MLB: For its 30 Opening Days, MLB drew 1,349,544 fans,
for an average of 44,985 per game. That was second only to
the record set in '93 and was 158,459 more than the '97
total of 1,191,085. This season's average attendance was
5.7% higher than last year's average of 42,566 (MLB). MLB
had 28 openers in '97 (THE DAILY).
NOTES: The Knicks filed a protest yesterday, asking the
league to reverse referee Bob Delaney's call on Sunday which
ruled that Allan Houston's shot came after time expired in
the Knicks' 82-81 loss to the Heat (N.Y. TIMES, 4/14).
...CART has acquired Pro-Motion Agency, Ltd., the company
that owns and operates the KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship
open-wheel racing series. The series has 12 races in '98
and is CART's second-series acquisition after purchasing the
PPG Dayton Indy Lights Series (CART).