Anyhow, it looks like Orioles Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Joe Voss has resigned.
This is what Drew Forrester of WNST posted on his blog earlier via WNST today:
Posted by: Drew Forrester 5/2/2007 10:22 AM
I reported at 9:30 am this morning that Joe Foss - the O’s Vice Chairman - has stepped down after nearly 14 seasons with the club.
Not sure if it’s a “true resignation” or the “Davey Johnson-type resignation” (code word for: terminated), but my people are saying Joe took a new position with Erickson Retirement Communities. Evidently, this is something HE wanted.
Anyway, I consider this to be MAJOR news. Not sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing, from an operations standpoint, but the fact that the #2 guy (Peter, of course, is #1 and Foss would have to be #2) has stepped down is a significant development, I believe.
We’ll have more on it throughout the day both here at wnst.net and on the air at WNST 1570 AM.
Well, in my travels, I have heard the name a few times, but it really didn’t ring of any significance to me in terms of just me being a fan. However, anytime someone leaves a position of importance such as Mr. Foss had, it’s always a cause for concern and analysis.
The reason for his departure could simply be that he wants a new opportunity in life, and start something anew, or maybe there might have been a problem.
I have no clue.
According to the various forums, he was more on the financial, sales side, rather than player/team area.
Honestly, unless something major happens organizational-wise where it will affect the fans, I don’t know if it will be earth-shattering.I have never met the individual, or chatted with him at all, so I cannot say much more.