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DOWN ON THE FARM: MAJOR HAPPENINGS IN THE MINOR LEAGUES

     It will be "some time" yet before the AAA Edmonton Trappers'
new ball park has a name, according to Robin Brownlee of the
EDMONTON JOURNAL.  Reg Berry of Pocklington Sports Marketing, on
the sale of naming rights to the park:  "We have absolutely
nothing now. ... The proposals are out and we're waiting to hear
if we can advance to the next step with anybody."  Brownlee
reports the Trappers are looking for a possible 10-year deal at
$250,000 per year, although those are "unconfirmed figures."
According to Ford spokesperson Jim Hartford, that company is
contemplating an offer but has made no decision (EDMONTON
JOURNAL, 5/27).
     MORE NAMING RIGHTS NEWS:  The City of Buffalo is sending out
requests for proposals for the naming rights to the downtown
stadium (formerly known as Pilot Field).  The minimum bid request
is $300,000.  The city is working in conjunction with the AAA
Bisons to offer a benefits package that has an estimated value of
$600,000.  Highlights:  signage inside and outside and various
p.r. oportunities such as on-air game announcements and a 30-
second radio spot on each broadcast (Bisons).  According to Steve
Banko, aide to Buffalo Mayor Anthony Masiello, the city "has been
very encouraged by the interest" in the stadium.  Companies
reportedly interested:  Molson Distributors, USA, and local
companies, Pratton & Lambert Paint, Key Bank of New York, M & T
Bank, Tops Markets, and Channel 7 (THE DAILY).
     NO CLOWNING AROUND:  In keeping with their celebration of
their Sunset Season (a look back at the 65-year history of
baseball at Bush Stadium), the AAA Indianapolis Indians will wear
replica uniforms of the 1954 Negro League Indianapolis Clowns
during their June 4 game against the Bisons.  The game will serve
as a fundraiser for the Crispus Attucks Museum.  Also, the first
2,500 fans at the game will recieve an Indianapolis Clowns
replica cap, courtesy of Pepsi and other area companies
(Indians).
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