The Baltimore Orioles are having yet another bad season.
They own a record of 26-35 and sit at the very bottom of the American League East division, 18.5 games behind the first-place New York Yankees.
Things have gotten pretty ugly in the front office too, with the brother of chairman and CEO John Angelos making claims that he was making plans to ultimately relocate the Orioles to Tennessee, where he lives with his wife.
However, this morning, Angelos came out and stated that those claims are completely false and that he plans to keep the O’s in Baltimore.
The Orioles themselves tweeted Angelos’ statement.
Statement from Orioles Chairman and CEO John Angelos: pic.twitter.com/A1lqCcRRBm
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) June 13, 2022
O’s Are Staying Put
This legal battle is getting ugly, but Angelos has made one thing perfectly clear, that he plans on keeping the team in Baltimore for good.
The Orioles were originally the St. Louis Browns before ultimately moving to Baltimore.
But Angelos made it known that the allegations against him that suggest he plans on moving the team out of Baltimore are false.
The allegations against him are pretty bold, but this statement by Angelos is quite definitive.
This is probably somewhat of a relief for Orioles fans.
It’s always tough on fans when a team leaves its city and its fans behind.
But Baltimore is still going to have a baseball team and the Orioles will be that team.
The legal battle has gotten intense between Angelos and his brother.
This past weekend was full of drama and accusations, but Angelos appears to have put any doubt about his team staying in Baltimore to rest.
Now, all the fans want is for the Orioles to become a contender again.
Baltimore has missed the postseason every year since 2016, and hasn’t had a deep run into October since 2014.