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Re: The MASN case goes on, the Lerners keep winning [Re: PowerBoater69] #613523
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Sure would be nice to have a team in Vegas, they'd be the top road trip attraction in MLB. But I doubt that the Os will move because Maryland will give them free ballpark upgrades and tax breaks to keep them in Baltimore.

Meanwhile the lawsuit will go on until Angelos drops dead and MLB requires a resolution as a term for any ownership transfer.

Re: The MASN case goes on, the Lerners keep winning [Re: PowerBoater69] #613550
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State of MD can't turn a minor league market into a major league one. Best thing for baseball would be move them. Nashville's got an ownership group ready to go.


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Re: The MASN case goes on, the Lerners keep winning [Re: SilverFox1] #613551
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Welcome back, sir. Nice to see you.




Thank you Silver Fox guy, good to be back here.


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Re: The MASN case goes on, the Lerners keep winning [Re: NeedaNewNick] #613905
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Originally Posted by NeedaNewNick
State of MD can't turn a minor league market into a major league one. Best thing for baseball would be move them. Nashville's got an ownership group ready to go.


Nashville metro area is #36 in the country -- I get that they have NFL & NHL teams, but a market that small will be a tough sell to MLB since they're focused on maximizing broadcast revenue, and with much bigger markets like Charlotte open. But hey if it means the further staining of Baltimore I'm all for the O's moving to Charlotte or anywhere else.

Living in Baltimore in the 80s the locals were so condescending to baseball in DC, it was laughable: "Oh you've lost 2 baseball teams, you dont need another one". They could never get their tiny little brains around the fact that they lost an NBA team, an NFL team, and ALMOST lost the O's in the '80s when EB Williams owned them. Washingtonians got tired of supporting the Senators after suffering from DECADES of mostly last place baseball, and being out of the playoffs most seasons by JUNE! Not to mention dealing with a ballpark in one of the worst neighborhoods in DC in the pre-subway/crappy public transportation period.




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Re: The MASN case goes on, the Lerners keep winning [Re: SilverFox1] #613964
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Nashbeel hab de fanss, Balteemore ees danyerus and berry berry small market. Moof de O's to Nashbeel seety!


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Re: The MASN case goes on, the Lerners keep winning [Re: PowerBoater69] #613966
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Re: The MASN case goes on, the Lerners keep winning [Re: PowerBoater69] #614561
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I wish they'd just pay the Nats their money already.


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Re: The MASN case goes on, the Lerners keep winning [Re: PowerBoater69] #614910
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Big MASN news last night. They fired all of the Orioles pre-game and post-game hosts and announced that those shows have been cancelled. That means that Kolko and everyone else except for Bob and FP are probably gone as well. The plan is to use the in game announcers for 15 minute segments before and after each game. All of the weekly shows have also been cancelled.

MASN fired Jim Hunter, Mike Bordick, Dave Johnson, Tom Davis, Rick Dempsey and Gary Thorne. By contract MASN needs to have the exact same budget and treatment for both the Os and Nats, so I'm wondering if they had the budget for that line-up for the Os why Nats fans just had Bo Porter and Dan Kolko. Must be the Lerners were pocketing the extra cash.

Lots of speculation about what this means and whether it was done to screw the Nats. I can see where it makes sense for Angelos, he owns about 80% and those shows were probably not bringing in much profit. He can produce the same shows for the Os under the Orioles team budget and not have to pay the cost for the Nats. This leaves the Lerners having to make a decision on whether to not have any daily or weekly shows or to have to have the team fund them. Britt Ghiroli had the scoop and called this unprecedented, but I'm pretty sure that the Redskins funded the Larry Michael show that used to air on NBCSports along with some of the weekly shows. They are basically ads for the team so it makes sense that they'd by paid for by the teams.

Other speculation is whether the bubble has popped on the regional sports networks as has been predicted for many years. Lots of cord cutting going on and a lot of that is driven by non-sports fans who don't want to pay the fees that cable is charging.

One thing is for sure, MASN put the Nats in a bind by announcing this with a month before spring training. If the team wants to keep these shows going they are going to need to hire their own crew and rent out their own studio equipment. The end of MASN was always going to lead to a short term disruption, maybe this is it.

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Re: The MASN case goes on, the Lerners keep winning [Re: PowerBoater69] #614931
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Is he really losign money, or is this a ploy to keep from ever having to pay the Nationals the $100 million he owes them? Angelos is corrupt.


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Re: The MASN case goes on, the Lerners keep winning [Re: TBP] #614934
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Originally Posted by TBP
Is he really losign money, or is this a ploy to keep from ever having to pay the Nationals the $100 million he owes them? Angelos is corrupt.


Angelos is still making plenty of money, at this point it doesn't seem like he cares about the money at this point than winning his war against the Nats. He's turned into Ahab, he'll sink his own ship and sacrifice his crew to kill the whale.

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