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I just returned from an event and ran into an old acquaintance who is very plugged in to the Baltimore sports business scene. I asked him when he thought Peter Angelos would sell the team. My acquaintance said that, from what he is hearing, Angelos is thinking about it now.

My source does not work for the Orioles, but he is in a business where, if someone was beginning to make preparations to sell a team, he would hear about it. He didn't share any specifics with me, and I wasn't in a position (in a room full of people) to question him further.

So, don't even call this a rumor, just a hint of a rumor. And say your prayers.

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I just returned from an event and ran into an old acquaintance who is very plugged in to the Baltimore sports business scene. I asked him when he thought Peter Angelos would sell the team. My acquaintance said that, from what he is hearing, Angelos is thinking about it now.

My source does not work for the Orioles, but he is in a business where, if someone was beginning to make preparations to sell a team, he would hear about it. He didn't share any specifics with me, and I wasn't in a position (in a room full of people) to question him further.

So, don't even call this a rumor, just a hint of a rumor. And say your prayers.

If prayer is your thing make sure you say two. One that he sells and a second to make sure the right person buys.

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I just returned from an event and ran into an old acquaintance who is very plugged in to the Baltimore sports business scene. I asked him when he thought Peter Angelos would sell the team. My acquaintance said that, from what he is hearing, Angelos is thinking about it now.

My source does not work for the Orioles, but he is in a business where, if someone was beginning to make preparations to sell a team, he would hear about it. He didn't share any specifics with me, and I wasn't in a position (in a room full of people) to question him further.

So, don't even call this a rumor, just a hint of a rumor. And say your prayers.

I would hope he sells MASN with it. Otherwise the O's just went from a team with a potentially big budget that controls the media of one major TV market (DC) and one mid-size market (BMore) to basically a team who will get a TV deal which will be tiny to represent their ratings...

So we'd go from an Angelos owned team that has the money to compete with the big boys, but doesn't spend it.

To a non-Angelos owned team, which will have the money of the Kansas City Royals.

But if he sells O's and MASN to a competent owner - it truly is a miracle!

Big spending ability and shrewd ownership. Heck, I'd get season tix even though I live in FL then.

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That is interesting... Buried in one of Roch's recent posts was this nugget..

He's not interested in managing or coaching. He's not interested in being the farm director or scouting director. He's not interested in strictly being the general manager, though you're getting warmer with that one.

In Ripken's perfect world, he would take on a role similar to Nolan Ryan in Texas. Ryan is the Rangers' principal owner, president and CEO. He's responsible for shaping the organization, but Jon Daniels handles the contracts, negotiations and trade talks.

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I would hope he sells MASN with it. Otherwise the O's just went from a team with a potentially big budget that controls the media of one major TV market (DC) and one mid-size market (BMore) to basically a team who will get a TV deal which will be tiny to represent their ratings...

So we'd go from an Angelos owned team that has the money to compete with the big boys, but doesn't spend it.

To a non-Angelos owned team, which will have the money of the Kansas City Royals.

But if he sells O's and MASN to a competent owner - it truly is a miracle!

Big spending ability and shrewd ownership. Heck, I'd get season tix even though I live in FL then.

I can't imagine a buyer with the resources to acquire the O's buying the team without requiring that MASN is a part of the transaction. O's without MASN is a deathknell for baseball in Baltimore. Any new ownership group will surely recognize that.

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