The host made a hopeful bet in mid-August that the Baltimore Orioles, then sitting at 39 wins, could make it to 50 wins during the baseball season. He and his co-host decided they would have a champagne celebration on air, “that we’d pop the corks if they won.”
But what if they didn’t? Fans were asking.
“There had to be repercussions,” Haynie said, and so he volunteered to get a tattoo of the old Orioles logo, which features a “pissed off” bird holding a bat, along with the Orioles’ 2018 record, should he lose.
“I wanted a new tattoo anyways,” he reasoned. (Haynie has a tattoo of the current Orioles bird logo on his left arm.)
But Haynie reasoned that “there [had] to be a tag on it as a remembrance [of] how bad the season was.”
“I figured they could get to 50, but I figured wrong, of course,” he said. The Orioles came in at 47 games won and 115 lost, and fans and listeners aren’t letting him forget.
Haynie said he’s reminded of the deal he’s made every day since, and he’s going to keep his promise. He’s planning to get the tattoo on air in the next few weeks and broadcast it on Facebook Live. The tattoo artist has already been selected, and Haynie is planning to get the tattoo by his left ankle — around 4 inches in size, he said.
“Something noticeable,” he said. He’s keeping his word, and then some.