Recently, the Orioles owner John Angelos, made some comments that might not sit well with the Baltimore Orioles fanbase.
"The hardest thing to do in sports is be a small-market team in baseball and be competitive, because everything is stacked against you -- everything."
"We're going to have to raise prices here -- dramatically."
"Let's say we sat down and showed you the financials for the Orioles. You will quickly see that when people talk about giving this player $200 million, that player $150 million, we would be so financially underwater that you'd have to raise the prices massively. Now, are people going to come and pay that? I don't know if we're at the limit, to your point. I don't know if we're in equilibrium elasticity, supply and demand. Maybe we are. But really that's just one team. What I'm really trying to think about is macro."
Orioles' John Angelos
(Quotes via CBS Sports)
Obviously this has not been taken well by the Orioles fanbase. The Orioles are currently seeing a rebuild pay off and have a chance to become a legitimate dynasty. However, the fanbase is a bit worried that a prime opportunity like this one could be flushed away.
The O's are currently holding the best record in the AL (77-47) and are having the best season the franchise has seen in a long time. The Orioles are ready to take a shot in October. Let's just hope this is not one of the only times it will happen.