Originally Posted by central44
I might be the only one who feels this way, but I don't like this at all. The Ravens just won the Super Bowl and earned the right to open the NFL season at home, which is a tradition reserved for the champions. Its not like this happens all the time.
If i'm the Orioles, I work something out with them even though I have the right to play at that time. Maybe it's a bit of an inconvenience, but it's the classy thing to do. A regular season game is obviously not as significant as the ring ceremony and everything it would represent for the Ravens, and I would hope that if the roles were ever reversed I would get the same treatment.
**Edit** I just read that article. It looks like the Orioles genuinley tried to accomodate the Ravens and it just didnt work. I retract my statement
Why should baseball care about the NFL demanding to schedule a game for a time and place that has long been unavailable?
Last fall, the NFL threatened to fine the San Francisco football coach for wearing a San Francisco baseball cap in support of the city while the giants were making a championship run. The NFL has come off as being arrogant in this situation.