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MAJOR LEAGUE FRANCHISE NOTES
Published July 14, 1995
Hal Bodley reports in today's USA TODAY, that the Expos are not for sale and are not moving. Expos President Claude Brochu: "I consider myself a lifer in this game" (USA TODAY, 7/14)....Bodley also examined the woes of the Giants. Giants President Peter Magowan: "One partner was quoted as saying if the Giants don't get more fan support they may have to consider leaving. We have about 27 investors, maybe one or two feel that way. The majority of us are committed to keeping the team here" (USA TODAY, 7/14)....Michael McIntyre profiles the success of the Indians this year in the Cleveland PLAIN DEALER. Indians VP/P.R. Bob DiBiasio: "This is happening because of the big three: One, Jacobs Field. Two, this is the best team in baseball right now. And three, fans are starved for both one and two" (Cleveland PLAIN DEALER, 7/13)....According to Nets Treasurer David Gerstein, the Nets are not for sale, contrary to rumors that investment firm Morgan Stanley is shopping the club for $90M (Thomas Hill, N.Y. POST, 7/14)....Gary Picknell reports in the TORONTO SUN that Boca Raton Developer Norton Herrick has turned his sights away from the Blue Jays and has focused on purchasing the Pirates (TORONTO SUN, 7/14).