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JAMMED AT THE JAKE: INDIANS SELL-OUT REMAINDER OF '98 SEASON
Published April 14, 1998
The Indians have sold-out individual game tickets for the rest of the '98 season. The Indians consecutive home sellout streak now stands at an MLB record 211 straight games (Indians). In Boston, Peter Gammons called the Indians' IPO "troublesome because it sends a message that it isn't enough to sell out the ballpark every night, have creative sources of revenue, and provide one of the most entertaining teams in the business. So what does that say about Detroit and Milwaukee when their parks open?" (BOSTON GLOBE, 4/13). In Cleveland, Glenn Gamboa reported that in the Indians' public offering application with the SEC, the team said it earned $100,000 from ad sales on their Web site, www. indians.com, in '97 (PLAIN-DEALER, 4/13). MLB NOTES: Reggie Jackson said that he and a group bid $300M to buy the Dodgers last year, but lost out when team Owner Peter O'Malley accepted the $311M bid from Rupert Murdoch's Fox Group (NEWSDAY, 4/13)....Expos President Claude Brochu, on team payroll: "We'll double the payroll next year and again the year after" (N.Y. TIMES, 4/13).