Why Arte Moreno Couldn’t Give Up the Dream Just Yet

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Sports Illustrated

By Tom Verducci The Angels owner didn’t go through with a sale, saying he’ll “never fall out of love with baseball.” Can he finally turn that passion into a winning team in Anaheim? TEMPE, Ariz. — Arte Moreno rolled his black Bugatti toward the entrance of a private section of the Diablo Stadium parking lot. A gray-haired man in a polo shirt rose from his folding chair while giving him the stop sign with his hand. Moreno rolled down his window. The man studied him for a moment and said, “Sorry. You can’t enter without a pass.” “I am Arte Moreno,” said the man who has owned the Angels for 21 se…

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