More spring training blues for O's

The Schmuck Stops Here

December 19, 2008|By PETER SCHMUCK

Once again, it appears the Orioles have overplayed their hand in seeking a spring training site, assuming they had enough leverage to squeeze whatever they wanted out of one of the cities that recently lost its major league tenant. They might be able to go back to Vero Beach next month and resume negotiations, but it appears they might be doomed to a lesser deal than they could have gotten if they had been more decisive.

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