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After more than a month of negotiations, news organizations this week welcomed Major League Baseball’s revised press credentialing criteria, but…

After more than a month of negotiations, news organizations this week welcomed Major League Baseball’s revised press credentialing criteria, but noted that disagreement remains over various restrictions still in place.

“We believe this is an important victory for our right to bring fair and balanced coverage to our readers both in print and online,” said Associated Press Sports Photographers President Mike Fannin in a statement. "But, it is not a total victory and we will continue to fight anything that includes restrictions. There remains no evidence that more media is bad for anyone’s business.”

The controversy began in February when MLB announced its new criteria for press credentials.