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MASN getting rid of combined broadcast booth for Orioles-Nationals games

The Mid-Atlantic Sports Network has done away with the combined broadcast booth for Orioles-Nationals games this season, opting for separate telecasts when the teams play their interleague series in July.

Pete Kerzel,'s managing editor, wrote about the change on their website this afternoon.

The teams play at Nationals Park on July 7-8 and at Camden Yards on July 9-10. For each game, the home team will have its telecast on MASN, with the visitors' broadcasters on MASN2, Kerzel wrote.

The combined broadcasts -- done since 2007 -- would feature an Orioles play-by-play voice combined with a Nationals analyst, or vice versa.

It's fair to say that many fans found those broadcasts to be awkward, especially on occasions when announcers tried to play up the rivalry in the booth.

The Orioles have won the interleague series against the Nationals in four of the past five seasons.

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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