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Pompano baseball - Irks Ouster Is Demanded POMPANO BEACH, Fla....
Irks Ouster Is Demanded POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — City officials have threatened to kick the Washington Washington Senators out of the spring training camp they've used here since 1961 in retaliation for criticism criticism attributed (o owner Bob Short. Passing up a motion ordering the Senators "to vacate" Pompano Pompano Park immelialely, the City Commission Tuesday voted VM send Short a registered letter risking him to confirm or deny rcfiorts published during Ihe weekend in which he was quoted as calling facilities here the poorest in Florida, California or Arizona. "New Kali Game" ; "If he confirms these statements, statements, it will be a new ball game," said Mayor William Pelski. Short, contacted by the Sun Sentinel newspaper, said by telephone from Anaheim, Calif., that he had indeed been critical of the Pompano Beach training camp. ." "I'm hopeful of having better training facilities next spring, be it in Pompano Beach or somewhere else," Short said. ..- The Senators' owner said the field at Pompano Beach is "excellent, "excellent, but the stands arc totally totally inadequate and the locker room is just a high school facility." facility." Reaction on the City : Commissioner Commissioner ranged from disbelief to outright anger. Insult Assailed ; "We've spent many thousands of dollars," said Commissionci William Allsdorf. "It is one o the finest baseball fields anywhere." anywhere." ; Commissioner George Fivek without support from his col leagues , said Short should be s.cnt a letter calling for the Sen ators to get out. . "Short has been insulting the city since he came here," Fivck said. "The only advantage o having a club here is to sel Pompano to the North ... He is doing more harm than we can tolerate." : "Commissioners.also had criti cal comment about Short's ac lions during this spring. ; Among other things, the; said, he failed to keep a meetinj with city officials March 31 skipped the annual governor's baseball reception at Tampa was absent on the first day o Pompano Beach's spring exhibi tion schedule, and didn't shov up the day the city gave its 52 a-plate breakfast in honor of the Senators' new manager, Tec -Williams. - The. Senators' current con iract with the city runs through 1972.

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  1. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal,
  2. 14 May 1969, Wed,
  3. Page 46

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