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Ben and Sam talk to Jack Moore about the history of Orioles physicals and Peter Angelos' time with the team.

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The 1999 meeting between Cuba and the Baltimore Orioles did not go well for the major league squad.

The Baltimore Orioles, led by their owner Peter Angelos, made a bid at international diplomacy in 1999. After a large push by Angelos, Major League Baseball and the Cuban government (along with a little help from the State Department, I'm sure) agreed to play a home-and-home series between the Cuban national team and Angelos' Orioles at the start of the season.

The first game was played in Havana in March before a roaring crowd of 50,000-plus. Angelos was joined in the front row behind home plate at Estadio Latinoamericano with MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and Cuban leader Fidel Castro. After the home team tied it up in the bottom of the 8th, the crowd was treated to a 3-2 Baltimore victory when an 11th-inning single from Harold Baines scored Will Clark from second. It was a thrilling but, ultimately, predictable game.

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A look at the ten most likely places for a new MLB club

It seems that nearly every week, articles surrounding the potential relocation of the A’s and Rays surface. A panel looking into a potential San Jose relocation for the A’s has been gridlocked since 2009 (and remember, the A’s have been looking to move to San Jose for a heck of a lot longer than that). The Rays haven’t been far behind in their efforts to get out of Tropicana Field. Whether it’s the commute for fans to get to the domed stadium, the aesthetics, or the need to be closer to an urban core, it seems that Tampa Bay has been seeking a new ballpark for just as long. Relocation for these two clubs is crucial.

Another thing that comes up less frequently but has extra meaning going into 2013 is expansion. With the Astros moving into the AL West, the American League and National League will now be balanced at 15 clubs a piece. The problem is that 15 is an odd number, and as a result, interleague will become a daily affair. It’s unlikely that’s something that the league wanted, so getting to 32 clubs would take care of that matter. That would mean revenues spread thinner with two extra mouths to feed. Additionally, it’s no given that one or both wouldn’t be revenue-sharing takers, and trying to get ballparks built is no easy feat in this economy. So, 30 is a number that seems to suit the “Big Four” sports leagues in North America. The NBA has it. Ditto for the NHL. Currently, only the NFL—which has the advantage of being highly centralized (revenues are shared more evenly across the franchises) and exceptionally popular—is the exception at 32 clubs.

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June 28, 2010 9:00 am

On the Beat: Monday Update

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John Perrotto

A look at five starting pitchers who could be on the move at the trading deadline, along with other MLB notes.

The non-waiver trading deadline is still one month and three days away. However, contenders are already jockeying for position to acquire a starting pitcher that could possibly put them over the top in the regular season and make them a force, if not a favorite, in the postseason.

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April 21, 2010 9:49 am

On the Beat: Wednesday Update

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John Perrotto

The Rays are playing like it is 2008 all over again, along with other notes from around the major leagues.

The tone, the Rays will tell you, was set last October. They missed the playoffs a year after a magic carpet ride of a 2008 season in which they posted the first season of more than 70 victories in club history and rode that momentum all the way to the World Series before losing to the Phillies.

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April 13, 2008 12:00 am

Every Given Sunday: Impact Call-Ups

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John Perrotto

These ten young players didn't make big league rosters out of spring, but could still be key players later in 2008. That, plus news and notes from week two of the season.

Last week we looked at the surprise names on Opening Day rosters. This week, let's take a look at 10 players who did not make the final cut in spring training and are not currently on major league rosters who should make an impact at some point this season (listed in descending order of their projected WARP for 2008, according to PECOTA):

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June 24, 2007 12:00 am

Every Given Sunday: Negative Vibes

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John Perrotto

Ron Washington's tough start in Texas doesn't have him--or his players--down, plus news and rumors from around the league.

Ron Washington's name had been bandied about for years as a potential major-league manager. After 11 years as a well-respected third base coach in Oakland, Washington got his chance this season to skipper the Texas Rangers. Despite a current stretch of seven wins in nine games, it has been a nightmarish debut for the 55-year-old. The Rangers are 30-44, and are in last place in the American League West, 17 ½ games off the Los Angeles Angels' pace.

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September 24, 2006 12:00 am

The Ledger Domain: Perpetual Motion

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Maury Brown

Maury comments on this weekend's protest in Baltimore, and tries to follow the minor league affiliate shuffle.

While the 2006 season is nearly at end, other aspects of MLB and its supporting systems are gearing up into a more active phase. I call it baseball's "Silly Season"--the time where clubs assess their upcoming budget and figure out whether a GM or manager might be moving along in favor of another. Many will have to deal with how their affiliated farm clubs are managed as contracts expire in cities from coast to coast--the part of the industry that is already in the offseason. This season of change can impact those that cover the business aspects of baseball, including me…

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Maury looks at the attendance data for both the Orioles and Nationals to see if there was anything to Peter Angelos' fears.

It's Brooks and Frank. It's Hondo and Short and the Griffiths. It's Camden Yards and the relocation of the Expos. In the case of one club, it's the admiration of fans that still cling to the greatness of its past, while the other tries to reconcile with a past that was, for the most part, horrid, while trying to forge a new identity. It's the Orioles and the Senators and now, the Nationals. The obsession has been daily for almost 6 years, and there seems to be no indication that it'll change.

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March 23, 2005 12:00 am

Buying Off the Orioles

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Neil deMause

Peter Angelos is about to receive a windfall from MLB. Does he deserve it?

Of course, those are the same press rumors that were floating around six months ago, when Jayson Stark reported of an Angelos deal that "the finish line is now so close that one source said Tuesday: 'I don't see anything now that could gunk this up.'" Like the revolution and Bruce Chen's career, it seems that Angelos/Selig detente is forever just around the corner.

When the inevitable announcement comes, you can expect the newspapers to present it as the happy denouement to a bitter but necessary squabble to resolve the conflict between the interests of the league as a whole and those of one particular owner. This is what those in the media-criticism biz refer to as "horsecrap." Regardless of what t's are crossed in the final agreement, it's plain and simple: Bud Selig got mugged, and he has no one to blame but his own fear.

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September 30, 2004 12:00 am

Breaking Balls: Have Faith

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Derek Zumsteg

Peter Angelos might have swung the greatest business deal in the world's history. Derek Zumsteg explains it all.

There are two conditions reportedly guaranteed to Peter Angelos and the Baltimore Orioles as part of the suddenly-hasty move of the Expos to Washington, D.C. Boy, for all the years of foot-dragging, it's amazing to see how fast they could have moved if they had really wanted to. But that's not as interesting as the unprecedented promises made to Peter Angelos.

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These three teams have had similarly disappointing seasons despite moderate expectations and medium-to-high payrolls.

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