Kings Cite Culture Change For Trading Cousins Dynamo Sign Roc Nation In Three-Tiered Deal Braves Launch Marketing Effort For New Venue D-Backs' Brass Hopeful For Franchise Turnaround Pirates Owner Says Club Underperformed In '16 Franchise Notes Marlins' Talks With Kushners Over For Now Yankees' Arbitration Hearing Gets Heated A's Upgrading Club Area At Coliseum Tony Clark Downplays Potential MLB Changes
Published January 27, 2006
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“Mighty” From Team’s Name
RETURN FLIGHT: Hornets coach Byron Scott on Thursday elaborated on previous statements in which he expressed a desire to return to Oklahoma City for the ’06-07 season. Scott: “I think we have an obligation to be back to New Orleans when economically they can support a team. And the reason I said I feel comfortable here (in Oklahoma City) and would like to play here next year, is because I don’t see that happening next year. I really don’t think they’ll have the residency, the economics to support a second franchise” (New Orleans TIMES-PICAYUNE, 1/27).
MLB TICKETS: The White Sox have sold over 20,000 season tickets for the first time in franchise history. Full-season renewals were close to 100% (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 1/27)....The Pirates have sold 8,900 full-season equivalent ticket packages, compared to 9,250 in ’05. Group ticket sales “are pacing 29,000 ahead of the same point last year, when such tickets totaled 350,000.” The ’06 All-Star Game at PNC Park “has been a significant factor in the season-ticket increase” (PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, 1/27).