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“For me, it’s a fact that we’re here,” Angelos told The Baltimore Sun after the panel. “I was born here, lived here. … I’ve always lived downtown to one degree or another. Not only that, but our partnership group is all local people that are heavily invested now and indefinitely in the city and the future of this city, and that’s just real. The Orioles are a Baltimore institution. The Orioles will be in Baltimore, be in Maryland. That’s the beginning and the end as far as I’m concerned.”

You know how well Angelos promises work out...
 

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“We’ve got a fellow named Mike Elias who came to us from a couple of great organizations,” he said. “The Astros, you might have heard, won a world championship pretty recently, and Mike is doing a great job building and rebuilding. I will say this: The Orioles won more games than any team in the American League for a half-decade, 2012 to 2016. They were in the playoffs three times in five years.

“And Dick will tell you, but I’m going to say, in baseball we still have a ways to go with some of our parity mechanisms. Big markets and small markets are not yet normalized. The commissioner and the players union are working on that for sure. But it’s tough to win more games than the Yankees and Red Sox and anyone else in the American League for five years. We did it. We tried to keep the team together for a couple extra years to get that. You’re supposed to tear down a bit every year. That’s not what I do. That’s what Mike does. But I think you’ll be happy very soon.”

 

https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/bs-sp-orioles-angelos-not-moving-20190926-6cnkd2blrfcelikxqxz2kfkqnm-story.html

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Well. This is what I thought and have been saying. It's good to have Angelos on the record say this. It 100% believe him. Say what you want about the Angelos family... and I've said some bad things about Peter... but they love Baltimore. 

Now, I'm hopeful the Elias plan will pay some dividends sooner, rather than later.... but probably 2021. 

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I wouldn't expect them to say any differently. But also I thought the Tennessee rumour was unsubstantiated nonsense that should have never been propagated in the first place. But hey, here we are. Good for Angelos to stomp that rumour out to put to bed it catching any momentum. But, alas, conspiracy theorists are never known for their logic. They'll come up with some other excuse.

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1 minute ago, LookitsPuck said:

I wouldn't expect them to say any differently. But also I thought the Tennessee rumour was unsubstantiated nonsense that should have never been propagated in the first place. But hey, here we are. Good for Angelos to stomp that rumour out to put to bed it catching any momentum. But, alas, conspiracy theorists are never known for their logic. They'll come up with some other excuse.

That's easy.  MLB wants to move the team and won't authorize the sons as owners once Peter dies.  They will force a sale to the owner of their choice who will move the team to ....

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This is a reinforcing statement in negotiating a new lease for Camden Yards and it is sincere, I believe, as far as it goes.  However, the statement cannot preclude a sale of the team after the old man passes if things were to change financially. 

But certainly as long as the Angelos family and sons own the team, they will certainly keep them in Baltimore. 

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21 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

That's easy.  MLB wants to move the team and won't authorize the sons as owners once Peter dies.  They will force a sale to the owner of their choice who will move the team to ....

One more Freddy Gray incident and MLB could make that move

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