Cubs' Ownership Sales Support Wrigley Renovations Sources: Rays' Frankel Bidding On Hawks Wizards' Season Tickets Going Up In Cost Padres Ownership Excited Fans Are Re-Energized Liberty Media Has No Plans Of Selling Braves Warriors' Lacob In It For The Long Haul Steinbrenner Refutes Claims Of Yanks Being Cheap Browns Unveil New Logos Garnett's Return To T'Wolves Sparks Sales Franchise Notes
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Published April 1, 1997
In Boston, Peter May on Larry Bird saying he plans to return to basketball in a front office position: "In short, [Celtics Chair Paul] Gaston is the one in whose hands this whole matter lies. His judgment is on the line. His stewardship of the franchise is on the line. His fiduciary responsibility to shareholders is on the line. He has the franchise's most valuable resource in the last generation issuing a clarion call. Will he listen?" (BOSTON GLOBE, 3/30)....Washington Sports President Susan O'Malley, on reaction to ticket increases for the Bullets and Caps at the new MCI Center: "The (fans') reaction is what we though it would be." In DC, Heath & Solomon note although "several" interviewed expressed concerns over MCI Center, including parking, safety, and the ticket price increases, most said they would stay with the teams (WASHINGTON POST, 3/30).