"The Baltimore club agreed that if they couldn't negotiate a rights fee with the Washington club, it was going to be decided by the RSDC," Manfred said Tuesday. "That's what the contract says. I'm a big believer in contracts, and I am a big believer that whatever flotsam and jetsam goes on in the meantime, that contract is ultimately going to be enforced. That's what they agreed to."
"Regrettably, the Commissioner's statement again makes it clear that MASN cannot receive a fair, objective and impartial hearing before MLB or the RSDC on these matters," MASN said in its statement — responding to comments that commissioner Rob Manfred said after the owners meetings recently in New York.