You’re not going to believe this, but the Yankees and Mets need — and are going to get — more money from the taxpayers of New York: With opening day for the city’s two newest baseball stadiums only four months away, the price tag for taxpayers continues to rise. The Bloomberg administration has issued fresh […]
You know, until I read this story, the historical weirdness of baseball — the most anti-gambling of all of the major sports — holding one of its biggest events in a casino hadn’t occurred to me. Really, it was not that long ago when Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays — Mantle and Mays! The two […]
Ryan Ludwick, who played college ball at UNLV, gave some Sin City entertainment and dining advice to Derrick Goold of the Post-Dispatch: Favotite hotel: The Venetian. Favorite show: Lance Burton. Favorite restaurant: Piero’s. Favorite mexican food: Roberto’s Taco shop. Favorite burger: obviously In and Out burger. Favorite auto dealer: Findlay Toyota, got to get my […]
Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times is uncomfortable with the symbolism of the Winter Meetings in the fabulous Bellagio Hotel and Casino: Reporting from Las Vegas — It’s the symbolism, stupid. As Americans lose their jobs and homes at a frequency unseen in decades, baseball convenes today for its annual holiday shopping spree in […]
The Tribune Company could be heading for bankruptcy: The Tribune Company, which is in danger of falling below the cash flow required under its bonds, is trying to negotiate new terms with its creditors and has hired advisers for a possible bankruptcy filing, according to people briefed on the matter . . . . . […]
It’s been over a month since I predicted that they’d be all the rage this winter, and now finally they’re available: Next weekend, fans will finally be able to buy Phillies ear-flap caps, like the one Jimmy Rollins wore during the victorious World Series homestand in late October. At first, however, they’ll only be sold […]
Forgive me for yet another non-baseball thing, but Virginia Postrel has an excellent post noting how journalists seem to be really getting off on “Depression Porn“: The Boston Globe’s Drake Bennett asked a bunch of people, including me, what a 21st-century Depression might look like. The results sounded pretty damned good to some people–a sure […]
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Bud Selig says he’s done in 2012. He also said that he was done in 2008 and 2004 and I’m pretty sure he was going to be done in 2000 as well. But this time, dadgummit, he really means it: Reuters: Two years ago you told us that none of your cohorts would believe you […]
You lawyers in the audience may be curious to hear which law firms are representing which potential owners’ groups in the sale of the Chicago Cubs. If so, AmLaw Daily has you covered: Jeffrey Samuels, a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, is a lifelong fan of the New York Mets, but over […]
A New Jersey sports consulting firm conducted a sports “brand loyalty” survey, in which they asked fans to offer some phrases which describe their favorite professional sports teams, among other things. The Cincinnati Business Courier is interested in the results regarding the Reds and Bengals: Cincinnati sports fans think of the Reds as “professional” and […]
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