Orioles' fans on Aug. 8. Aug 8, 2023; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Grayson Rodriguez (30) throws a fifth inning pitch against the Houston Astros at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Orioles’ home game Tuesday night against the Houston Astros was their first since the situation involving the team removing broadcaster Kevin Brown from broadcasts came to light. And the crowd of Baltimore fans at Oriole Park at Camden Yards made it very clear they stand with Brown.

Awful Announcing and other outlets reported Monday that the reason for Brown not being on the team’s TV broadcasts on MASN as usual since July 23, and not on any of their broadcasts since July 26, was pre-game comments he made on July 23. Those comments were about how the Orioles had won more games against the Tampa Bay Rays in 2023 than in the previous two years combined.

Since then, broadcasters and media figures from around MLB and beyond have weighed in support of Brown, and in support of critical commentary when warranted. And the fans chimed in in support of that Wednesday night, with a “Free Kevin Brown” chant very audible on the MASN broadcast (and also on other broadcasts) in the seventh inning:

Here’s how this sounded on the national TBS broadcast:

And the AT&T Sports Southwest broadcast, where the Astros’ announcers weighed in in support of Brown:

That’s remarkable to see. And it helps illustrate how wide the Brown story has spread, and how many people stand with him. And that support ranges from MLB announcers to CNN figures to fans.

Brown is reportedly set to return to Orioles’ broadcasts on Friday, Aug. 11.

[Awful Announcing on Twitter]

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Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.