioles Hangout's Scott Hoffman wonders if the team has made progress; Press Box's Ben O'Brien wonders about the state of the pitching staff and Pete Kerzel looks at the moves the team has made.
- Dempsey's Army looks at five things to look forward to at Spring Training; the Loss Column points out the O's road uniforms have been a hot seller (I waited probably three weeks for mine to show up); the Roar from 24 looks at Melvin Mora; Camden Depot looks at some of the 2009 draftees, and Around the Harbor looks at the Roberts signing.
- Oriole reliever Chris Ray seems to be in shape; Ty Wigginton isn't worried about playing time; finally, the Orioles had picture day on Tuesday.