Rob Long: New York, New York
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I must admit, since joining the powerhouse of 105.7 The Fan two years ago, I’ve been privileged some pretty decent assignments. I’ve gone to AFC North rival training camps, I’ve covered the Baltimore Orioles first play-off appearance in nearly a decade and a half and I had the chance to broadcast from New Orleans the same week that the Baltimore Ravens prepared to defeat the San Francisco 49ers in the Superbowl.
With that in mind, my trip to New York city today could be the coolest of all. I’ve said before that I don’t remember life without baseball. I’ve been an O’s fan my entire life. I’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly with this franchise. Traveling to New York to watch five members of this team represent their franchise as well as the American League is an honor. The Fan sent me to the Big Apple to represent The Fan. That’s truly a double entendre. Not only am I representing the station The Fan, I’m representing the fans who couldn’t make the trip. I just hope I can contain myself when I get to Citi Field. I’ll take lots of pictures to remember this day.
I know, now’s the time to be super cool media guy and “act like I’ve been here”, but nope. Not gonna do it. I won’t embarrass my station by wearing orange and black Orioles gear but I won’t even attempt to hide my excitement.