MAJOR LEAGUE FRANCHISE NOTES
Hal Bodley reports in today's USA TODAY, that the Expos are
not for sale and are not moving. Expos President Claude Brochu:
"I consider myself a lifer in this game" (USA TODAY,
7/14)....Bodley also examined the woes of the Giants. Giants
President Peter Magowan: "One partner was quoted as saying if the
Giants don't get more fan support they may have to consider
leaving. We have about 27 investors, maybe one or two feel that
way. The majority of us are committed to keeping the team here"
(USA TODAY, 7/14)....Michael McIntyre profiles the success of the
Indians this year in the Cleveland PLAIN DEALER. Indians VP/P.R.
Bob DiBiasio: "This is happening because of the big three: One,
Jacobs Field. Two, this is the best team in baseball right now.
And three, fans are starved for both one and two" (Cleveland
PLAIN DEALER, 7/13)....According to Nets Treasurer David
Gerstein, the Nets are not for sale, contrary to rumors that
investment firm Morgan Stanley is shopping the club for $90M
(Thomas Hill, N.Y. POST, 7/14)....Gary Picknell reports in the
TORONTO SUN that Boca Raton Developer Norton Herrick has turned
his sights away from the Blue Jays and has focused on purchasing
the Pirates (TORONTO SUN, 7/14).