Orioles chairman and CEO John Angelos has said that the Orioles "will never leave Baltimore" as he has underlined that the Orioles are more than just a team to him. Last week, Louis Angelos filled a lawsuit against his brother John.
In the lawsuit, Louis Angelos alleged his brother was trying to take the full control of the team and relocate the Orioles to Tennessee. Responding to his brother's allegation, John Angelos said that was absolutely not true.
"My mother was born and raised in Northeast Baltimore," he said of Georgia Angelos, who is also named as a defendant in the lawsuit. "And has worked with my father their entire lives to help the city, including by restoring the club to local ownership and preventing its relocation.
For them, as for me, the Orioles will forever play at Oriole Park, and at no time ever have we contemplated anything different."
John Angelos: The Orioles will stay in Baltimore
Further, John Angelos did his best to assure everyone within the Orioles organization that the team is staying in Baltimore.
"There is nothing uncertain about the future of the Baltimore Orioles," Angelos said. "I want to assure our Orioles players and coaches, our dedicated front office Senior Leadership Team and staff, and our devoted fans, trusted partners, elected, civic, and non-profit leaders, and our entire community, that the Orioles will never leave.
From 33rd Street to Camden Yards, the Birds of Baltimore, the iconic team of Brooks, Earl, Jim, Frank, Cal, and Eddie, will forever remain in the only city that our family and our partnership group has called, or will ever call, home -- the finest city and birthplace of our national anthem of which we are enduringly proud and to which we are forever committed." The Orioles are having a rough season as they sit at at the fifth place of the AL East standings with a 26-36 record.