BALTIMORE (AP) — Three wheelchair users are suing

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Three wheelchair users are suing

Postby laiyongcai92 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:45 am

the Baltimore Orioles over accessibility at Camden Yards.News outlets report the lawsuit filed Friday against the team and the Maryland Stadium Authority says each plaintiff has been stuck in a wheelchair lift while trying to get to their seats. And the view from lower-level wheelchair-accessible seats is obstructed whenever fans stand up.Plaintiff’s attorney Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum says the Americans with Disabilities Act mandated “equal enjoyment of the services.” Another plaintiff’s attorney Carlos Zambrano Jersey , Kevin D. Docherty, criticized the Orioles for July’s “Celebrate ADA Day.”The plaintiffs seek damages of at least $75,000 each, and a Camden Yards that’s compliant by the next baseball season.The Orioles couldn’t be reached for comment. Attorney General Brian E. Frosh’s office, which represents the stadium authority, declined to comment on pending litigation. The Washington Nationalshave decided to wave the white flag, but impending free agent Bryce Harper reportedly will not be among the Nationals traded.Grant Paulsen of 106.7 The Fan reported on Tuesday that the Los Angeles Dodgershad placed a revocable waiver claim on the outfielder. However , Jon Heyman of Fancred followed that up minutes later by tweeting Harper's waivers had expired, meaning he could no longer be traded.At 62-63, Washington is 7.5 games back in the National League East and 6.5 back in the Wild Card race. With just 37 games left to play, the organization decided it was time to start breaking up the team. The Nationals traded three-time All-Star Daniel Murphy to the Chicago Cubsand Matt Adams to the St. Louis Cardinals.Those moves had some wondering if Harper would be the next to leave town. As it turns out, that won't be the case.All of this comes just three weeks after Washington decided not to give up on the season at the non-waiver trade'sMark Feinsandreported at the time that the Nationals had let teams around the league know that Harper was available. However, general manager Mike Rizzo made it clear that the face of the franchise wasn't going anywhere, via Chelsea Janes of theWashington Post:Chelsea Janes chelsea_janesMike Rizzo just reached out with this message: quot;Bryce is not going anywhere. I believe in this team.quot;That belief quickly vanished as the team dug itself an even bigger hole by going 9-10 in August.Harper is having a relative down year Javier Baez Jersey , hitting just .246, which would be the second-lowest average of his career. He does, however, rank tied for second in the NL with 30 home runs and tied for first with 91 walks. He has caught fire, though, in the second half after winning the Home Run Derby at Nationals Park, hitting .350 with seven home runs Kyle Schwarber Jersey , nine doubles and 25 RBI.And yet, it hasn't been enough to keep Washington in the thick of postseason contention.Harper is set to become a free agent after the season, so the Nationals are risking losing him for nothing more than a compensation pick. On the other hand, trading him would likely decrease their odds of signing the 25-year-old star in free agency.

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