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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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04/29/97
IS HAWKS' ARENA IN JEOPARDY AFTER NBA CAP-O-NOMICS KICK IN?

In Atlanta, local government bodies "must vote all over again" on the city''s proposed $213M downtown sports arena "because a key element of the financing has changed," according to Saporta & Unger of

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Facilities, NBA, Time Warner

04/29/97
WHITE SOX PUT KIBOSH ON THEIR FOUR-PACK CUBS TICKET PACKAGE

The White Sox have "backed down" from their policy requiring fans who want tickets to the series with the Cubs in June to buy seats for three other games, according to the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. Fans who

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Franchises

04/29/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

Toronto businessman Lawrence Heisey confirmed that he is part of the consortium headed by Murray Frum that is bidding to acquire the Blue Jays (TORONTO STAR, 4/29)....NBA Commissioner David Stern said

Tags: ESPN, Franchises, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, Walt Disney

04/29/97
SUNDAY'S NHL ON FOX RATINGS: OVERNIGHTS SHOW 2.4/6 SHARE

Preliminary overnight ratings from Nielsen Sports Marketing for the NHL on Fox from Sunday. Since these are preliminary overnights, numbers may differ from later reports from other media (Nielsen Spor

Tags: News Corp./Fox, NHL, Nielsen, The Back of the Book

04/29/97
ZOELLER JOKES WITH BLACK GOLFER ABOUT EATING FRIED CHICKEN

One week after he withdrew from a tournament after making racially insensitive remarks about Tiger Woods, Fuzzy Zoeller "kidded" with a black golfer Monday about eating fried chicken and watermelon, a

Tags: Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner

04/29/97
FOX SPORTS LOOKS TO BRAND OUT INTO APPAREL AND NEW MAGAZINES

Fox Sports "soon will approach major retailers" about establishing branded areas in stores to sell sports merchandise and apparel, according to Chuck Ross of AD AGE. Fox is also "considering" a quarte

Tags: News Corp./Fox, NFL, Nike, Media

04/29/97
PINNACLE'S ANSWER TO KLEPTOMANIA AND SLOW SALES? CAN IT

Pinnacle is packing its trading cards inside vacuum- packed cans in an effort to reduce retail theft and spur sales, according to Terry Lefton of BRANDWEEK. A player''s photo is printed directly on th

Tags: Acushnet, MLB

04/29/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The Marquee Group named DONNA COLEMAN CFO. She had served as CFO for Time Warner-Music Sound Exchange for the last three years (The Marquee Group)....The CISL named MICHAEL HARRISON Deputy Commissione

Tags: Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner

04/28/97
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

The NHL on Fox is presenting "The MasterCard Million Dollar Stanley Cup Shot," where a contest winner will have the opportunity to shoot a puck at a target for $1M during Fox''s telecast of Game One o

Tags: MasterCard, News Corp./Fox, NHL

04/28/97
THE PITCH COUNT: WILL ROYAL TREATMENT HEAT UP CHILI?

Today, THE DAILY continues our exclusive MLB team profiles with a look at the Royals. Fox Sports Rocky Mountain owns TV rights to all games and shows games via a time buy on KMBC-TV and KCWB-TV. On de

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Franchises, Kansas City Royals, MLB, News Corp./Fox, PepsiCo

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