The Business Front

Stories Making Headlines Around Baseball

• International League team owners approve the sale of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to a private ownership group headed by Mandalay and the Yankees’"the first of three steps to complete the sale. Two Lackawanna County board members called for a reconsideration of the purchase after the recent Harrisburg sale, which was completed for just $250,000 more than the proposed deal.

• Trenton draws a team-record 9,134 spectators for Clemens’ appearance last night. Meanwhile, a pair of former players in attendance could recollect what it’s like to face The Rocket and the national media was out in force for the event.

• Philly Inquirer beat writer Jim Salisbury looks at the convergence of baseball greats in New Jersey last night: Ryan Howard in Lakewood, Roger Clemens in Trenton.

• By me some peanuts and Tastykakes? That’s right, Tastykake signed a partnership with 17 minor league teams that will include ballpark signage, PA announcements and product sales.

• Twins GM Terry Ryan is spotted in Fort Myers checking out the Miracle.

• The independent Southern Maryland Blue Crabs received approval from Charles County commissioners to build a $25.6 million stadium.

• To find one of the great baseball events, head to Grand Junction for the Junior College World Series.

• Independent Nashua (Can-Am) hopes to draw a Dice-K-like buzz with a pair of Japanese players.