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Decision would shift economic arrangement between Orioles, Nationals

Decision would shift economic arrangement between Orioles, Nationals

A Major League Baseball panel's recent decision would rewrite the economics of the relationship between the Orioles and Washington Nationals, diverting tens of millions of dollars in annual profits from the regional television network that primarily benefit the Baltimore team, according to baseball sources. The private decision, made by three club owners selected by Commissioner Bud Selig, would diminish the amount of money the Orioles receive under a 2005 agreement establishing how money from Mid-Atlantic Sports Network is to be divided by the neighboring teams. The agreement gave the Orioles a majority stake in the network that the team said was necessary to ensure its viability...

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