Orioles announcer Kevin Brown is set to return for Baltimore’s game against the Mariners tonight after being suspended last month for referring to the team’s struggles against the Rays.
Orioles de facto owner John Angelos, 33, was furious after speaking about the Birds’ lack of success against the Rays at Tropicana Field in previous seasons in the team’s last game of a series of four games in Tampa on July 23.
And after appearing on the team’s radio show for their next game against the Phillies, Brown has never been heard from again…until now, as he opens up about his time away from the franchise MLB, saying he has no hard feelings for Angeles.
O fans – I’m a storyteller. And never wanting to be part of history,’ Brown said in a statement shared to his official account on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Friday. “The most compelling story in baseball right now is that of the league-leading Baltimore Orioles – the best and most exciting young team in the American League.
“Unfortunately, recent media reports have misinterpreted my relationship with the Orioles in my adopted hometown,” he added.
“The thing is, I have a wonderful relationship with the organization, and our ownership and front office have fully supported me since 2019 when I came on board.”
Orioles announcer Kevin Brown will return to broadcast action against the Mariners tonight
Brown, 33, shared a lengthy throwback message when he returned to the pits on Friday
John Angelo is the Orioles’ de facto owner and didn’t appreciate Brown’s comments too much
“I ask everyone to disregard the distracting noise of the past few days. I have worked closely with Greg Bader, SVP of O, for the past four years, and John Angelos and I have a strong dialogue based on mutual respect. We are all good here at Birdland!
“I’m proud to be an Oriole and call Baltimore home, and there’s no place in baseball I’d rather be in now and in the long run. Go O!’
It has been widely rumored that Brown will read a statement on Friday’s show when he returns to the stand before the Orioles face the Mariners in Seattle, according to OutKick.
Brown’s time away from baseball has given the Orioles some backlash over their decision to suspend the Syracuse graduate for relatively innocuous comments, with fans demanding the commentator be reinstated in his role in last Tuesday’s game against the Astros of Houston.
Brown read the stats that appeared in the team’s playing notes for his MASN telecast of his July 23 game against the Rays, and the cable channel even had an accompanying graphic that read “Trop-ical Depression.”
The stats proved the Orioles struggled to win in Tampa the previous two seasons.
The Angelos family believed the numbers made them look cheap, thus removing Brown from the airwaves, according to Athleticism.
The Angelos family have taken over ownership of the Orioles from Peter, 94, since he fell ill in 2018
Orioles president John Angelos (left) and his mother, Georgia, ‘looted’ tens of millions of dollars from Peter to buy a bigger stake in the MLB club while protecting assets from creditors, a filing claims explosive judicial filed by his younger brother, Louis (right)
Orioles owner Peter Angelos pictured with his wife, Georgia, at a 1996 party at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Announcers for other teams, including Gary Cohen of the Mets and Michael Kay of the Yankees, criticized the Orioles for their actions, a blow in an unexpected season full of overruns.
In January, ownership of the Orioles was in turmoil after one of Angelos’ sons, Louis, sued his president brother and mother for ‘looting’ tens of millions of dollars from their 94-year-old father and owner. majority Orioles, Peter, who fell ill five years ago, although his exact condition is not publicly known.
The money was used to buy a bigger stake in the MLB franchise while protecting assets from creditors, according to a explosive court filing.
The allegations were made in an updated lawsuit against John and Georgia by Louis, who claims the couple ‘systematically emptied’ a bank account containing more than $65million, leaving around $400,000 there. several months old.
According to the lawsuit obtained by The Baltimore Sun.