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Published April 29, 1997
Toronto businessman Lawrence Heisey confirmed that he is part of the consortium headed by Murray Frum that is bidding to acquire the Blue Jays (TORONTO STAR, 4/29)....NBA Commissioner David Stern said he "doesn't plan to pressure" the Clippers, who finished last in the league in attendance, to move to the Pond at Anaheim (L.A. TIMES, 4/29)....ESPN's "SportsCenter" examined the success of the Mariners. Post- Intelligencer columnist Art Thiel: "Their campaign, 'You've got to love these guys,' has worked very, very well because you do." Pitcher Norm Charlton: "We've got a bunch of players that are very likeable by the fans, kids can look up to them. They're not getting into a fight twice a week, or they're not getting pulled over with a gun in their car or drugs in their car" ("SportsCenter," ESPN, 4/28).