The Orioles made a pitch to host the All-Star Game in Baltimore following Major League Baseball’s decision to move the contest out of Atlanta, the club said Monday.
Orioles officials also told MLB it would like to hold the game at Camden Yards in the future if MLB chooses another city this season, Jennifer Grondahl, an Orioles spokeswoman and senior vice president, told The Baltimore Sun.
The Orioles have been in touch with the league since its initial request, which the team characterized as an expression of interest. The club said it would be premature to comment beyond that, and MLB did not immediately respond to an inquiry about the game.
Scott tweeted: “Here in Baltimore we strongly support voting rights, as do our beloved [Orioles]. We’d love to host the All Star game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards the ballpark that inspired them all.”
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The Orioles and MLB have been in a court battle since 2014 over how much the Orioles-controlled television network owes the neighboring Washington Nationals in broadcast rights fees. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has said the dispute with the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network has no bearing on the selection of All-Star Game sites, and club and MLB officials say their relationship has improved in recent years.