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Published June 18, 1998
Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner, on the five-game suspension handed down to Yankees P Mike Stanton by AL President Dr. Gene Budig after Stanton hit Orioles Eric Davis with a pitch in Tuesday's game: "I respect [Budig's] position. Whether he is the right man for the job ... I like Budig, he is a nice man. He is an educator with a briefcase. I don't know if there is a jockstrap in there, but he has a briefcase" (N.Y. POST, 6/18)....WNBA President Val Ackerman is profiled by Athelia Knight of the WASHINGTON POST under the header, "Her League On The Rise, Ackerman's Having A Ball" (WASHINGTON POST, 6/18). Also in DC, Thomas Heath examines the WNBA and its marketing partnerships. WNBA Exec VP & CMO Rick Welts, on the league's partners: "What speaks more about where women's sports are is the list of companies who bought in. These are mainstream sports advertisers who believe they are reaching a very mainstream sports audience. One of the benefits is that they have passionate female consumers" (WASHINGTON POST, 6/18).