In these hyper-charged days of broadcast-rights squabbling between the Nats and the Orioles, fans are peering closely at every development for signs of possible bias.
For example, when the Nats’ broadcast on MASN lost power on Saturday — going to commercial in the middle of the action, and then finally returning with Philly broadcasters — many Nats fans cried foul. Even if they were sort of joking. Possibly.
Peter Angelos is forcing me to listening to the #Phillies broadcast on MASN, thanks Pete!!!
— Nick Palastro (@Palastro24) August 2, 2014
Are we to believe that MASN could be w/o power while Phillies have it? Smells like Angelos. — Natistician (@natistician) August 3, 2014
@sportsyack power to the MASN truck was pulled by Peter Angelos
— MIKE (@thunderslap) August 3, 2014
Did someone let Peter Angelos near the MASN power switch? This might be taking the dispute to the extreme.
— meeby (@meeby) August 2, 2014
MASN completely cuts out and subjects us to 20 straight commercials (and counting). I’m pretty sure this is idiot Peter Angelos’s fault.
— Becca H (@BeccaH_JR) August 2, 2014
In that context, then, it’s hard to ignore that the Orioles postgame show late Monday night made reference to the ‘Washtington’ ballclub. I would ask Comcast SportsNet to respond in kind, but they do Baltimore programming themselves. I dunno, Monumental Network? Can we get a Baltimoore or something?
Stay Classy MASN! WashTington? NOPE! pic.twitter.com/qgYFbepjvD
— Chalky Black (@BChalkyBlack) August 5, 2014
— Megan (@asianmegan) August 5, 2014