Schedule for minors threatened

ORIOLES NOTEBOOK

March 18, 1995|By Buster Olney | Buster Olney,Sun Staff Writer

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. — ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.-- The remaining spring schedule for all of the Orioles' minor-league teams could be wiped out because of the organization's stance against replacement players.

"We still haven't heard anything official," said Orioles general manager Roland Hemond. "We're waiting for a decision to come across."

Today's exhibitions, from Triple-A to Single-A, already have been canceled. Orioles team officials expect a verdict on the balance of their schedule from Major League Baseball, applied to all of the club's minor-league teams, sometime this weekend.

The conflict over the minor-league games is essentially the same as it was over the Orioles' major-league exhibitions, which were canceled. The Orioles have indicated to other teams that before playing the exhibitions, they want assurances that none of the opposing players will be signed to replacement player contracts.

Major League Baseball officials are balking, just as they did with the major-league exhibitions, the feeling being that the Orioles should not dictate major-league policy.

Baysox restaurant to open

The new 130-seat restaurant at Prince George's Stadium will open to the public April 7, the second night

of the Double-A Bowie Baysox's regular season.

The restaurant, which will offer buffet dinners Monday through Saturday nights and a brunch on Sunday, will be operated by Excel Food Services, a subsidiary of Maryland Baseball Limited Partnership.

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