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March 26, 2008

Baseball Hall president out

Resignation accepted



“We’re disappointed and sad and it’s been a great tradition,” Petroskey said Jan. 29. “But we also understand the realities of major league scheduling now. ... It gets increasingly difficult for them to squeeze in exhibition games. We’ve been putting our finger in the dike the past few years trying to save this game. We understand, but it’s still sad for us.”

Idelson served as assistant vice president and senior press officer for World Cup 1994, the committee charged with staging the soccer World Cup in America, before joining the Hall. He also served as director of media relations and publicity for the New York Yankees from 1989-1993.

A native of New Newton, Mass., Idelson graduated from Connecticut College in 1986. He began his career as a public relations intern for the Red Sox in 1986.

Rob Centorani writes for The Daily Star in in Oneonta, N.Y.

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