Timing Is Everything; Brands Berra And Brady Linked Together

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There is a tinge of irony that on the day Tom Brady and the New England Patriots were dealing with the heavy-handed ruling by the NFL, politicians on New Jersey were circulating a petition to have Yogi Berra recognized for The Presidential Medal of Freedom. While many opined … [Read more...]

The Simplest Of Promos Can be The Best

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A few years ago on Sunday morning as I was going to get bagels I heard New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan on “Ed Randall’s Talking Baseball” show on WFAN in New York talking about how the simplest of actions with his father, playing catch after work, were some of his brightest … [Read more...]

From Bergen To The Bigs And Back Again; Catching Up With Mark DeRosa

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He never in his native New York area during his 17 year Major League career, but former MLB outfielder, infielder and catcher Mark DeRosa grew up nearby (Passaic), and starred in high school (Bergen Catholic) before going on to Penn and is now back in the New York area, at least … [Read more...]

Moving The Needle: Learning From Andy Dolich

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If you wanted to take a snapshot of the progression of sports in America for the last three decades; not just the biggest of leagues but startups and “attacker” brands as well, you should start with Andy Dolich. The Brooklyn native has been there for some of team sports’ greatest … [Read more...]

We Love A Comeback: Pete Rose Returning To The Fold?

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Pete Rose on the comeback, kinda? It has been very slow, but the logjam appears to be softening under new MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, as baseball’s banned hit king has started to make his way into the “official” good graces with baseball. The question from a business standpoint … [Read more...]

The AROD Dilemma; To Promote And How Much?

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On April 28 the New York Yankees will have a bobblehead night for one of their stars. He crosses cultural demos and brings people out to the ballpark in The Bronx who may not come out otherwise. Later this summer they will honor one of their legendary players from the recent … [Read more...]

Kid CEO Program A Major Idea In A Minor League Business

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This past week at the IMG World Congress of Sports MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred again talked about the need for baseball to find ways to engage young people and keep them avid fans for life. One way he mentioned was for seniors with disposable income to be the advocates of … [Read more...]

Moving To Become Kings Of Pay Fantasy

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The following post also appeared Saturday on The Daily Payoff Experts will say a key factor in driving business is healthy competition. “You want to be the Avis to their Hertz,” the late Jay Larkin, former head of Showtime Sports, once said, when referring to his network’s … [Read more...]

More Needed: MLB Managers On Twitter

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One of the biggest challenges and opportunities new MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has talked about is how to keep millennials engaged and involved in the game of baseball. While it is no secret that the folks at MLB Advanced media continue to use the digital space to enhance the … [Read more...]

Timing Is Everything In Baseball: Why Will Ferrell’s Stunt Was One for The Ages…

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Last year at the IMG World Congress of Sport, Funny or Die co-founder (and former ESPN exec) Dick Glover talked openly about how the platform had grown and how, on occasion, sports would find its way into a skit or two. The important thing, he added, was the scenes had to be … [Read more...]