TWINS MUST ANSWER TO ATTORNEY GENERAL ABOUT LAST SIX YEARS
Ramsey County, MN, District Judge Margaret Marrinan
ruled that MN's Attorney General "may ask questions and seek
documents" from the Twins and MLB about events dating to '92
to determine if the team and league execs violated antitrust
laws, according to Jay Weiner of the Minneapolis STAR
TRIBUNE. Twins attorney Roger Magnuson was "unavailable for
comment," but said last Friday that the team "would appeal"
any initial ruling "allowing an investigation of any kind."
The Twins "also sought an expedited appeal" to the MN
Supreme Court, which was denied by Marrinan. The Twins and
MLB "are expected" to take the case to the MN Court of
Appeals. Marrinan selected '92 as the cutoff date for the
investigation "because that year a similar case was heard in
Florida" (Jay Weiner, Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 5/12).