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Economic value check: How much is enough?

Jun 14, 2013
Can we afford the consumer economy? Yes, but there are costs. And not all of them have dollar signs attached. Let's talk about values.
Posted In: consumer, Sports, baseball

How putting a price on something can change everything

Jun 14, 2013
Why do Major League Baseball games take so long to play these days? Because the Oakland A's found that the best way to produce runs is to draw a lot of walks. So baseball became a game of hitters waiting out pitchers.
Posted In: baseball, statistics, Sports

What a star's suspension would mean to a baseball team's bottom line

Jun 5, 2013
Major League Baseball is reportedly on the verge of slapping long suspensions on some start players. How would that impact the finances of America's pastime?
Posted In: Sports, baseball, drugs, business of sports

The NBA's battle of the T-shirts

May 31, 2013
Lebron James and the Miami Heat are fighting to get back to the NBA Finals. But the Eastern Conference championship series will also be noteworthy for its playoff T-shirts.
Posted In: NBA, marketing, Sports

Will baseball be at the next Olympics? Not likely

May 28, 2013
Wrestling may be out, rock climbing may be in. But Major League Baseball doesn't want to take time out of its regular season to play in the Olympics.
Posted In: baseball, Sports, Olympics

Young, famous and newly rich: A family dilemma for pro athletes

May 23, 2013
Kobe Bryant's legal battle with his mother over the sale of his childhood memorabilia is an extreme example of the pressure some pro athletes feel from their families when they become wealthy.
Posted In: Sports, NFL, financial literacy

The low-down on the slim down of ESPN

May 23, 2013
The sports network is expanding and profitable, but hundreds of staff have been laid off.
Posted In: espn, news media, disney, Sports

Banning belly putts and big hits

May 22, 2013
Golf plans to disallow anchored putts, and the NFL is tinkering with ways to keep football players safer. How do you change the rules in sports without hurting popularity and profits?
Posted In: Sports

Making sports more exciting can mean...more danger

May 10, 2013
Thursday’s fatal capsizing of an America's Cup yacht has raised questions about faster, lighter, riskier boats. They're designed to make the competition more exciting, and appeal to younger TV viewers -- and advertisers.
Posted In: business of sports, america's cup, Sports

The value of a deal between ESPN and the Southeastern Conference

May 1, 2013
ESPN and the SEC are announcing the SEC Network, a lucrative TV deal for college sports. What’s so valuable about the SEC? And what’s in the deal for the schools?
Posted In: college sports, Sports, espn

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