Embracing the Tides
Doing some research today I dug up an interesting article from Rainer Sabin at the Virginian-Pilot. It’s all about the Norfolk Tides and why they switched from their longtime Mets affiliation. Part of the reason might surprise you:
But Rosenfield is more excited about the less-tangible benefits, like the investment Baltimore has made in Norfolk’s community with its Orioles Reach program and the regular presence of Baltimore’s executives at Harbor Park.
“That’s what relationships are all about,” he said. “They shouldn’t be one-sided. They’re willing to go the extra mile.”
“And the Mets weren’t.”
Not necessarily what you’d expect to hear, based on reputation. It’s evidence that the ongoing makeover of the organization is taking place in areas other than just player development and on-field performance. Which is necessary, of course, if this team is going to become a winner again.
On a related note, I’ll be doing the Fighting Ungers radio show on Saturday morning from 9-12, and the author of that article will be our guest at 10:30 AM. We’ll talk about the Tides in general, and I’ll also get his thoughts on some of the prospects. Should be a good time.
Whole show should be good, actually, Marc Unger will be out of town so I’ll be taking more of a leadership role. A role for which I am thoroughly unprepared and unqualified. I will attack it with customary gusto.