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MICKEY, MINNY, TED AND JANE?

     The Braves may be moving from their spring-training home of
West Palm Beach to Orlando.  In early discussions that "both TBS
and Disney are trying to keep hush-hush," Disney is said to be
interested in building the Braves a new spring training home on
the Disneyworld grounds.  The Braves also have an offer from Palm
Beach County to move to a planned stadium in Jupiter, FL.  Braves
GM John Schuerholz confirmed "contact" between the Braves and
Disney, but Disney Dir of Sports Marketing Reggie Williams would
only say that they "would be flattered to talk to the Braves
about something like that."  A new $15M stadium at Disney could
be ready by 1998, with the team moving to Orlando in the meantime
and training at Tinker Field, former home of the Twins (I.J.
Rosenberg, ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 4/21).
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