An Orioles move to Nashville has ‘been rooted for some time,’ but still viewed as rumors

The Baltimore Orioles surprising walk-off win against the Houston Astros on Sunday gave fans reason for celebration.

By Monday, though, those positive feelings were gone as some worried about whether the team will continue to call Baltimore home after a Baltimore Post-Examiner story citing “reliable sources” reported the team’s ownership could be eyeing a sale. Perhaps most worrisome for Orioles fans, however, is that the story also speculated about the team moving to Nashville, Tennessee. A spokesman for the team could not be reached for comment.

Raymond A. “Chip” Mason, the founder and former CEO of Legg Mason Inc., was named among the potential buyers. At 82, Mason said in an interview he has no interest in buying the team. However, he said he hopes the team stays in Baltimore and believes a move would be devastating for the city.

“If Baltimore wants to continue to hope to be considered a major city, you don’t want to lose professional sports franchises,” Mason said. “To not have…

Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.

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