The man, in this scenario, is the Baltimore Orioles, their neighbor and the city's once-proud MLB team that hasn't enjoyed a winning season since 1997.
Just before the start of the Orioles' Opening Day win over the Minnesota Twins, the Ravens posted an image of sunny M&T Bank Stadium on their official Facebook page, along with the following statement to one million-plus followers:
"Raise your hand if you'd rather be cheering in THIS stadium than a baseball stadium today!"
Reaction was all over the map. Some dug it. Others suggested the Ravens -- or the character who runs their Facebook feed had crossed the line. (CUT TO: 21-year-old intern dressed head-to-toe in purple, "The Smiths" playing the background, half-eaten ham sandwich on the table -- OZZIE NEWSOME ON LINE 2 ... )
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• "not gonna lie, i kinda am disgusted (by) this post. Two teams of the same city should not be against each other. I will not raise my hand because I support my O's. I'll raise my hand when football season comes around. This post is just shameful."
• "lol kinda a (expletive) thing to say on opening day but yes I would rather be watching ravens."
Don't bother looking for it on their overly noisy Facebook setup. The team pulled it down and released the following: "We made a mistake and we have apologized to the Orioles. In no way did we mean to disrespect the Orioles."
We will follow this closely.