NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — The Baltimore Orioles could relocate to Nashville as two brothers fight for control of the team.
That possibility has longtime Nashville Sounds fans a little worried about what a Major League Baseball team would mean for our minor league franchise.
Brothers Louis and John Angelos—part owners of the Orioles— are heading to court over control of the team with the lawsuit mentioning a possible move to Tennessee.
FOX 17 News spoke with Rocco Disangro, a sports anchor for our sister station in Baltimore. He tells us current Orioles owner Peter Angelos has been battling health issues since 2017.
“He put his trust together for his two sons and his wife to run the team,” Disangro said.
A portion of the lawsuit filed by Louis Angelos claims John would maintain control over the team and would possibly move to Tennessee:
John intends to maintain absolute control over the Orioles – to manage, to sell or, if he chooses, to move to Tennessee (where he has a home and where his wife’s career is headquartered) – without having to answer to anyone.
It’s a jump Baltimore fans may not want to see. And some local Nashvillians agree. One local fan tells FOX 17 News she worries an MLB team could push out the Sounds and take away the fan experience that minor league teams can offer.
Disangro says the Orioles have their lease with the Camden Yards until 2023.
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