When the Orioles traveled to Havana in 1999 to play a goodwill game against a team of Cuban All-Stars, it had been nearly 40 years since a major league team had set foot in the tiny island nation. Little did anyone suspect at the time that it would be another 17 years before another big league team would do the same, but the Tampa Bay Rays will arrive in Cuba this week to play the Cuban national team against a much different geopolitical backdrop.
If the new relationship between the United States and Cuba allows for an ongoing relationship between Major League Baseball and the baseball-crazy island nation, the Orioles should be the team that breaks the ice. They earned it.
The long-awaited Mueller report is out and the only thing you're going to be shocked by is the lack of any shocking revelations in the 96-page document commissioned by Roger Goodell to scrutinize mishandling of the Ray Rice domestic violence scandal by the Ravens and the NFL.
No one is saying exactly why Baltimore has gone from being called a "very, very viable candidate" for the 2016 All-Star Game by baseball commissioner Bud Selig in May to being all-but-officially out of the picture, but you can draw your own conclusions.
In one of his final acts as Major League Baseball commissioner, Bud Selig is expected to officially announce next month which city will host the 2016 All-Star Game, and it is "highly unlikely" that it will be Baltimore, according to an industry source.
The consensus within baseball circles is that President Barack Obama's decision to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba only can be a good thing for the sport -- although it's too early to tell exactly what changes may occur.
Twelve members of the House of Representative Judiciary Committed issued a demand in a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, strongly requesting that the league exercise transparency regarding the Ray Rice domestic violence investigation.
A judge could rule Monday whether Major League Baseball can compel an Orioles-controlled TV network to pay tens of millions of dollars a year more to the Washington Nationals for the rights to show their games.
The final vote did not come easy, but Major League Baseball chief operating officer Robert D. Manfred finally achieved the necessary super-majority early Thursday night to become the the 10th commissioner of baseball.
Representatives of Major League Baseball's 30 teams were back behind closed doors Thursday morning, first in a full meeting of all the owners and then in smaller discussion groups. They are expected to begin voting to select the next commissioner by early afternoon.
The Baltimore Orioles defied an order from commissioner Bud Selig to appear at a sanctions hearing and the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network filed an $800 million arbitration claim against Major League Baseball in the deepening feud with the Washington Nationals over TV rights fees.
There is a clear favorite in the pending vote to determine who replaces longtime commissioner Bud Selig, but the coronation of Major League Baseball chief operating officer Rob Manfred is not a foregone conclusion.
The timing of Bud Selig¿s pre-retirement news conference at Camden Yards Tuesday was delicious. It was 20 years to the day after major league players walked out and initiated the most disastrous labor showdown in baseball history.
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig said Tuesday that the Orioles' All-Star bid and the current dispute over Mid-Atlantic Sports Network television rights are not connected — that there is no consideration in holding the All-Star Game hostage from either franchise if the MASN issue continues.
A New York court — acting in a television rights fee dispute between the Orioles and Washington Nationals — has temporarily blocked Major League Baseball from proceeding with a recent decision that would divert tens of millions of dollars in profits from the regional network that primarily benefit the Baltimore team.
Major league owners will convene in Baltimore next week for their quarterly meeting, and they are expected to elect a new commissioner to replace Bud Selig, who will retire in January after presiding over the sport in both an interim and permanent capacity for more than 22 years.
The Orioles and Washington Nationals are embroiled in a dispute — which may need to be resolved in court — over the economics of their shared regional television network. Here are seven things to know about the flap:
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 industry sources.
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig told a group of reporters Tuesday in Minneapolis that he believes there will a resolution in the ongoing dispute between the Orioles and the Washington Nationals over Mid-Atlantic Sports Network television rights by the time he leaves office.