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May 27, 1997 | ANNE-MARIE O'CONNOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Buy a team and they will come. That was the vision of Larry Lucchino, the chief executive of the San Diego Padres, who gazed south of the border in December 1994 and saw a 2-million-strong potential market of Mexican baseball lovers. He also saw obstacles. Traffic at the border was so slow, Tijuana fans sometimes sat out the first inning in their cars. How could fans get game schedules, tickets and transportation without a lot of hassles?
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May 27, 1997 | ANNE-MARIE O'CONNOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Buy a team and they will come. That was the vision of Larry Lucchino, the chief executive of the San Diego Padres, who gazed south of the border in December 1994 and saw a 2-million-strong potential market of Mexican baseball lovers. He also saw obstacles. Traffic at the border was so slow, Tijuana fans sometimes sat out the first inning in their cars. How could fans get game schedules, tickets and transportation without a lot of hassles?
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