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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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09/15/95
FRANCHISE NOTES: KINGS SALE -- A NEVER ENDING STORY

An announcement on the sale of the Kings was expected for today, but "according to some insiders, negotiations hit a snag" yesterday, according to this morning''s L.A. TIMES. Lisa Dillman reports a de

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, MLB, New Jersey Devils, Oakland Athletics, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Pirates, YankeeNets

09/15/95
FANS BUCK UP IN MILWAUKEE, GO FOR FEWER BREW-HA-HA'S

The Milwaukee Bucks will most likely outdraw their baseball counterparts, the Brewers, in average home attendance this season, according to Bob Wolfley of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. The Bucks ave

Tags: Franchises, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks

09/15/95
JAYS NOT FOR SALE BUT BELGIAN OWNERS MAY WAFFLE WITH MARKET

Belgian brewer Interbrew, S.A., which recently acquired the Blue Jays in its takeover of Labatt''s, will not sell the Toronto club until after a labor agreement is reached and the team regains its val

Tags: Franchises, Labatt Brewing, NBA, NFL, Toronto Blue Jays

09/15/95
CHILL THOSE KEGS! BEER AND FOOTBALL HIT CAROLINA ON SUNDAY

The SC Supreme Court refused a request from a Clemson church late yesterday to halt beer sales at Clemson''s Memorial Stadium on Sundays during Panthers games. Jeff Schultz reports in this morning''s

Tags: Franchises

09/14/95
CAPS/BULLETS MERGER RUFFLES SOME FEATHERS IN LANDOVER

The consolidation of the Bullets and Capitals operations under the Washington Sports umbrella last July has created sharp and personal "conflicts" at the operation''s Landover, MD, offices, writes Ken

Tags: Franchises, Washington Capitals

09/14/95
MLB OWNERS PUSH TO KEEP PIRATES FROM HEADING TO DC

Baseball''s owners, meeting in Detroit, "are pushing hard" to keep the Pirates in Pittsburgh, writes Peter Schmuck in this morning''s Baltimore SUN. Schmuck reports that NL President Len Coleman is "g

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Franchises, Pittsburgh Pirates

09/14/95
IF NOT THE PIRATES, WILL THE MARINERS SAIL THE POTOMAC?

The declaration by Mariners ownership that the team will be sold if local voters reject the September 19 referendum on a new stadium "is the worst case scenario," but cannot be seen "as idle threats,"

Tags: Franchises, MLB, Seattle Mariners

09/14/95
OILERS SETTLE; WILL STAY THROUGH '97, FREE TO LEAVE IN '98

The Oilers agreed to settle the team''s lawsuit against Harris County, the City of Houston and Astrodome USA Wednesday night, and will remain at the Astrodome through the end of the team''s lease in '

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Edmonton Oilers, Franchises

09/13/95
OILERS HAVE LAST MINUTE CHANGES TO PROPOSED SETTLEMENT

The Oilers announced yesterday they want changes to a tentative settlement on the team''s federal lawsuit enabling them to leave Houston, according to the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. The Oilers had tentatively

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Edmonton Oilers, Franchises

09/13/95
BOND SALE COMPLETE: DAVIS SEALS THE DEAL WITH OAKLAND

Al Davis paid for $31.9M in bonds, "sealing the deal" to bring the Raiders back to Oakland, according to the SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS. In addition, Oakland Treasury Manager Jan Mazyck said the city and c

Tags: Franchises, Oakland Raiders

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