"Whoever joins that protest has no comprehension of what it costs to run a baseball team," Angelos said in a telephone interview from his law office in Baltimore. "When you get down to facts, putting together a team that can compete in the AL East means having a payroll between $100 million-$110 million. That money comes from the consumer, and I have chosen to keep ticket prices to a minimum.
He had to have consulted John Allen before saying that. I made the quip last year, but this simply reinforces the thought that the Orioles are what the Reds (pre-Cast/K) would look like with a bigger budget. Poorly run organizations flush money, its just a matter of how much money they have to flush.