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  • Ted Phee posted 573 days ago

    Ted Phee

    Hey Matt I just read your power rankings for all 30 MLB teams by market size in January 2012. I know its a little late but It just found it. It was pretty good except that you ranked the Baltimore Orioles so low and even said Baltimore is about the size of Cincinnati, which is very untrue. Baltimore citie's population is almost 3 times that of the city of Cincinnati's and the Cincinnati metro-area is only one-fourth the size of Baltimore's. Baltimore is actually a principle city in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area, with 8.4 million people, currently the fourth largest in the U.S. after New York, L.A., and Chicago. Also, while they did lose a large chunk of fans to the Washington Nationals, the O's are still considered by many D.C. area natives as Washington's MLB team. The Nats may have cut their fanbase in half but the O's still have a very large fan base in the fourth biggest metropolitan area in the U.S. They might only seem to be a small market team because of their horrible record for over a decade and a tight-fisted owner who has been unwilling to open his pockets and sign players. Ive always said that the O's have great fans, they just need to have a good season to fill up Camden Yards. Well 2012 proved me right as "the yard" had its best attendance in years. The Orioles are far from a small market team, they are sometimes seen as the secondary team in the area we call the DMV(D.C.,Maryland,Virginia) but in actuality, they have just as many, if not more, fans than the Nationals. Any native of the Baltimore-Washington area will tell you this.

  • Ted Phee posted 573 days ago

    Ted Phee

    Hey Matt I just read your power rankings for all 30 MLB teams by market size in January 2012. I know its a little late but It just found it. It was pretty good except that you ranked the Baltimore Orioles so low and even said Baltimore is about the size of Cincinnati, which is very untrue. Baltimore citie's population is almost 3 times that of the city of Cincinnatis and is actually a principle city in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area, with 8.4 million people, currently the fourth largest in the U.S. after New York, L.A., and Chicago. Also, while they did lose a large chunk of fans to the Washington Nationals, the O's are still considered by many D.C. area natives as Washington's MLB team. The Nats may have cut their fanbase in half but the O's still have a very large fan base in the fourth biggest metropolitan area in the U.S. They might only seem to be a small market team because of their horrible record for over a decade and a tight-fisted owner who has been unwilling to open his pockets and sign players. Ive always said that the O's have great fans, they just need to have a good season to fill up Camden Yards. Well 2012 proved me right as Camden Yards had its best attendance in years. The Orioles are far from a small market team, they are sometimes seen as the secondary team in the area we call the DMV(D.C.,Maryland,Virginia) but in actuality, they have just as many, if not more, fans than the Nationals. Any native of the Baltimore-Washington area will tell you this.

  • Mike Hawk posted 927 days ago

    Mike Hawk

    When the phillies win the world series. youre gonna look like an idiot for giving them an F..

  • Syed Ahmed posted 937 days ago

    Syed Ahmed

    You have great baseball smarts. Anytime someone argues with you, you have a valid argument and reason to show why they are wrong. You've earned my respect as a writer for B/R.

  • Mordecai Brown posted 938 days ago

    Mordecai Brown

    You've earned my respect as a writer on BR. I completely agree with your assessment of the Papelbon signing. Congrats on your baby boy.

  • Rocco Monaco posted 951 days ago

    Rocco Monaco

    bleacher report articles about the teams i love usually make me furious, but your breakdown of the platoon situation for the red sox actually made me look at the team differently (which is rare, since i usually assume I know everything about everything). awesome article, very well done.

  • Anthony Farthing posted 970 days ago

    Anthony Farthing

    You are such a great writer Matt, it's your type of slideshows I'm looking for when I log onto to the Bleacher Report.

  • Michael Herringshaw posted 1030 days ago

    Michael  Herringshaw

    Thank for the great articles Matt!

  • Anthony Nuccio posted 1099 days ago

    Anthony Nuccio

    Hey Matt, good to find a fellow Illinois/Cubs/Bulls/Bears fan!

  • Garrett Derr posted 1105 days ago

    Garrett Derr

    Hey man I wrote an article about the Top 10 Pro Athletes Who Would Make Good UFC Fighters. Would love to hear what you think man. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/817080-10-pro-athletes-that-would-make-good-ufc-fighters

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