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

April 01, 2012 | Nestor Aparicio

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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