Red Sox Willing To Go Over Luxury Tax Threshold NHL, NHLPA Aim For Big Money World Cup Hurricanes Seeing Smaller Crowds So Far Orlando City's Rawlins Still A Fan First Plans Advance For DC Soccer Stadium Columbus Approves $250,000 For All-Star Game Franchise Notes Reds Upgrading GABP Ahead Of All-Star Game Red Sox Spend Big With Ramirez, Sandoval Wayne Gretzky Returns To IMG
Published October 17, 1997
MLB: CNBC's Don Dahler examined News Corp.'s purchase of the Dodgers and noted that "a phrase being batted around to describe what Murdoch will do with the Dodgers is 'take it global.'" Sports marketing analyst Don Dixon: "They've got a great opportunity long-range to get fifty, a hundred times their money back over the relatively near haul" (CNBC, 10/16)....Although the city of Baltimore "was willing" to throw a parade for the Orioles, the team turned down the offer (Baltimore SUN, 10/17). GENERAL: The MLS Rapids drew 18,452 for Wednesday night's playoff game, which was the third-highest weekday crowd of '97 (USA TODAY, 10/17).....ESPN's Gary Thorne was the emcee at a rally yesterday in Columbus, OH, which launched the sale of PSLs for that city's expansion NHL franchise (COLUMBUS DISPATCH, 10/16).