Baltimore Orioles Players Thank Fans With Handwritten Notes

The Orioles finished this season at 54-108, an improvement from last year's 47-115 campaign

Baltimore Orioles Players Thank Fans With Handwritten Notes
Baltimore Orioles fans watch a game against the Yankees. (G Fiume/Getty)
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The Baltimore Orioles are very, very bad at baseball, but at least they have good manners.

In a nice gesture that was cooked up by Baltimore’s PR department, Orioles players have penned an assortment of handwritten notes thanking randomly selected season-ticketholders for continuing to support the team despite their struggles.

The Orioles finished this season at 54-108, an awful mark which was actually an improvement from their dismal 47-115 campaign last year.

About 30 players were asked to take a pen to Orioles’s stationery and their letters are set to arrive soon, according to The Washington Post.

“I wasn’t sure what the reaction would be. The guys that I spoke to about it were immediately supportive. I saw many of them sit down and start writing right away. It felt like they had something on their minds or something they wanted to say and that was an opportunity for them to do it in a heartfelt way,” Kristen Hudak, director of public relations for the Orioles, told The Athletic. “And then, when I started to collect them, I was just really touched and moved by their answers and the time that they took to be thoughtful.”

It’s a nice campaign that will lead to some goodwill for the team but it remains to be seen whether it will lead to an increase in ticket sales.

Considered one of the most beautiful stadiums in MLB, Oriole Park at Camden Yards can hold about 45,600 spectators but it was routinely fairly empty last season.

According to the Baltimore Business Journal, 64 percent of the stadium’s seats remained empty on average in 2019, the worst attendance in team history.

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