Orioles said that the award (55-60 mill) should be vacated because :
- MLB is a bunch of lying cheats!
- Arbiter went out of bounds to get that number! Bortz!
- MLB wasn't being fair!
- Process was against the O's from the start - see the MLB to Nats 25 million dollar loan!
- Process was against the O's from the start - the law firm involved represented everybody in there except the Orioles/MASN!
- Come on, man!
- No. Maybe they were wrong to not use Bortz, but that's ok as long as they seem to stick to the basic rules you agreed to, which they did.
- No. Seems adequately fair in terms of what they did procedurally which is the point here.
- Nah. MLB loaned the money to the Nats after you all knew what the award would be. It didn't cause the award to be high, it was because the award was high. Plus it's not like whatever the award was, the Nats couldn't pay back $25 million over the life of it.
- Now you got something.
In other words it wasn't enough that it looked like there may be bias with the lawyers. The ruling went through because the Orioles pointed that it looked like there may be bias and then baseball did nothing in the slightest to try to address that. It was that inaction that showed enough potential bias to vacate the ruling.