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Major League Baseball's $25M loan to Nationals compromised its impartiality, MASN says
Major League Baseball's $25M loan to Nationals compromised its impartiality, MASN says

Major League Baseball compromised its impartiality in the Orioles-Washington Nationals TV rights fee dispute when it made a nearly $25 million loan to the Nationals that gave it a financial stake in the outcome, attorneys for the Orioles' television network allege in a new court filing. The attorneys say Major League Baseball linked the 2013 loan's repayment to the "inflated proceeds" it anticipated an arbitration committee would award the Nationals in annual TV rights fees from the network, which is controlled by the Orioles but broadcasts both teams' games. "In doing so, MLB acquired a direct financial stake in the Award and with it a powerful incentive to...

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