November 7, 2013

A Robust Expansion Era Ballot Could Lead To Economic Bliss For Cooperstown

Town-Sign-for-Cooperstown

(from Forbes Magazine, November 6, 2013) The National Baseball Hall of Fame located in Cooperstown, New York, recently presented the 12 finalists who will possibly become the next Hall of Fame inductees.  The ballot is known as the Expansion Era ballot, and it will be discussed and voted upon by the Hall of Fame’s 16 member […]

October 24, 2013

Twitter Deal Rankles Some Network Execs

Twitter-sign-on-an-NFL-ball

(from Sports Business Journal, October 21, 2013)  The recent Twitter deal that NFL has legislated is causing annoyance among TV networks.  The agreement allows NFL to tweet highlights throughout the week, but not during telecasts.  Network executives are concerned because they say it draws people away from watching since viewers can see results and top […]

October 9, 2013

Finish Gives Selig Hope

dodgers

            (from Sports Business Journal October 7, 2013) Even though Major League Baseball faced a one percent decline in attendance this year, Commissioner Bud Selig is predicting that 2014 will see a strong rebound.  At the end of the regular season this year, MLB records showed a total attendance of […]

September 26, 2013

Orlando City Sets up for its Shot at MLS

OCS135Crest2012Original

(from Billboard Sports Journal, September 15, 2013) Orlando City, the affiliate of Major League Soccer team Sporting Kansas City, may in fact be an MLS team itself in a few years.  Flavio Augusto da Silva, the owner of the team, stated, “We are planning to start playing in MLS in 2015.”  It all comes down […]