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Huizenga promises Miami dome LHC


Wayne Huizenga has reassured major-league owners that he is prepared to put a dome on Joe Robbie Stadium if Miami's weather proves too soggy.

Huizenga, who will own the National League franchise that is scheduled to debut in 1993, has told the owners he won't allow rainouts to become a chronic problem. He put that in writing last week in a letter to National League president Bill White.

However, Tim Robbie, who owns 50 percent of the stadium, said that he never heard of the letter.

Huizenga declined to comment.

* ROYALS: Manager Hal McRae was suspended for two games for bumping umpire Dale Scott.

The American League said McRae has indicated he will appeal the suspension, so it will be delayed until the appeal can be heard.

The incident occurred during the 12th inning of a 4-3, 18-inning victory over Texas at Kansas City on June 6. It was the longest game this season, lasting 6 hours, 28 minutes.

McRae argued with Scott, who was umpiring third base, after three straight close calls went against the Royals. The Royals loaded the bases with none out in the 12th but could not score.

* DODGERS: Third baseman Jeff Hamilton suffered a possible )) torn ligament in his left knee on a home-plate crash with Chicago Cubs catcher Rick Wilkins in the 13th inning of Los Angeles' 6-5 win Tuesday night.

* FLORIDA: Major League Baseball said it does not plan to sanction either of the proposed off-season Florida leagues scheduled to begin in November. The Sunshine Baseball League and the Winter Baseball League had hoped to fill their rosters with minor-league players.

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