Baltimore Orioles play-by-play announcer Kevin Brown is again within the announcer’s sales space for tonight’s sport in opposition to Seattle. He’s returning after being banished since late July for allegedly disparaging remarks concerning the crew.
Earlier than his comeback, he issued a press release this afternoon that made issues look like all was forgiven between him and Orioles administration. He stated reviews that he was ousted for his feedback had been “mischaracterized.”
Nobody was shopping for it.
Michael Kay, the New York Yankees play-by-play voice for YES Community, stated Brown’s assertion was “like a hostage tape.”
“That was a statement that was obviously vetted by the Orioles and their senior vice president,” Kay added.“I don’t blame Kevin for putting that out there because he didn’t deny what happened. He said, ‘Don’t listen to the noise.’ The noise is true.”
Kay’s assertion continues the outrage voiced by others within the broadcasting enterprise at Brown’s therapy, together with venerable Al Michaels, who stated the one that determined to take away Brown also needs to be fired.
Brown tweeted Friday he has “mutual respect” with Orioles managing chairman John Angelos.
“O’s fans – I’m a storyteller. And never want to be a part of the story. The most compelling story in baseball right now is the story of the league-leading Baltimore Orioles – the best, most exciting young team in the American League,” Brown wrote on X, previously Twitter, in his first public feedback since disappearing from the MASN airwaves in late July.
“Sadly, latest media reviews have mischaracterized my relationship with my adopted hometown Orioles. The very fact is that I’ve a beautiful relationship with the group, and our possession and entrance workplace has totally supported me since 2019 once I first got here aboard.
“I ask that everybody disregard the distracting noise of the previous few days. I’ve labored carefully with O’s SVP Greg Bader for the previous 4 years, and John Angelos and I’ve a strong dialogue based mostly on mutual respect. We’re all good right here in Birdland!
“I am proud to be an Oriole and call Baltimore home, and there is no place in baseball I’d rather be now and for the long haul. Go O’s!”
Brown has not known as an Orioles sport on MASN since July 23.
The announcer appeared on the crew’s radio broadcasts for the next sequence in opposition to the Phillies, however he has not been heard since.