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Orioles Exec VP John Angelos Wouldn't Want President Trump To Throw A First Pitch

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 24 / 17

Orioles Exec VP John Angelos said it "wouldn't be my preference" to have President Trump throw a first pitch at Camden Yards this season, according to Dan Steinberg of the WASHINGTON POST. Angelos was asked during an appearance on the B-More Opinionated podcast "about the idea of inviting Presiden...

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