Slab fall closes Olympic Stadium lHC

September 14, 1991

Montreal's Olympic Stadium will be closed for at least the next five days after a 55-ton chunk of concrete fell from the structure early yesterday, forcing the Montreal Expos to move four home games next week against National League East opponents.

The last-place Expos were scheduled to play the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies at Olympic Stadium, but those games will now be played in New York (a doubleheader Tuesday) and Philadelphia (Wednesday and Thursday).

No one was injured when the slab fell on to a concrete walkway, police and witnesses said. About 450 normally work there but most of them were still on their way to work.

* GIANTS: Manager Roger Craig, troubled by chest pains, was admitted to Stanford Hospital, where he underwent an angioplasty to relieve blockage in his coronary arteries.

Craig, 61, checked into the hospital after experiencing discomfort while exercising on his treadmill and is expected to leave the hospital today and could be back managing as soon as Monday. Bench coach Bob Lillis is serving as interim manager.

* The proposed framework for dividing more than $280 million in collusion damages was virtually approved by baseball's impartial arbitrators this week, and union head Donald Fehr said the list of player claims would be released this month.

* BREWERS: Pitcher Chris Bosio issued a public apology for a verbal confrontation with fans behind the dugout during Thursday night's game.

"Sometimes it's hard to maintain your composure when things ** are said and some things are done," said Bosio. "But being a professional athlete you have to maintain your professionalism. I'm just basically sending out an apology for all those concerned in the game last night."

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