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MLB TO NAME SELIG TOP BOSS ON JULY 9, AFTER ALL-STAR GAME

          MLB management sources "confirmed Monday that a special
     executive session has been called for July 9 in Chicago
     during which Bud Selig" will be named MLB commissioner "on a
     permanent basis," according to Tom Haudricourt of the
     MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL.  Selig confirmed that the
     meeting had been called, but he would not confirm that he
     had officially decided to accept the job.  A three-fourths
     vote of the 30 MLB clubs is required for election, with no
     more than five clubs in either league objecting.  Only the
     White Sox, Cubs and Giants have been reported to object to
     Selig's election (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 6/30).
          LET'S PLAY TWO! In N.Y., Murray Chass reports that
     today is the designated date for MLB to submit next year's
     schedule to the MLBPA for its approval, but yesterday MLB
     asked for and received a two-week extension.  Chass reports
     that "the two sides should have little trouble agreeing on
     an official schedule."  Reports have next year's interleague
     schedule for the East divisions including home-and-home
     series between the Yankees-Mets; Blue Jays-Expos; Devil Rays
     - Marlins; Orioles-Phillies; and Braves-Red Sox (N.Y. TIMES,
     6/30).  Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner said playing the
     Mets twice next year is not a "a good idea," calling it
     "overkill, plain and simple" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 6/30).

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