Report: MLB owners approve John Angelos to run Orioles -

Rich Dubroff

Report: MLB owners approve John Angelos to run Orioles

John Angelos
Photo Courtesy of the Baltimore Orioles

Major League Baseball owners have approved John Angelos as “control person” in charge of the Orioles, according to a report in The Baltimore Sun.

John Angelos succeeds his father, Peter, as the official administering the Orioles. The elder Angelos, who is 91, has been in failing health for a few years.

MLB has been concerned for some time that there was no point person running the team, and John Angelos, who is the team’s executive vice president, and his brother, Louis, appeared with Mike Elias when he was introduced as the team’s new general manager in November 2018.

Since then, John Angelos has kept a relatively low profile. On Monday, apparently in response to a story in The Sun that there were groups lined up to purchase the team in the event it was up for sale, Elias sent an email to season ticket-holders that ownership was committed to keeping the team.

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  1. chico salmon

    November 4, 2020 at 7:23 am

    Curious that the “letter” didn’t come from John Angelos himself. He could have pointed out that he’d won MLB approval as control person. It would have been more reassuring coming from ownership than from Elias. It leaves me with more uncertainty, not less. But John is a lawyer in a franchise run by lawyers, so perhaps that would have been risky to state the team will always be here if, when they do sell, it’s moved (no one believes it will move). It’s just weird how the Orioles communicate things.

    • whiterose

      November 4, 2020 at 10:52 pm

      this changes nothing until lease is signed

  2. 33d St

    November 7, 2020 at 8:44 am

    Honest to God first read of this headline was “MLB Owners Approve John Angelos to * RUIN* Orioles” 🙁

  3. ptmt86

    November 10, 2020 at 2:13 am

    I’ve been a Oriole fan since 1960. Stay the course O’s. Flagtown USA!

  4. ptmt86

    November 10, 2020 at 2:17 am

    O’s — Oops

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