A’s plane damaged by storm, delaying trip out of Texas

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The A’s had to work hard to hold off the Rangers and earn a split of their four-game series yesterday. The day didn’t get much easier once they tried to leave Texas after the game.

Some big time storms blew threw Dallas late yesterday afternoon. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reported last night that the Athletics’ charter plane was damaged when heavy winds blew some mobile stairs into their plane, damaging the wing. The A’s were still at the ballpark when it happened and ended up cooling their heels there for several hours while they waited for a replacement plane to be flown in from California.

The team wasn’t able to leave for Tampa, where they’ll take on the Rays in a three-game set starting tonight, until 10PM last night.

The kicker:

Not the greatest road trip ever.

Orioles CEO, brother agree to dismiss legal dispute

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Baltimore Orioles CEO John Angelos and his brother Lou have agreed to end their fight over a lawsuit in which Lou accused John of seizing control of the team in defiance of their father Peter’s wishes.

Lou Angelos sued John last year, claiming John took control of the Orioles at his expense. Georgia Angelos, their mother, also was named as a defendant.

In a Friday court filing in the case, John, Lou, Georgia and Peter Angelos called on “all claims, including all counterclaims and defenses, asserted therein be dismissed with prejudice in their entirety.”

“The Parties also withdraw and terminate all pending motions submitted in these actions,” the filing said.

Peter Angelos became the Orioles’ owner in 1993, but his public role has diminished in recent years and he turned 93 last year. According to the suit, he had surgery after his aortic valve failed in 2017.

Lou Angelos accused John of trying to take control of Peter Angelos’ assets and manipulating Georgia Angelos. The lawsuit was one of a handful of off-field issues looming over the Orioles this offseason. The team also has a lease at Camden Yards that expires at the end of the year.