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Published March 20, 1998
The Marlins have "dropped" their five-year P.A. announcer Jay Rokeach, but his dismissal was "not financially motivated." Marlins VP/Sales & Marketing Jim Ross said that the team "wanted to make a change for creative reasons." The team is considering several candidates to replace Rokeach (MIAMI HERALD, 3/20)....The 76ers will change the start time of Monday-Saturday night home games next season, moving them up a half-hour to 7:00pm (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 3/20)....The situation involving former employees of Rocketball Ltd., who had threatened to bring charges of race discrimination and sexual harassment against the organization, has been "resolved." No details were released, and no legal action will proceed (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 3/2)....Through Monday, the Mariners had sold a club record 18,416 season tickets. At the same time last year, the club had sold 17,760 (SEATTLE TIMES, 3/19).