SBD/13/Leagues Governing Bodies

LEAGUE NOTES

          Yankees Manager Joe Torre on MLB's decision to increase
     the cost of LCS and World Series tickets: "I've always
     marveled at how much a seat costs on the floor of a
     basketball game.  And we have a long way to go before we
     reach that" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 8/13).  Also in N.Y., Speranza
     & Breen write under the header, "Fans Boo Series Tix Hike. 
     Cry Foul As Cost Doubles For Best Seats In House" (N.Y.
     DAILY NEWS, 8/13).  In Cleveland, Hoynes & Maxse report that
     "reaction was mixed" on the increase among fans attending
     last night's Rangers-Indians game (PLAIN DEALER, 8/13).
     ...Vikings Owner Red McCombs told Sid Hartman in Minneapolis
     that the blackout rule was one of the "first subjects
     discussed at the recent NFL meeting."  McCombs: "We were
     told by commissioner Paul Tagliabue that he wants the
     blackout rule strictly enforced and he will deal with any
     club that breaks it."  Hartman: "What it means is the league
     no longer wants television stations and other corporations
     to buy out a big number of tickets so games can be
     televised" (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 8/13). 

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