Author Topic: WP: Nats MASN deal renegotations will have a huge impact  (Read 107256 times)

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Nice park but very over-rated.  At the time it was a trendsetter, but being the first isn't worth much now.  I much prefer the parks like ours and the one in Philly where the concourses are open to the field.

The question that has interested me about the concept of the Os moving is what happens to the Nats TV rights.  Does Angelos retain control of the Virginia, DC, Maryland, and North Carolina markets if he moves his team to Portland?  If so he has a strong incentive to move in order to gain another television market.  But if he is forced to leave his claim to this market behind he'll never move.

My guess is that to get permission to leave he'd have to give up the rights in exchange for the new market, that is unless he doesn't mind local fans seeing mariners games instead of the home team on local television