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Daughter for museum's move to Trop

Ted Williams' daughter, Claudia, says she wants to make sure her father's legacy is kept intact. If that means moving the Ted Williams Museum and Hitters Hall of Fame to Tropicana Field, she's all for it.

"Dad would be saddened to see the attendance decrease like it has," said Claudia Williams. "If we can go to an area where the population is greater and the attendance is higher, then let's go. It's a win-win."

An announcement could come as early as today to move the entire museum into Tropicana Field.

"It (Tropicana Field) could house the whole museum without a problem," said museum executive director Dave McCarthy.

The museum already plans to move a permanent exhibit into Tropicana Field next to the Devil Rays shop near the front entrance, McCarthy said. The goal, he said, is to then include the rest of the museum in an approximately 7,000-square-foot space on the second level that would remain open even when baseball is out of season.

Williams said she'd like to see the museum focus more on her father's accomplishments outside of baseball.

"It would be a wonderful thing for me, and my father's legacy, for people to be more educated what he did other than baseball," Williams said. "My father is an example of a man that when he put his mind to something he'd get it done and he did it really well."

- DAWN REISS, Times staff writer

Bonds reports, future foggy

Barry Bonds arrived at spring training, said he might not decide until next winter whether to play in 2007 and made it clear he wants to remain with the Giants if he does extend his career.

"San Francisco is my home. That's the love of my life right there," Bonds said. "The fans there, the people there, everything about it is just great for me. I take a lot of pride to be on that field and stay in this uniform."

Bonds, 41, took part in a nearly complete workout.

Bonds gave contradicting interviews this week about whether he wanted to play past this year, the final season of his $90-million, five-year contract.

"I've played a long time," he said. "I've had a lot of fun doing it. We'll tackle that bridge when it happens. I'll sit back and talk with my family and take a long, long vacation and see how I feel. I could do that and get in the wintertime and say, "That's enough,' and somewhere in January wake up and say, "That's not enough.' "

CREEK RETIRES: Pitcher Doug Creek, a veteran of nine major-league seasons including 2000-02 with the Devil Rays, has retired from baseball to pursue a second career in fishing. Creek, 37, started a fishing charter and will soon join the Ranger Boat Pro Staff. Creek, a New Port Richey resident, also plans to offer pitching lessons and clinics. For information, call (727) 815-1889 or check www.dougcreekfishing.com.

CUBS: Right-hander Mark Prior could be pitching off a mound by the end of the week.

DODGERS: Vin Scully agreed to return for his 58th and 59th seasons as a broadcaster with the team, accepting a two-year extension through 2008.

MARLINS: Catcher Miguel Olivo said he will not play for his native Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.

Times staff writer Marc Topkin contributed to this report, which used information from Times wires.

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