AUTRY FAMILY CAN'T "STOMACH" GAME, WILL SELL TO UEBERROTH
Angels Owner Jackie Autry said this weekend that she and her
husband, Gene, don't "have the stomach to deal" with the
"pressures" of baseball and will sell a minority interest in the
team to former MLB commissioner Peter Ueberroth. The labor
dispute, "media criticism," and the "rising cost" were among
Autry's reasons. Jackie Autry: "If I could just be an owner and
deal with what happens between the white lines, it would be a
perfect world." Ueberroth is in the process of buying 25% of the
team with an option to buy the remaining 75% upon the death of
Gene Autry, 87. Ueberroth will also take over as managing
general partner and handle the day-to-day operations of the club.
Autry attended her first exhibition game on Friday and said she
"wasn't particularly thrilled about seeing replacement players"
(Mike DiGiovanna, L.A. TIMES, 3/26).