Late payment from the Orioles


Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke granted a request from the Orioles that the team's rent payment on the final year in Memorial Stadium, due March 31, be delayed until the end of June. The mayor said the request seemed "reasonable." The late payment will be without penalty or interest, a concession that will cost the city about $50,000. Orioles President Larry Lucchino said the team needed the extra time to compensate for the "disruption and demands" of moving to the new ballpark in Camden Yards.

The Evening Sun would like to know what you think. Should the city have granted the Orioles the delay without requiring the team to pay a penalty or interest?

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