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align="center">“We're in a state of paralysis. I honestly can't tell you whether we'd encourage or discourage fans to buy season tickets.”

— Twins Promotions Dir Patrick Klinger, on the Twins possibly being folded
(USA TODAY, 11/8).

Thursday November 8, 2001 Vol. 8 — No. 41 Print This Issue

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  • Talk Of Contraction Spoils Close Of The ’01 Season?

    MLB's contraction plan has resulted in plenty of rhetoric, but few answers. What's out there? Despite congressional interest in MLB's antitrust exemption, a Congress faced with war means MLB won't be put on the Congressional docket; Did MLB offer a no-lockout/no signing-freeze pledge to avoid unfair labor practices? Can the MLBPA use the grievance/ arbitration process to delay contraction? THE SPIN: Can MLB effectively get its message out about WHY it needs contraction and WHAT two fewer teams will accomplish?

  • Don't Bett On It
    While all of MLB abuzz over contraction, Bettman says it is not anything he is considering.

    The New Real World
    College bowl officials faced with a grim reality — games now forced to consider pricey "terrorist clause" with their insurance policies.

    Why They Feel On Target
    Target and Callaway discuss why they signed 17-year-old golfer Ty Tryon.

    Come Over And Watch Ali-Frazier
    ESPN's non-exclusive PPV deal with inDemand includes ESPN's vast library. But will people pay for archival footage?

    The Dish From Dolan
    Sports programming surely fits in Cablevision's plan to launch a satellite service.

    Happy Election Returns
    Signs of life for Newark arena after election of NJ Gov.-elect McGreevey.

    A Sheep In Wuhl's Clothing
    HBO signs off on another year of scripts for "Arli$$".

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