Yankees Manager Joe Torre on MLB's decision to increase
the cost of LCS and World Series tickets: "I've always
marveled at how much a seat costs on the floor of a
basketball game. And we have a long way to go before we
reach that" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 8/13). Also in N.Y., Speranza
& Breen write under the header, "Fans Boo Series Tix Hike.
Cry Foul As Cost Doubles For Best Seats In House" (N.Y.
DAILY NEWS, 8/13). In Cleveland, Hoynes & Maxse report that
"reaction was mixed" on the increase among fans attending
last night's Rangers-Indians game (PLAIN DEALER, 8/13).
...Vikings Owner Red McCombs told Sid Hartman in Minneapolis
that the blackout rule was one of the "first subjects
discussed at the recent NFL meeting." McCombs: "We were
told by commissioner Paul Tagliabue that he wants the
blackout rule strictly enforced and he will deal with any
club that breaks it." Hartman: "What it means is the league
no longer wants television stations and other corporations
to buy out a big number of tickets so games can be
televised" (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 8/13).