While I don't specifically disagree with what you said about Bortz....the fact is you'd be all for the arbitration decision if it was in your favor. There's always an angle to be unhappy about when you lose. If you'd won, you'd be more like....'hey, arbitration is arbitration and we both agreed to it'
If it were me I'd allow no compromises on this; I'd go after all of it to ensure the livelihood of both of my companies (MASN and the Orioles) in perpetuity.
So this has little to do with it because the financial success of both the Orioles and MASN isn't defined only by raping the Nationals.
In fact, since Angelos doesn't leverage MASN profits for the Orioles, in many ways, if the Nationals won, it would (at least publicly) show the Orioles making more money through their TV deal....which in theory benefits the Orioles.
You talk about bankrupting MASN, but Angelos isn't arguing it bankrupts MASN, he's arguing the profit margins get chopped down to 5%....and he wants a bigger profit margin on the MASN side.
....back to what Rob said a couple posts ago......there's plenty of room in this deal for compromise