The City of Frederick (MD) decided to negotiate with the affiliated Minor League team, the Frederick Keys, which are the single-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles instead of with the entity which would have brought an Atlantic League independent team to the city:
There are three points of interest in the article:
- The basis of evaluation used by the City’s committee in order to determine which organization would receive the committee’s recommendation
- The quote by the Keys’ owner Ken Young: “I knew it was the best thing for the city — affiliated ball is more valuable.”
- The quote by the group representing a possible Atlantic League team (Jack Lavoie) which is the last paragraph in the article
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