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Published October 29, 1997
Former Labatt exec Don McDougall, a "key player" in landing the Blue Jays in '76, is part of Lawrence Dale's new group trying to buy the team (TORONTO STAR, 10/29)....The Hawks will play the Bulls on November 7 in front of "the biggest home crowd in franchise history." Hawks Exec VP Lee Douglas said the lower decks at the Georgia Dome are sold out of more than 21,000 tickets and that the team is now selling $10 tickets for Dome's upper deck (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 10/29)....In Sacramento, R.E. Graswich wrote that Kings Owner Jim Thomas "is a proud man, tough and tested ... but the nonsense with the Kings is getting to him." Graswich added that people close to Thomas "indicate he's nearing the end of his rope" (SACRAMENTO BEE, 10/28)....The Padres have increased ticket prices for the '98 season. The "biggest increase" is $2 for skyboxes and infield field-level seats that will cost $18. Ticket prices for "nearly half of the seats" at Qualcomm Stadium "will not go up" (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 10/25).