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8 minutes ago, scOtt said:

We (I at least...) haven't heard much if anything from John Angelos since the hiring and introduction of mike Elias. Found this interview (yesterday) and thought I'd post it.

 

I love this guy.

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55 minutes ago, Greg Pappas said:

I love this guy.

Me too. He's well spoken but also seems to consider carefully what he's going to say before he says it.

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John is not his father (Lou doesn’t seem to be either), and that’s a very good thing.  He just seems to “get it,” and it’s very refreshing after decades of mismanagement by PGA.  If anything, I wish John would talk more with the media, because he’s well spoken and has good ideas and thoughts, but I can also respect that he doesn’t want to be the face of the organization, so he picks his spots.  I know it’s still early in his lead ownership role, but so far, I’m very impressed with how he’s handled everything.

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He’d be a helluva politician.    You know what?   He might be a good commissioner, too.     Really thoughtful guy.  

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5 hours ago, Obando said:

John is not his father (Lou doesn’t seem to be either), and that’s a very good thing.  He just seems to “get it,” and it’s very refreshing after decades of mismanagement by PGA.  If anything, I wish John would talk more with the media, because he’s well spoken and has good ideas and thoughts, but I can also respect that he doesn’t want to be the face of the organization, so he picks his spots.  I know it’s still early in his lead ownership role, but so far, I’m very impressed with how he’s handled everything.

To hire a guy like Elias (and let him hire his people), he has to at least have his head in the right place. He (and Lou) are at least saying, "ok, we need to modernize, we need to get into analytics and international scouting, this guy has a track record and good connections, let's go for it". That alone is more effort and forward thought than we've seen in a long time. Even if it doesn't end up working out, it was the right way to think about the rebuild and they should be commended for going that route. 

Add to that his record of thoughtful social comments/support for Baltimore and knowledge of its issues and you have a guy who looks like he knows what he's doing as an owner. He's not out there trying to get in front of the camera much either. So all in all, I'm basically thrilled with this ownership group and the management they've put in place. We're just missing the players.

And, you know, the actual baseball.

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