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Orioles: No gnomes, please

Orioles: No gnomes, please

In light of the Orioles recent near-death spiral, many fans have pinned the blame on the Buck Showalter Garden Gnome giveaway ("Buck Showalter garden gnome briefly causes long lines at Camden Yards," June 28). True, their record since the promotion has been dismal and Buck Showalter was warned by the manager of their AAA affiliate in Norfolk. So if the Orioles front office would like a few ideas for some second-half promotions that should end the jinx, below are my contributions. 1. Buck Showalter Burn the Gnome Gnight. All fans who return with their gnome (if it has not been sold on eBay already) will receive a voucher for a free hotdog and soft drink in exchange for their...

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