Title: Orioles’ Success Overshadowed by Broadcaster Kevin Brown’s Absence
The Baltimore Orioles have captured the attention of baseball fans with their recent achievements, reaching an impressive 70 wins and emerging as a young and exciting team in the sport. However, the focus has shifted from their triumphs on the field to the absence of broadcaster Kevin Brown from the MASN booth.
The controversy surrounding Brown began when he made a comment in the team’s game notes, suggesting that the Orioles would win more games in 2023 at Tropicana Field than they had in the previous two years. Accompanying the comment was a graphic titled “Trop-ical Disaster,” which added fuel to the fire.
Although Brown did not write the game notes or create the graphic, he faced consequences for the comment. The team owner, John Angelos, found the comment unacceptable and initiated Brown’s removal. While Angelos denies that there was a suspension, it is evident that Brown’s absence was a direct result of his comment.
Many believe that the comment was harmless, considering the Orioles’ struggles in recent years and their owner’s desire to emulate the successful Tampa Bay Rays. This incident adds to a pattern of questionable decisions made by Angelos, including parting ways with loyal broadcasters and dismissing staff.
Brown, a popular fixture on Orioles broadcasts, is expected to return on August 11. While his return is undoubtedly welcomed by fans, questions remain about the message sent within the organization and the potential impact on Brown’s future comments. Will he feel inclined to self-censor or become more cautious with his statements?
Despite the challenges off the field, the Orioles continue to perform exceptionally well on the field. Their success and emergence as a young team in baseball have brought hope and excitement to their supporters, overshadowing the controversy surrounding Brown’s absence.
As the Orioles proudly march forward, their fans eagerly anticipate Brown’s return and hope that the incident will not hinder his ability to provide insightful and entertaining commentary in the future. Only time will tell if this controversy will have a lasting impact on the organization and its beloved broadcaster.
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