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...]

Howling About Fantasy Sports: Catching Up With Rick Wolf

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While the casual fan may think that all this “fantasy” stuff is new from a business perspective, in reality the roots of fantasy are a few decades old, and there are few who understand the history, the success, and the failures of the business better than Rick Wolf. A Fantasy … [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...]

Baseball Charity Wins With March Madness Contest

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The following also appeared in The Daily Payoff   It was a great opening day for baseball and even a better day for Harlem RBI, as Goldman Sachs COO Gary Cohen won the Bloomberg Bracket Challenge, the media company’s winner-take-all charity March Madness event. … [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...]

E-Gaming Keeps It’s Business Push Forward

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The following post appeared in The Daily Payoff as well..   “We are going to be bigger than the NHL,” declared Major League Gaming head Mike Sepso several months ago about the growth of his company and the sport of E-Gaming. And to hear the numbers thrown around on … [Read more...]

Making “Majik” Behind The Scenes…

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If you are a fan in the New York area, let alone a fan of Fordham athletics, you may not "know" Chris Majkowski, but you certainly know of him. As the longtime PA announcer for many Fordham basketball and football games (he followed another famous New York voice, Mike "King … [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...]

30 Games, 30 Days; #GiveASpit and Bone Marrow Transplant Awareness

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If there was ever a personality meant for talk radio it is Nestor Aparicio. No matter where he has worked in and around Baltimore, “Nasty” as he is sometimes known, has never been a shrinking violet, and is never ever without an opinion or something to say. Sometimes he has … [Read more...]