People have always wondered why Peter Angelos is often rated to be one of the most hated men in baseball.. Could it be that the wealthy trial lawyer Peter Angelos is misunderstood or is the criticism completely valid? People always accused Peter Angelos of running off famed announcer Jon Miller, after deciding that an announcer that would bleed Orioles baseball would be better in the booth in comparison to the objective analysis that Jon Miller often gave was as noted by The City Paper. Jon Miller would often criticize the on and off the field moves that the Orioles front office was involved in. Jon Miller is also known as the announcer for Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN with Joe Morgan.
Jon Miller said in his book that he did not leave the Baltimore Orioles because of Orioles owner Peter Angelos. You have to assume that Jon Miller’s love for the San Francisco Giants is one of the biggest reasons why Jon Miller decided to leave the Baltimore Orioles and not owner Peter Angelos.
Some people even get mad at Angelos for spending money to end genocide in Darfur as opposed to spending money on free agents in order to improve the Baltimore Orioles as noted by NewsMeat. You have to question whether fans are fair to sports owners, especially if they are going to criticize the humanitarian efforts of many great owners. Many people in the New England area did not like some of the things that Robert Kraft spent money on before he ended up drafting a guy like Tom Brady and using him to replace Drew Bledsoe at quarterback as noted by the USA Today.
The problem is that many people cannot define exactly what makes a good owner and what does not make a good owner. There are people out there who just spend their time criticizing owners like Dan Snyder of the Washington Redskins. The people who write on sports ownership it seems only talk as if every team should be owned by the people themselves.
City Paper Staff. “Another Sign Peter Angelos Is The Anti-Christ: No More Jon Miller.” City Paper.
NewsMeat Staff. “Peter Angelos Contributions.” NewsMeat.com
USA Today Staff. “Robert Kraft Willing To Pay Top Dollar.” USA Today.