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Blue Jays Receiving Credit For Hiring Shapiro, Though Questions Loom For Anthopoulos

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 01 / 15

The Blue Jays have "generated universal acclaim" for hiring President & CEO Mark Shapiro , a "smart, progressive, people-oriented executive with a long, impressive resumé covering both the baseball operations and business areas of running a ball club," according to John Lott of the NATIO...

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07/08/97
RAIDERS PLACE SURCHARGES ON NEW TICKET PLAN TO FILL COLISEUM

The Oakland Football Marketing Association will offer full-season, five-game and three-game ticket plans for Raiders home games for the first time since the team returned to Oakland two years ago. Pri

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07/03/97
NFL CARDINALS GO TO THE "FLEX" OFFENSE TO BOOST TICKET SALES

The NFL Cardinals are putting a new ticket package, the "FlexPack," on sale Monday, the same day that single-game ticket sales begin, according to Shawn Cox of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. As of Wednesday, t

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, Franchises

07/03/97
JAYS TO REDUCE PLAYER APPEARANCES TO IMPROVE PLAY AT HOME?

"Don''t be surprised if ... Toronto players are forbidden from making themselves as available to the public at the SkyDome as they have been in the first half of the season," writes Marty York of the

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07/03/97
MLS MUTINY WONDER, WHERE HAVE ALL THE CHILDREN GONE?

The MLS Mutiny''s difficulties in gaining support among the area''s youth market is examined by Brian Landman of the ST. PETERSBURG TIMES. While nearly 29,000 boys and girls in the area are registered

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07/03/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

USA TODAY''s Gordon Forbes reports that 49ers Owner Eddie DeBartolo, Jr., "virtually an absentee owner since 1991, will become much more involved" in the team''s operations. DeBartolo says that he wil

Tags: Cablevision, Franchises, Madison Square Garden, MLB, New York Liberty, San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco Giants, Utah Jazz

07/03/97
MIKE SCHMIDT INTERESTED, BUT NO DEAL IMMINENT ON MARLINS

"A week after Wayne Huizenga put the Marlins up for sale, there''s nothing to suggest a deal is close," according to Barry Jackson of the MIAMI HERALD. Tripp, Scott, the firm fielding offers for Huize

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07/02/97
NASHVILLE NHL FRANCHISE NAMES JACK DILLER PRESIDENT

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07/02/97
ONE MONTH TO GO: PEPPER RODGERS TO HEAD OILERS' MEMPHIS OPS

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07/02/97
PADRES PRESENT FINANCES IN EFFORT TO SHOW NEED FOR NEW PARK

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