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Sports: Baseball Spring Training / Florida Marketing and Dvt. #561288

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 20, 1988
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(Port Saint Lucie, Florida: Robert Lipsyte) Changes in baseball spring training ballparks in Florida featured; scenes shown from Boardwalk and Baseball theme park. [Boardwalk and Baseball spokesperson Richard HOWARD - explains why people come here.] Kansas City Royals team reported coming to Boardwalk and Baseball for spring training. [Author Roger ANGELL - criticizes Royals' shift from old ballpark to theme park.] Linking of baseball and real estate deals throughout Florida reported [Saint Lucie Cnty. commissioner Jack KRIEGER - says spring training is big business] Impt. of baseball diamonds to Florida development detailed. [Tom WEITZ - explains development project.] [KRIEGER - talks about baseball and business expansion in Florida.] [New York Mets co-owner Fred WILPON - discusses deal.] Contrast of old and new spring training camps noted; scenes shown. ["Miami Herald" writer Peter RICHMOND - says hates new ballparks.]

Lipsyte, Robert;
Utley, Garrick

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