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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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02/25/99
JOHN HARRINGTON BRINGS IN A GENIE TO HELP WITH BALLPARK PLAN

Red Sox CEO John Harrington had AL President Gene Budig come to Boston recently to "help pitch business leaders on why the Sox must replace Fenway Park," according to Meg Vaillancourt of the BOSTON GL

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Facilities

02/25/99
FRANCHISE NOTES

CABLEVISION''S BOTTOM LINE: Cablevision reported a fourth quarter net loss "that was slightly wider than expected," but cash flow and revenue increased. MSG''s operating cash flow was down $14M due to

Tags: Cablevision, Franchises, Madison Square Garden, Miami Heat, NBA, New Orleans Pelicans, Orlando Magic, Pittsburgh Pirates, RDV Sports, Sports Illustrated

02/25/99
MLB STARS BIZ DEVELOPMENT: RIPKEN'S FIXINS, REGGIE'S TEDDIES

Orioles 3B Cal Ripken Jr. is "developing a line of foods" with N.Y.-based "celeb-food company" Famous Fixins, according to Mitchell Fink of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. The first project, which will launch in

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, MLB

02/25/99
OAKLAND COLISEUM DEAL TO COST CITY/COUNTY $35M THIS YEAR

The Oakland Coliseum complex will cost the city and Alameda County $35M this year, up from the previous estimate of $21M, according to Rick DelVecchio of the S.F. CHRONICLE. The public subsidy increas

Tags: Facilities, Golden State Warriors, Oakland Raiders

02/25/99
MEDIA NOTES

AT THE WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS: In San Diego, Jay Popper notes the number of upsets at yesterday''s Andersen Consulting Match Play Championships, including the defeats of Ernie Els, Mark O''Meara and

Tags: ABC, CBS, DirecTV, ESPN, Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, PGA Tour, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

02/25/99
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

Coca-Cola''s municipal sponsorship of Huntington Beach, CA, is examined by Martin Kasindorf of USA TODAY. Huntington Beach sports marketing exec Don Schulte said that "there''s no end to the potential

Tags: Coca-Cola, LPGA, Nike, Sara Lee

02/25/99
IS ESPN BREAKING AWAY FROM THE PACK OR IS WEB FIELD TIED?

ESPN.com "boasts" an integrated package that is "unmatched by its rivals," but CBS SportsLine is proving to be a "worthy opponent," and CNN/SI.com is the "dark horse in the race" for sports supremacy

Tags: ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Media, SportsLine.com, Time Warner, Walt Disney

02/25/99
HAWAII FIVE-0-0-0-0-0-0: NEW CART RACE HAS RECORD PURSE

The winner of the proposed CART Hawaiian Super Prix will receive $5M, with $10M in total prize money making it "the largest purse in motorsports history," according to Robin Miller of the INDIANAPOLIS

Tags: Champ Car World Series, Leagues and Governing Bodies

02/25/99
WIEDEN & KENNEDY SEEKS ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR

Wieden & Kennedy, one of the premier advertising agencies in all of Southwest Portland, is looking for an Account Supervisor to work on a creative-driven sports account. If you have advertising experi

Tags: Classified Advertisements, Wieden Kennedy

02/25/99
NAMES IN THE NEWS

PRESIDENT CLINTON and First Lady HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON will serve as Honorary co-Chairs of the ''99 Women''s World Cup (WWC). Meanwhile, Clinton will visit the D''Backs spring training facility today

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Cleveland Indians, IOC, NBC, People and Pop Culture

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