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Written by The Staff   
Friday, 08 December 2006 02:40

OriolesThe Baltimore Orioles are looking to file a temporary restraining order in Baltimore Circuit Court today to block the $1.5 million purchase of a DiamondVision that would be installed at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The purchase and installation is being pursued by the Maryland Stadium Authority who owns Camden Yards.

The Orioles claim that the screen is too small and technologically inadequate. The sides had tried to reach a compromise this week, but failed to do so. The MSA claims that they need to move now or risk not having the display installed by Opening Day next year. A new display is needed to replace the outdated JumboTron.

As reported by the Baltimore Sun:

"We think this is in the best interests of the fans, the state and the Orioles," [authority chairman Robert McKinney] said. "We have to live up to our responsibility under the lease to provide a first-class video board for our fans."

Alan Rifkin, an attorney representing the Orioles, said the authority is rushing into a bad buy.

"It seems to be that the MSA is on a mission, for reasons that escape me, to fill a hole left by the JumboTron," he said. "It's pretty shortsighted."

McKinney defended the screen, noting that its picture resolution would be the best in baseball. The Mitsubishi screen would be similar to, though smaller than, the video display at Atlanta's Turner Field. It would feature a higher-resolution picture than the screens at M&T Bank Stadium, McKinney said. The screen would be equipped to receive a high-definition picture, he added.

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