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Published January 9, 1998
SELIG CLOSE TO PINNACLE? USA TODAY's Hal Bodley reports that a "move to draft Bud Selig as permanent commissioner is gaining so much momentum among baseball's owners that the word interim could be removed from his title as early" as the March quarterly meetings in FL. Bodley reports that the votes for the necessary three-quarters support in the NL "are there now." Bodley adds that the Yankees and adidas "are attempting to settle their suit" against MLB. One possible settlement is to have adidas outfit "at least" six teams as an official MLB sponsor (USA TODAY, 1/9). NHLPA: In Toronto, David Shoalts examines the NHLPA after the plea bargain of NHLPA Founder Alan Eagleson to charges of fraud and theft. Taking over for Eagleson in '91, NHLPA Exec Dir Bob Goodenow put in place "an accounting system to ensure that the union never again fell victim to a leader who had free reign to loot its treasury." NHLPA President Mike Gartner: "Literally every dollar in and out of the association is accounted for" (GLOBE & MAIL, 1/9).