What's loyalty worth? Not much. Ask Nick Markakis ("Nick Markakis agrees to four-year deal with Braves," Dec. 3).
Have to really respect our Baltimore Orioles for their conduct on and off the field and how there was no trash talk from our clubhouse ("Everything keeps coming up Royal blue," Oct. 15). The team overcame some personnel changes to give us fans an exciting baseball season.
As a former Baltimore resident now living in Santa Fe, I followed the Orioles with great interest this year, watching many games on my computer and visiting Camden Yards for two games.
After the red-hot Kansas City Royals completed a four-game sweep of the Orioles in the American League Championship Series, I'm still flaunting my team colors. For the first time in my life I can say I'm proud to be an Orioles fan ("There's no joy in Baltimore," Oct. 16).
Unfortunately for the Orioles and their loyal fans, the Orioles Magic we have experienced this season morphed into Orioles Tragic when facing the Kansas City Royals. I guess if you had to lose to any team, I'm glad it was to the long-suffering Royals who have a fan base reminiscent of our own.
I find it very disappointing that The Sun's sportswriters do not seem to find anything to write about the Orioles. Even when the Ravens season is over, it seems that every day in the paper there is at least one article, big or small, about the Ravens. Once the Orioles season was over, I find...
Done. Poof. Are these the words that describe the wonderful season the Orioles have given us, or are they the words of fair weather friends?
I have read that baseball's new administration is thinking of reducing the strike zone to "improve" the game. The key word here is "improve."