I'm proposing that we gather a bunch of Orioles fans to find a way to sway Cuban into doing this transaction. Either create facebook groups, petitions, or just plain old writing letter. Since 1997, Angelos' dumpsterpiece of a team has chased away $2 MILLION fans from Camden Yards, which is considered the be all-end all of the retro-classic ballpark. Look at what Mark Cuban has done to the Dallas Mavericks. They were a horrible, horrible basketball team before he came in. They only won 40% of all the games played. Ever since, they have been perennial contenders...oh yea, and they just hoisted their first NBA Championship. What I love most about Mark Cuban is the fact that he doesn't confide himself in the owner's box (even so, he would at least show up to more games than old Pete). Instead, he sits in the stands, wearing Dirk Nowitzki jersey and getting loud. Yes, he can be controversial with his remarks (like calling the Denver Nuggets a bunch of thugs), but he always matches his fines with a charity donation. He has brought over some excellent basketball talent, he's not afraid to spend the money, and more importantly HE. WANTS. TO. WIN.
We've had it with Mr. Angelos. It's only a matter of time before the entire city is waiting to celebrate the day he finally kicks the bucket. Mark Cuban has been pondering about buying an MLB team for a few years. He was rumored to be a potential candidate for the purchase of the Los Angeles Dodgers. I think he needs to buy the Orioles, and rid us of the Angelos plague that has crippled this once proud franchise for the past 14 years.
Peter Angelos is a bitter old man who obviously has not received the memo that baseball is changing, and so should he. When the Montreal Expos became the Washington Nationals, Pete bought the MASN network to control both teams' media. In addition to controlling the Orioles media like how Kim Jong-Il controls the North Korean media, he makes a $40-$70 million annual profit which does NOT go towards the Orioles payroll. Not only that, but because the team is losing money, it's a tax write-off. It's this type of greed that's been killing this team. It's Angelos' apathy that is driving fans and free agents away. We want an owner who is a proven winner and can show fan appreciation. This goes to you Mark Cuban.
Look, the Dodgers' debt is in the nine digit range. Even with all his money, it will still take Cuban a very long time to fix the debt and bring a wining team to Tinseltown. Help us Mr. Cuban. Help this team and this city out. You have the money and the credentials we need.