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Angelos: Orioles in position for sustained success

Angelos: Orioles in position for sustained success

Angelos: Orioles in position for sustained success

NEW YORK -- Orioles chairman and CEO Peter Angelos made his second appearance in five days following the organization's postseason run -- which ended with Friday's 3-1 Game 5 loss to the New York Yankees -- and spoke of building on a phenomenally successful 2012.

Angelos -- who's rarely seen in the clubhouse and also visited the team following Game 2's win in Baltimore -- said after the season-ending American League Division Series in New York that the Orioles are an institution in Maryland.

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"For a long period of time, as you gentlemen and ladies have stressed frequently, there was a long, long arid period," said Angelos, who briefly held court with a throng of reporters. "I hope this will be the case, the year that we mean business, and in the future you can depend on this kind of a performance and hopefully much better."

Angelos said a contract extension with manager Buck Showalter -- who is signed through 2013 -- hasn't been discussed, but if the O's skipper wants to stay, "nobody's more interested in keeping him than I am."

"And certainly I speak for everyone in the organization," Angelos said of Showalter, who's considered a legitimate candidate for AL Manager of the Year. "They had Buck as the manager and Dan Duquette as the GM. You certainly couldn't ask for a better, better combination."

Angelos, who went around to several players lockers to shake their hands and visit -- much like he did in Baltimore Monday night -- also had some words for the Orioles' division rivals in New York.

"As far as the local team here is concerned, we just want to tell them we will be back next year," he said. "They better get ready for it."

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Twitter @britt_ghiroli. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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