Team Owners In The News: Orioles' Angelos Not In Attendance For AL Wild Card
Orioles Owner PETER ANGELOS "did not make the trip to Arlington, Texas," for Friday night's Orioles-Rangers AL Wild Card. Towson, Md.-based Café Troia Owner CAROL TROIA said that Angelos "instead watched it" from her restaurant. Angelos "appeared to be happy following the win and was congratulated by those around him." Troia said, "He's not overly ecstatic. But he was happy. And then he went home" (Baltimore SUN, 10/7).
JUST WIN, BABY: Today marks one year since the death of late Raiders Owner AL DAVIS, and in Oakland, Jerry McDonald writes, "Some of those closest to Davis are still coming to grips with his loss." Being a friend of Davis "could be intense and exhausting, while at the same time rewarding in terms of depth and loyalty." Raiders CEO AMY TRASK said, "Not a day goes by that I don't think of him. I miss our interaction -- the wonderful interaction and even the screaming-and-yelling-at-one-another interaction" (OAKLAND TRIBUNE, 10/8).
FAMILY MATTERS: Magic Exec Vice Chair CHERI DEVOS VANDERWEIDE, the daughter of team Owner RICH DEVOS, "has filed for divorce from BOB VANDERWEIDE -- who left his post as the team's CEO last December." Magic Chair DAN DEVOS, Cheri's brother, said, "Bob is not considered a part of the family any longer" (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 10/6).