BEESTON SPEAKS ON THE FUTURE OF BLUE JAY OWNERSHIP
Blue Jays President Paul Beeston said yesterday the team's
new owner, Belgian-based Interbrew, has yet to talk to any
buyers, but that a "number of people" have expressed interest.
Beeston: "They are not down the road with anybody, but they're
certainly down the road to the point where they want to do
something with it sooner rather than later." In Toronto, Richard
Griffin writes to "look for a 10-member consortium of hand-picked
and equal partners," with Interbrew holding on to 10% with
Beeston controlling their share and continuing on as general
partner (TORONTO STAR, 2/29). Beeston said the team will sell in
excess of 22,000 season tickets (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 2/29).