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 he "doesn't plan to pressure"
the Clippers, who finished last in the league in attendance,
to move to the Pond at Anaheim (L.A. TIMES, 4/29)....ESPN's
"SportsCenter" examined the success of the Mariners. Post-
Intelligencer columnist Art Thiel: "Their campaign, 'You've
got to love these guys,' has worked very, very well because
you do." Pitcher Norm Charlton: "We've got a bunch of
players that are very likeable by the fans, kids can look up
to them. They're not getting into a fight twice a week, or
they're not getting pulled over with a gun in their car or
drugs in their car" ("SportsCenter," ESPN, 4/28).