I honestly cant say I didnt see this coming. I also somewhat agree with this ruling, as much as I HATE to admit it. The court is seeing this right. Until the contract is up, there is nothing to trigger this clause. Perhaps if Comcast had waited to file this suit, they may have gotten a different outcome.
Im assuming they are going to file an appeal, and to that end, they may get a differente result. It could have gone the other way, and it is true that Angelos/ Orioles/ MASN did state thier "DESIRE" to move the O's games to MASN in 07, but the only thing that really shows is an intent, not an actual breach of contract. Now if the O's had fully begun that process and or completed it and began airing thier games on MASN and Comcast did NOT get the chance to match an offer, then it would be a completely different story.
It will be interesting to follow this through the appeal process to be sure, but one thing is going to remain constant, and thats not many of our Nationals games on the TV.