The feuding Angelos brothers (Ep. 93)
A lawsuit, a prospect injury, two promotions, and a return. It was a mixed bag kind of week in Birdland.
Oh, Orioles. You just can’t let a week go by without something wild happening, can you? There were some particularly tasty bits since the last time we posted an episode.
The largest morsel of all was news from The Baltimore Banner that the two Angelos brothers that run the Orioles day-to-day are embroiled in a lawsuit…against each other.
The article is required reading for any Orioles fan, but what it boils down to is that Louis is suing John and his mother over control of their father’s money, which includes the Orioles. Allegations are thrown out about moving the franchise to Nashville, a secret firing of Brady Anderson, and nixing the sale of the team.
It’s a mess, but one that Orioles fans probably don’t need to be too worried about, at least not right now. There is no evidence of the team moving, and it certainly feels like they are headed in the right direction on the field. Things can change, of course, but the typical pace of lawsuits tells us that it could be a while before we see any ramifications of this case.
A sale of the team certainly seems to be on the table, though. It’s something that has been rumored for quite a while, and it makes sense with the patriarch of the family, Peter, in failing health. But the team has taken steps to insure that whomever owns the Orioles will keep them in Baltimore long term. The state of Maryland just dedicated $1.2 billion to update Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium. That is a massive carrot that won’t be guaranteed anywhere else.
Not to mention, if a team were to move to Nashville or Las Vegas, there are far easier teams ripe of the picking. How about the Rays and their perennially empty stadium? Or the Athletics and an ownership group that has completely alienated their fan base?
The guys get into it on this week’s episode, plus the injury to Grayson Rodriguez, the promotions of Gunnar Henderson and Jordan Westburg, the return of Heston Kjerstad, and more.
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