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Published May 6, 1998
Monday's crowd of 5,206 for the A's game against the Blue Jays was the team's smallest since it announced an attendance of 5,000 April 20 (S.F. EXAMINER, 5/5)....The sale of the NHL Oilers to the Edmonton Investors Group Limited Partnership was completed yesterday (NHL)....Mavs' Owner Ross Perot Jr. recently announced a restructuring of his real estate empire, "shuffling the lineup of top officers and consolidating some corporate divisions." In Dallas, Miles Moffeit wonders where Hillwood Development Corp. Exec VP Frank Zaccanelli, who has "hammered out some of Perot's biggest deals," fits into the mix. Real estate sources close to Hillwood say that Zaccanelli, "who has drawn sharp criticism for his hardball negotiating style, hot temper and misadventures in running the Mavericks, is leaving day-to-day operations of Hillwood" (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 5/6)....The Indians' June IPO is examined by Scott Reeves of BARRON'S, who writes, "Indians' IPO investors should ask a basic question: What is the purpose of putting your money into [team Owner Richard] Jacobs' pocket? If you view the stock certificate as a trophy to be displayed above your desk, it almost makes sense. If you're interested in a real investment, look elsewhere" (BARRON'S, 5/4 issue).