Angelos back in L.A. to meet with Rams

June 11, 1994|By Jon Morgan | Jon Morgan,Sun Staff Writer

Orioles owner Peter G. Angelos was in Los Angeles yesterday to negotiate with officials of the Los Angeles Rams, a team he hopes to buy part of and move to Baltimore.

Angelos flew from the baseball owners meeting in Cincinnati to Los Angeles and was due back in Baltimore today. George Stamas, Orioles general counsel, accompanied him.

Reached at his hotel room in California last night, Angelos said: "I'm not at liberty to discuss anything."

But Tom Clancy, the Maryland-based novelist and an investor in the Orioles and Angelos' football effort, said: "It's a serious negotiating session. Peter is one of the smartest negotiators I know. If anyone can do it, Peter can."

Clancy described the session as one in a series that probably will be necessary before anything is done.

"I think some numbers will probably come up on this trip, but I don't think it will be the last. It's part of a process," Clancy said. "We're working real hard."

Rams owner Georgia Frontiere has said she is considering offers to buy a minority stake in the team and move it from Anaheim, Calif.

Other cities, however, also are seeking the team, including St. Louis; Hartford, Conn.; Memphis, Tenn.; San Antonio; and several Southern California sites.

Angelos first visited Rams officials on May 12, in what was described as a get-acquainted session between him and Frontiere. She was not expected to be part of yesterday's meetings, however, according to one source.

Angelos was going to meet with Rams executive vice president John Shaw, among others.

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