In a face-to-face collective bargaining meeting in Denver on Monday, Major League Baseball made its first proposal covering core economics to the Players Association. The plan included a new tax on team spending, one that would both effectively lower the first luxury-tax threshold in the sport to $180 million, and
He played hard, fast and well, belting triples and stealing bases at an age when most ballplayers would have settled into the lucrative role of power-hitting DH – if such a thing existed when Johannes Peter “Honus” Wagner terrorized National League pitchers from 1897 to 1917. Today, Wagner is best
Fans walking through a maze of corn. Gorgeous aerial shots of pristine fields and perfectly manicured dirt. Joe Buck and John Smoltz dressed like 1920s speakeasy owners. The middle of Iowa. Thursday night’s Fox Sports broadcast of the “Field of Dreams” game from Dyersville, Iowa, did what sports television productions
Tax dollars for a sports stadium? In this economy? Despite years of research that show public funding for sports venues is poor public policy, and an ongoing global pandemic that’s roiled many aspects of American life, the billionaire owners of professional sports teams haven’t shied away from asking for handouts.
Could some NBA, NHL and MLB games next year be served up akin to a Las Vegas sportsbook screen, with changing odds and heavy gamblers comped the subscription to the service? That is the vision at least outlined Wednesday by Chris Ripley, CEO of Sinclair Broadcast Group, whose Bally Sports
EA Sports unquestionably dominates the sports video game market, having sold hundreds of millions of its FIFA and Madden and other franchises over the decades. The pandemic accelerated video-game play and sales of games and consoles globally, and the Electronic Arts sports division was among the industry’s major beneficiaries. While
Major League Baseball and Fox Sports got an average of 8.24 million domestic viewers for Tuesday’s All-Star Game at Coors Field in Denver. That’s up from the 8.14 million averaged in 2019, the last time it was played. Three years ago, it averaged 8.69 million viewers. The 2020 game was