If the Baltimore Ravens are going to open the NFL season on the night of Sept. 5, they'll need Major League Baseball's help. It's unclear at this point if they'll get it.
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The Orioles -- who share parking-lot real estate with the Ravens -- have a game scheduled on the Thursday night the NFL plans to lift the curtain on the 2013 season with the defending Super Bowl champs as the main attraction.
MLB had been silent on the issue until Tuesday.
"From a baseball competitive standpoint, it would be very difficult to change times," MLB senior vice president Katy Feeney said, according to The Associated Press. "We're talking about September."
September is the home stretch of baseball's playoff chase, of course. The Orioles fancy themselves contenders and believe they will be playing meaningful games in the final month of the regular season.
It should be noted that the Orioles have consistently ranked in the bottom twelve for years in fan attendance. Let's see how this plays out lol