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Has MASN dispute affected Baltimore's chances of hosting All-Star Game? Rob Manfred says no

Has MASN dispute affected Baltimore's chances of hosting All-Star Game? Rob Manfred says no

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred on Tuesday sharply denied that the ongoing Mid-Atlantic Sports Network dispute over TV rights fees and ownership in the Orioles-operated network has affected Baltimore’s chances of hosting the All-Star Game.

Speaking at a Baseball Writers' Association of America event Tuesday morning, Manfred opened his comments by remarking on the excitement of Monday’s Home Run Derby at Nationals Park, won by Washington’s Bryce Harper, and how the District has been a superb host of baseball’s midseason showcase event.

This year marked Nationals Park’s first All-Star Game — and also the 25th anniversary of Camden Yards’ only season as host....

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