Peter Angelos Quotes
Tejada has only been here two years, so I don't know what he's talking about. We're not spending 50 million on a closer who's been a closer for only one year and 55 million for a guy who hasn't won more than 12 games in a year. If that's what his criticism is based on, it just shows he wouldn't be a great general manager.
That does not preclude a given club from going beyond that level, ... We believe it's time to get this spiraling payroll situation under some control. The idea is to stabilize.... We believe that in order to keep the game within reach of American baseball fan we have to do some payroll stabilization here.
Earlier this year, with the financial stability of this organization in doubt, Governor Bob Ehrlich worked with me to guarantee a strong Baltimore Orioles organization for a generation to come. Together, we worked out a win-win situation for the citizens of Maryland. He deserves to be thanked by everyone associated with this team and by every baseball fan in the region.
If Washington was not the capital of the United States, there would have been no chance that a baseball franchise would be put within such close proximity to an existing franchise. But on that basis, I agree with the location because we in baseball say baseball is our national pastime, and I think there's a great deal of legitimacy to that.