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Published June 16, 1995
The Red Sox are awaiting word from the American League on the validity of clauses in several of their players' contracts which call for attendance-based bonuses based on World Series games. Mike Shalin reports, "The clause is unique and, while it is believed to be legal -- even though players who have never had bonuses just for getting their teams into the World Series -- is raising questions" (BOSTON HERALD, 6/16)....The Capitals unveil their new logo and uniforms at CAPFEST '95, to be held June 22 at USAir Arena (Capitals)....The Suns have raised their ticket prices by an average of almost 7% per seat, but Suns President Jerry Colangelo said the increase was not "anything out of the norm" compared with other NBA markets and considering local demand (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 6/16).... Intrebrew SA, the Belgian company looking to buy John Labatt Ltd., said it will probably wait until next year to sell the Blue Jays, but the CFL Argonauts could go sooner. FL developer Norton Herrick is aggressively seeking the Argos (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 6/16)....The Illinois Stadium Authority, which operates Comiskey Park, is rebating some $3.4M to the state and city, $1.7M less than last year. The Sox pay rent based on ticket sales (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 6/16). ....In their opening season, the Jaguars will construct the Pavilion -- tents under the stadium's south scoreboard offering food and entertainment for fans who will be tailgating before the game (Jacksonville FLORIDA TIMES-UNION, 6/16).