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Fenway
08-18-2008, 04:31 PM
Sometime in the next day or two one lucky fan at Camden Yards will be awarded $50,000 and free season tickets for 5 years.

But the O's know most fans at a Boston series are Red Sox fans so...

O's say the 50 millionth fan will not be wearing a Red Sox cap (http://www.mddailyrecord.com/article.cfm?id=6314&type=UTTM)

team site
http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080815&content_id=3313186&vkey=news_bal&fext=.jsp&c_id=bal

Boston Globe laughs

http://www.boston.com/sports/columnists/wilbur/2008/08/18/eyes_on_the_prize/

soltrain21
08-18-2008, 05:02 PM
The Red Sox have kept Camden Yards a float over the past decade? This is me rolling my eyes.

But really, I'd pretend to be a Cubs fan for fifty grand.

doublem23
08-19-2008, 11:37 AM
The Red Sox have kept Camden Yards a float over the past decade? This is me rolling my eyes.


Um, no, in their little worlds, the Red Sox kept baseball alive, man. They taught us all to believe again or something like that.

skottyj242
08-19-2008, 12:33 PM
I don't get it. Where did it say they will only give the money and tickets to an Oriole's fan?

eriqjaffe
08-19-2008, 12:44 PM
I don't get it. Where did it say they will only give the money and tickets to an Oriole's fan?The article says that, once the "magic number" is reached, an attendant at the appropriate gate will pick a random fan who "best represents the sentiment behind the promotion". So it's not necessarily the real 50 millionth fan, but a person representing the 50 millionth fan.

Oh, and can somebody who gets 5 years of Orioles season tickets really be considered "lucky"?

Ragator43
08-19-2008, 12:50 PM
I don't get it. Where did it say they will only give the money and tickets to an Oriole's fan?

Fenway's top link, about halfway through the article.

Seems like an awful lot of faith by the O's front office instilled in the handful of extra attendants to select a person at random.

This has inside job written all over it, with the attendant and random winner walking away with 25 grand each.

skottyj242
08-19-2008, 01:03 PM
I only read the link from the official site. I suck.

TommyJohn
08-19-2008, 08:16 PM
Um, no, in their little worlds, the Red Sox kept baseball alive, man. They taught us all to believe again or something like that.

You're not kidding. A while ago I saw a website (might have been redsoxnation.org) promoting a book called "The team That Saved Baseball" about the 1975 Red Sox. You know, the one that lost that year's Wolrd Series. The team just didn't play in an exciting Series, mind you, they saved the whole, entire sport of baseball.