"It's all about sparking interest," said Angelos. "And, let's face it, when it comes to interest you can't do much better than these two teams." Orioles upper management believes the star attraction generated by high-caliber players like Kevin Youklis, Mark Teixeira, and Derek Jeter will help revive the lackluster Camden Yards attendance. "We're giving the fans some quality baseball, here," Angelos added.
Some say that the novelty game, which will take place in between the first and second innings, is merely a distraction from the real problems of the Orioles franchise. The Orioles have not had a winning season in this millennium, and questions abound about managerial decisions. Angelos and GM Andy MacPhail acknowledged the criticism, but remained steadfast that the Yankees-Redsox game will be a positive step for the team. "It may be a little gimmicky, but we feel that the crowd will grow to enjoy it," said MacPhail. "In fact, we're surprised that we're the only club implementing this program." According to reports, higher-ups in the Boston Redsox staff have cordially declined the possibility of an "Orioles-Blue Jays Night".