For Baseball's Owners, It's Time To Swing At A Tough Pitch

Time was, the All-Star Game marked the start of baseball's glory days: pennant race time. Those times are gone. In today's cutthroat sports market, the All-Star break that starts July 12 signals the opening of football's training camps and, not long thereafter, pro basket-ball practice. Baseball won't command the national spotlight again untilthe World Series games begin inOctober.

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