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#FreeKevinBrown. Orioles announcer suspended for comments he made on air, and no, they weren't bad.

The Baltimore Orioles have been on the rise this season. They boast the best record in the American League, they have engaged their fans with their sprinkler and beer celebrations, and they've built a strong young core that will compete for years.


Unfortunately, the organization is now facing some backlash, this time, from up in the booth.

Fans noticed that Kevin Brown, the Baltimore Orioles’ lead TV play-by-play voice since 2022 on MASN, has been missing since July 23rd. It turns out, he's been suspended for his "harsh comments" that you can hear above.


Now that the background information is laid out, I ask you, what did he do wrong?


After fans realized it's been almost two weeks since Brown appeared on Orioles TV, they began digging. The Awful Announcing account did the dirty works and found out that Baltimore's CEO, John P.Angelos, didn't like the following comment.


The Orioles have won more games against them this season than the last two combined. “


Brown stated straight facts, and what's the issue about painting the picture? It's not like the O's are heading towards a hundred loss season, they quite literally are trending upwards. It's mind boggling, a dn if I was a fan of Baltimore, I would be fuming. As a baseball fan and a person against censorship, I am pretty disappointed. Yankees Broadcaster, Michael Kay, provided a great response to the debacle.


"Come on! Make it make sense. MLB has to get involved. This is an awful look and a terrible thing to do to a terrific broadcaster. New York fans of both teams are so lucky. Neither ownership group ever censors the Mets or Yankees booth. The truth should never be penalized" - Michael Kay via his Twitter, @RealMichaelKay

Brown has been a staple within the organization since 2019, calling games for the Orioles on a combination of radio and TV. Brown has called some games for ESPN across a variety of sports since 2016. He was also the director of media relations and broadcasting for the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs (a Mets’ affiliate) from 2011-16 and has worked for Time Warner Cable (on high school and college sports) and MSG Varsity (on high school sports) as well.


It's a shame that the Orioles find themselves on the wrong side of the news cycle, but hopefully they fix this quickly.


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