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"We won the championship. We're drinking champagne, but we have 14 guys grinding it out at a ballpark trying to watch it on their cell phones. They are the ones missing birthdays and their son's first Little League game" – Nationals President of Baseball Operations & GM Mike Rizzo , ...

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08/22/96
NEW BID ON THE BLOCK FOR THE BLUE JAYS?

Associates of Barry Sherman, head of a Canadian generic drug company Apotex, are "making a bid" to buy the Blue Jays, according to Marina Strauss of the Toronto GLOBE & MAIL. Sources close to the talk

Tags: Franchises, Toronto Blue Jays

08/21/96
CELTICS STOCK NOT SCORING BIG POINTS WITH INVESTORS

Investors in publicly traded units of the Boston Celtics Limited Partnerships have experienced "disappointed in some quarters over the dividend ... and the financial uncertainty of an industry" with e

Tags: Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox, Franchises

08/21/96
LOAN ENSURES MONTREAL WILL COMPLETE CFL SEASON

The CFL Montreal Alouettes received a cash loan of about C$1M from investors that will enable the team to meet its August payroll and complete the season, according to Bill Beacon in the Toronto GLOBE

Tags: CFL, Franchises

08/21/96
VIRGINIA BASEBALL: ONE EYE ON HOUSTON AND ONE ON PIRATES

While the Astros have been the main focus for Virginia Baseball, the WASHINGTON TIMES'' Thom Loverro reports "the Pirates might soon wind up available for purchase and ripe for relocation again." Sour

Tags: Franchises, Houston Astros, Pittsburgh Pirates

08/21/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

The Rockets will accept $150 non-refundable deposits that will be applied to the cost of season tickets but will carry over if no more seats are available. The only customers that are guaranteed seats

Tags: Franchises, Houston Rockets, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Saints

08/20/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

The Red Sox and True Value will team for the "Field of Dreams" program in Boston benefiting young baseball fans and the fields they play on. The Red Sox will host a special event today at this year''s

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Boston Red Sox, CFL, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Cubs, Franchises, Time Warner

08/20/96
PRO SPORTS IN SOUTH FLORIDA, THE WAYNE HUIZENGA WAY

Panthers and Marlins Owner Wayne Huizenga is profiled in Sunday''s Ft. Lauderdale SUN-SENTINEL on issues surrounding two of his pro teams, the Panthers and Marlins. THE PANTHERS: Huizenga "confidently

Tags: Miami Marlins, Franchises, NHL

08/19/96
HEALTHY, WEALTHY AND WISE? 'FINS INK HEALTHCARE DEAL

The Dolphins announced Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp. will become the team''s first-ever "official health care provider," according to Shari Rudavsky of the MIAMI HERALD. The deal "has no effect on the

Tags: Franchises, Miami Dolphins

08/19/96
NASHVILLE SURVEY SHOWS OPRYLAND HAS NHL POTENTIAL

A survey in Nashville finds a "previously untapped pool of hockey fans, many of whom indicate a strong willingness to buy tickets and purchase team merchandise," if the city lands a team, according to

Tags: Franchises, NHL

08/19/96
ANOTHER CHANGE IN PIRATES INVESTMENT GROUP

Utilities Exec Kenneth Pollock is the second major investor to withdraw from the Pirates'' ownership group. Pirates Managing General Partner Kevin McClatchy said the move was not unexpected, and "migh

Tags: Franchises, Pittsburgh Pirates

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