MLB NEWS: FINAL ATTENDANCE TO SEE AN INCREASE OF OVER 5%
MLB final attendance for '97 "will show an increase of
approximately" 5.6%, according to USA TODAY's Hal Bodley.
Acting Commissioner Bud Selig: "We're going to have the
second-biggest year in our history." In other news, Bodley
notes that a possible compensation figure for teams involved
in realignment could hit $10M. But Bodley adds that while
MLB's realignment committee thought "compensation might be
the answer" during its recent owners meetings in Atlanta,
the "concept lost momentum" (USA TODAY, 9/23).
BRAVES EYE 2002: The Braves are preparing a bid for the
2002 All-Star Game (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 9/23).