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         MLB Properties named GAIL HUNTER as Director of Promotional
    Events.  Hunter joined MLBP in '91 as Project Manager for MLB's
    All-Star Fanfest.  MLBP has also named ETHAN ORLINSKY has Dir of
    Legal Affairs.  Orlinsky was formerly MLB's Associate Counsel
    (MLB)....DAN PATIN has been appointed to GM of Liberty Sports
    Communications West.  Patin will oversee SportsCom West's studio
    and technical facilities (Liberty Sports)....Home Team Sports has
    named GUILLERMO LOPEZ Promotions Manager.  Lopez comes from the
    Orioles, where he was Marketing Manager.  HTS also promoted BETH
    RICHMAN to Advertising Manager. Richman was the network's
    Promotions Manager (HTS).

    Print | Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Cablevision, Comcast-Spectacor, MLB, New York Liberty, People and Pop Culture

         WAYNE GRETZKY wants to build an ice arena in Coral Spings,
    FL.  Awaiting city approval, Gretzky's group may work with Can Am
    Investment to build Wayne Gretzky's Iceland, a $6.6M, 70,000
    square-foot arena, complete with two ice surfaces, a pro shop and
    locker rooms (MIAMI HERALD, 8/4)....Reds Owner MARGE SCHOTT
    ordered her PR staff to cut pregame media notes to one page in a
    cost cutting move.  The move will reportedly save less than $5
    per game (Mult., 8/6)....Former Red Sox batting coach MIKE EASLER
    reached an out-of court settlement on his wrongful dismissal suit
    against the team.  Easler did not net any money, but all "alleged
    financial considerations between the parties were eliminated"
    (BOSTON GLOBE, 8/4).........DAVID LETTERMAN'S Top Ten Ways the
    U.S Would be Different if it Were Owned by Disney.  10) Defense
    department spends billions on "Flubber Missile"; 9) Convicted
    killers must listen to "It's a Small World" for the rest of their
    lives; 8) Presidents on Mt. Rushmore rigged up to sing like a
    barbershop quartet; 7) Winning athletes exclaim, "I'm going to
    any random spot in the country; 6) We'd get to see Janet Reno in
    one of those tight Mouseketeer sweaters; 5) Al Gore replaced by
    more lifelike audioanimatron; 4) Platoon of country bears sent to
    Bosnia as "Operation Jamboree"; 3) We'd bomb Busch Gardens back
    to the Stone Age; 2) Just like cows in India, sacred mice would
    wander the streets; 1) Instead of Whitewater, Goofygate ("Late
    Show," CBS, 8/4).

    Print | Tags: Anheuser Busch, Boston Red Sox, CBS, Cincinnati Reds, People and Pop Culture, Viacom, Walt Disney
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