"I was called a lot of bad names and denied entrance to restaurants," Gaston said. "I had one teammate who said, 'I know how you feel.' I said, 'No disrespect, but you'd never know how I feel.' "
Economists estimate that the World Series was worth more than $25 million each in commerce to the cities of Toronto and Atlanta, and estimates range as high as $40 million, according to The Atlanta Journal and Constitution.
Experts say that the Super Bowl is much more lucrative for the host city, because it brings in out-of-towners from two cities instead of one. Economic analysts in Minneapolis estimated that last January's Super Bowl generated $153 million.
This year's World Series is expected to generate less for Atlanta than last year, because the Braves were coming off a big season in 1991. In anticipation of a repeat, more fans bought season tickets and became eligible to by playoff and World Series tickets. That reduced the number available to potential visitors.
Sanders, Justice feud?
There had been rumors of clubhouse tension between David Justice and Sanders, but there was no sign of that during batting practice yesterday. The two of them were dancing together to the music on the stadium public address system.