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Offline Five Banners

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The thing about lawsuits, though, is that even if Angelos doesn't prevail on the merits he can, if he does get the court to force the owners to open their books, still get his pound of flesh (especially if the suit is filed in a Maryland court - he's still a powerful figure in the legal/political community there). In many cases when it comes to litigation...even if you lose, you win.

As I stated earlier, it was just the threat of such a lawsuit that got MLB to knuckle under in the first place on the MASN deal - and I'm sure Lerner is just as scared as any of the rest of them of an open-the-books order. He's just as threatened by the Angelos nuclear option as any of the other owners and he'll toe the party line on this.

Why would Lerner be just as scared?  If he's getting screwed over in a deal and wants to make things right, he's got just as much leverage as Angelos ever had to file lawsuits and cause headaches.  Problem is, Bud knows that's not Ted's way, which is why he gave him the team at $450 million even when multiple bidders were already past the $600 million mark and rising.