Orioles owner Peter Angelos has been given a 1997 "Rodman Award" by Esquire magazine.
The tongue-in-cheek award, named for outrageous Chicago Bulls forward Dennis Rodman, has been given out annually for four years for "dominance in the field of sports obnoxiousness and annoyance."
Angelos was identified by the magazine as the "windbag owner of the Baltimore Orioles." It took him to task for publicly suggesting last year that umpire John Hirschbeck should apologize to Roberto Alomar, the second baseman who spat at Hirschbeck last season, for comments the umpire made before the spitting incident.
"Yeah, and the nerve of Hirschbeck for putting his face directly in the line of fire that way. So here's a Rodman, Pete, and a loogie from all of us," the magazine wrote.
Pub Date: 6/20/97