You have to wonder whether the economic downturn will affect the Orioles' budget. The club is also in the midst of an economic downturn. Total attendance dropped below 2 million this year for the first time in the history of Camden Yards, and viewership of the team's regional sports network has been disappointing. This might be the ultimate case of needing to spend money to make money, but it's going to be hard to project revenues going forward because of the effect the greater economic crisis might have.
(For more, go to baltimoresun.com/schmuckblog)