Report: Angelos prepping the Orioles for a sale to Ripken-led group within next two years?

We’ll note it’s not April 1 before going on to discuss this report by Rex Snider of WNST.

From Snider’s post on the subject:

According to celeb-O’s fan, Roy Firestone, he received some possible inside information that indicated Peter Angelos might be readying the Orioles for a sale to local investors. Better yet, the group is supposedly headed by Cal Ripken.

On Saturday night, Firestone attended an event with Orioles greats, such as Brooks and Frank Robinson. The event provided Firestone with his information on the possible upcoming sale of the ballclub.

Firestone has been quick to point out his “source” is confidential. However, he has also identified this same source as one of credibility in past dealings – and, one who has the connections to know such information.

But, don’t get ready for any transition to happen soon …..

According to Firestone’s source, the sale is supposed to be consummated within the next two years. Of course, such a period of time can lead to many hurdles, detours and dead ends. But, it’s still comforting to hear such a transition of ownership might be in the works.

I would agree with Snider’s further points that it’s too soon to get excited about this, but it is indeed a positive sign for all fans of the team. A lot can and will happen before any such deal falters or succeeds. Stay tuned.

UPDATE: See the comments below for a valid point about the above report. Also, welcome to all Baseball Musings readers.


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    This wouldn't have anything to do with the Zodiac Calendar being all screwed up could it? Sounds too good to be true!

    Comment by Dave Aughenbaugh — January 17, 2011 @ 10:58 am

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    Frank Robinson was at an event with fans on Saturday after being hospitalized in AZ on Thursday and Flying to CA on Friday? An Orioles event? Presumably in MD?

    Can anyone confirm that? Sounds suspect.

    Comment by thebaltimorechop — January 17, 2011 @ 11:46 am

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    I noticed that in a re-reading of it. Maybe it was an event he was scheduled to be at before the hospitalization?

    Comment by insidecharmcity — January 17, 2011 @ 12:07 pm

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    [...] Inside Charm City, the Orioles may be working on a sale to Cal Ripken that would take place in about two years: [...]

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