How can Baltimore simply allow the Orioles to rot like this under Angelos’ greed & profiteering?

April 01, 2012 | Nestor Aparicio

party around town.

The common thought is he simply this: “He’s old. He’ll die soon and it’ll all change.”

Well, yeah, will it?

The fact that no other city would even BEGIN to want the Orioles or have a stadium or fan base or any other measurable financial model that would approach the amount of vast profit that Angelos is generating while you’re asleep and paying your cable TV bill.

So for your enjoyment and education, today I’m presenting this:


10. “Peter Angelos will move the team…”

This was addressed above and is only No. 10 because there are nine more stupid things I’ve heard because this one is a virtual “never going to happen” scenario. Anyone who thinks the Orioles are leaving Baltimore because the stadium is empty is simply an idiot.

9. “Look at the attendance. They’re losing money. There’s no way he can make money with an empty stadium.”

This is exactly what Angelos hopes you believe and you take pity on him. I swear for the few remaining Orioles apologists there’s a Stockholm Syndrome at work. The worse he treats the community the more some defend him.

8. “I’ll care about them when they start winning…”

Over the next few days we’ll show you that winning isn’t even a part of the financial equation. Trying to win would actually be a far greater financial risk of tens of millions of dollars and we’ll explain it all. But we’ll address “Excuse No. 8” plenty.

7. “We’re rebuilding the farm system via the draft…”

This is a joke when the Orioles continually chose “slot players” and spent a decade ignoring every Scott Boras client or anyone who wanted legitimate “free market” money.

6. “I don’t give Angelos any of my money…”

YES, you do. See the $38 per year on your

5 Comments For This Post

  1. unitastoberry Says:

    This whole mess with the Orioles not wanting to win just wanting to make money is apart of an overall symptom in MLB that has to end. The fact the the main money supply for owners now comes from TV and coprorate advertisements regardless of the on field record means the gate is just gravy. When you don’t need your gate to make the bulk of your money this crap occurs. MLB is a joke run by billionares who could give a s**t about fans. If MLB had a real comish who acted independent of the owners Angelos would have been read the riot act years ago and told to either sell or field a competitive team. Bud Selig and all the rest of the old men in MLB are just as much to blame here as Angelos. It’s a club which you can’t get into or thrown out of and they don’t want change because of the $$$$$. You know just like the US government.

  2. Steve Says:

    Like i said fans,,, LEARN FROM THE BALTIMORE COLTS FANS. Did they allow Irsay make profits by putting a scrub team on the field? So Irsay knew he cant make money in Baltimore so he moved them to indy. If O’s fans just dont show up or buy season tickets then Angelos will have to do ether 2 things 1.Sell the Club or 2.Move the team. We have a great NFL team in Baltimore it worked what Colts fans did so why not O’s fans do the samething?

  3. tsnamm Says:

    Hey Nestor… what is really shocking to me is the deafening silence of the national sports media, which has nothing to lose by pointing out the obvious… Look at what happened in LA with the sale of the Dodgers…$2.5 billion dollars…and 1.5 of that was based on the TV rights…they’re even talking about a couple of other teams that have TV contracts coming up and they’re all in the $700 million+ category, including such non-markets as San Diego…Angelos is just taking the money and running with his own LSN for 2(!) teams not just 1. I thought that MLB also dictated that any luxury tax money redistributed to the loser teams such as the Orioles had to be reinvested into on the field talent.Its painfully obvious that Angelos either has no idea on how to operate a major league sports franchise, has no civic pride or competitive fire, or is the worst most cynical owner, just leaving his team and city hinging out to dry as an erstwhile “Washington Generals” to the rest of the AL Easts “Harlem Globetrotters” While he counts his profits with no interest in running a team. The idea that “we can’t compete” is such a lame and loser mentality. I don’t know where to start to debunk that one its just so pathetic. Those who think we need to support the team because “we’re lucky to have one” must have battered wife syndrome…1-2 years could be just bad luck,going on 15 is a PLAN. keep the heat on Nestor you’re performing a civic duty…

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  5. Jeff Says:

    I think that when Jerry Hoffberger sold the Orioles back in late 70’s..things went downhill. But we did win under Edward Bennett Williams, especially because we Won WS in 1983. I wish one of Hoffberger’s sons would have taken over the team after EBW died & before Eli Jacobs then Angelos took over. When Jewish people own companies or teams, chances are things get done correctly and smoothly..most of the time!! Please, Please pray that Angelos sells the team to Cal Ripken..a non-Jew and the only person we can and should Trust to turn around our losing ways. Or get another Jewish owner who cared about Baltimore and our players & team as much as Hoffberger did.

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