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After 40 years of loving TV baseball, I've tuned out thanks to the Orioles and MASN

After 40 years of loving TV baseball, I've tuned out thanks to the Orioles and MASN

After 40 years of almost nightly TV viewing of major league baseball, I’ve tuned out. I think it’s for good — and for the best.

What bad teams and sometimes terrible telecasts in Milwaukee, Detroit and Dallas couldn’t do as I moved through newspaper jobs, the Baltimore Orioles and MASN have accomplished this spring: getting me to walk away from what had been one of the greatest pleasures in my adult life.

It isn’t that the Orioles stink on the field this season, or that manager Buck Showalter seems to have nothing but his same-old, same-old bromides about how hard it is to play the game at the major league level. I have faithfully watched...

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