It was a joke, guys. A joke. Get it? 18 home games, filling hotels? Get it?
Wait. You actually got that?
I'm stunned. That has to be some $5.00/hr lacky. No way that came from the boss. Or did it?
Yeah, I buried it a little deep. Sorry about that. I thought it was a pretty good painting of a detached, delusional owner interested in the appearance but not the act of caring. Maybe I hit that note too well... Heh.
Good one Festivus!
But I can actually believe something like that would come from his office. A little more legalese of course...
And I believe Cal and PAs meetings have been more about a role for Cal on the field/dugout, not in the warehouse.
EB might wanna check his "sources".
The Orioles aren't fielding offers quietly.
I mean, every team is "for sale" for the right price. But Angelos isn't holding meetings with perspective buyers or anything of the sort.
And he'll never do that.
If he ever sells this team it will be when someone offers him something out of the blue that's enough to make him sell. The guy isn't getting into negotiations for the team.
Believe me, there isn't anything I'd like to see more than a new owner of the Orioles.
But there isn't anything to this.
The os need a fresh start.
I always wondered if Angelos would try to sell them but retain the TV deal as a separate entity. The current state of the os without the TV funds would be rather cash strapped I would imagine.
In a fresh start i mean a sale to someone like Steve B....Perhaps the Caps owner could sell the Wizards and buy the Os. He seems to be a good owner.
I have 2 kids age 19 and 16 and neither one seems to be into baseball at all. They love football and the Ravens but think baseball is boring. My opinion is they have never lived thru a pennant race where every game is important. The Os robbed my kids of this experience. Whether they realize it or not, they are losing an entire generation of potential fans because they dont try to win and for that I feel disgust.
Need I go on?
My question is, if he is planning on keeping the team for a while, why is he going out and bidding on horse tracks/casinos?
You might want to listen to the podcast, PP. EB never claimed Angelos was holding meetings.
The scenario you gave is pretty much the scenario EB described.
I don't have an agenda. I just happen to dislike EB. If my favorite radio personality stated this I'd say the same thing.
As far as how I know. Without going into specifics, I've been told by some people who are in the know that there is nothing to this.
I get that some roll their eyes when they hear this. Take it for what it's worth. And again, I wish that PA would sell the team tomorrow.
EB stands by his scoop ....
He makes a great point. Why are folks going to the Orioles for a comment? As some posters have pointed out, nothing but spin is going to come from them. The people that need to be questioned are the potential suitors.
I would be shocked....shocked if there was someone to make an offer that would satisfy the current owner's level of greed
This is just too good to be true and King Pete would never give us such a gift.