There had been some speculation that the Baltimore Orioles would be looking for a new home soon. That will not be the case.
According to Jeff Barker of the Baltimore Sun, the Orioles are not going anywhere any time soon. They are set to sign a long term lease as they confirm their place in Baltimore.
Maybe this will end Baltimore Oriole relocation rumors
The Orioles future had been somewhat up in the air. A lawsuit filed by Louis Angelos, the son of Peter Angelos and brother of CEO John Angelos, alledged that John was looking to move the team to the Nashville area.
Meanwhile, the team was adamant in their denial of such rumors, saying that they would “never leave” Baltimore. To underscore that point, they proclaimed that “as long as Fort McHenry is standing watch over the Inner Harbor, the Orioles will remain in Baltimore.”
But words only go so far. At some point, actions need to follow of those statements will ring hollow. Speculation will continue, and as Nashville continues to angle for a major league franchise, the Orioles would have seemed like a perfect fit. After all, John Angelos lives in the area and his wife works in Nashville.
Nothing is finalized just yet. The lease still needs to be signed in order for the Orioles to officially remain in Baltimore. However, at this point, that appears to be nothing more than a formality. Any concerns that the team will head for greener pastures, and a larger bank account for ownership, will soon be put to rest. And, once that happens, the lawsuit may be unnecessary as well.
Any speculation that the Baltimore Orioles will move can be put to an end. They are set to sign a long term lease to remain in Camden Yards.