August 20, 2013
I don't want to come off sounding like an anti-football fan, but overall, the media's coverage of Major League Baseball in Baltimore lacks balance.
Until about 10 years ago, the warmer months yielded mostly baseball coverage, while the colder months were the domain of football chatter.
Don't misunderstand, I love my Ravens, but in the summer months the coverage of the Orioles (and Major League Baseball) should be front and center. The Orioles are playing very respectable baseball and are in the pennant chase. But you wouldn't know it if you were to tune in to local sports talk shows on radio and cable. There, you are more likely to hear NFL chatter than baseball talk.
Not to wish it upon them, but the Orioles' fortunes could turn next season, and the club could conceivably go into another losing streak.
You could say that that the lack of baseball coverage indirectly affects the turnstile numbers. I am certain there's proof of that. My plea is that you give seasonal balance in your sports reporting.
It's simply a matter of priorities. There's a serious pennant race going on, and our Orioles are in the thick of it. For me, Ravens reporting can wait for a few more weeks. Let's keep it in the moment.
Patrick R. Lynch, Nottingham
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