Major League Baseball reaches settlement with minor leaguers over wage claims, but is it enough?

Jul 21, 2022
According to the settlement, the average payout will be only about $5,000.
The lawsuit included roughly 23,000 players.
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Cleveland's baseball team takes the field as "Guardians"

Apr 7, 2022
Economic pressures have played a role in the campaigns to change mascot names that many people consider racist.
The team changed its name after being pressured to drop branding that many people considered racist.
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How MLB's younger set factored into the dispute between owners and players

Apr 7, 2022
Salary arbitration was one of the key issues.
Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels throws in the bullpen before a preseason game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on April 5, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
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What’s at stake in the historic MLB lockout

Dec 3, 2021
"The ramifications ... are vast," says Hannah Keyser, who covers baseball for Yahoo Sports.
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Texas Rangers fans can go out to the ballgame again ... all together

Apr 1, 2021
The Rangers' 40,000-seat stadium, Globe Life Field, will be open at full capacity this season.
Soon, Globe Life Field will be ready to host fans at full capacity again. Texas has been declared 100% open.
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Fake crowds are becoming ubiquitous and a bit more realistic

Sep 25, 2020
Faux fan sounds can cue viewers to pay attention when they're not completely focused on the game.
Cardboard cutouts of fans at a Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants game in July.
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What does minor league baseball's canceled season mean for teams and the towns that host them?

Jul 6, 2020
Hannah Keyser of Yahoo! Sports says more than half of minor league teams could go under.
"Most minor league revenue is butts in seats, they make their money from having people attend games," says Hannah Keyser of Yahoo! Sports.
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Major League Baseball's business is peanuts, Cracker Jack and TV sponsorship deals

Jul 17, 2018
Teams aren’t as worried about declining ticket sales because their fortunes aren’t as directly tied to the gate anymore, one analyst says.
A cameraman takes a shot of a bobble head Babe Ruth before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees at Fenway Park in Boston in 2015.
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Fewer people are taking their families out to the ballgame this year

Jul 16, 2018
Watching the game on TV has made it a lot easier to stay home.
A pair of fans sit in a large section of empty seats during a rain delay before the game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on April 15, 2018, in Cincinnati.
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The team is hot, but Yankee ticket sales are not

Jun 15, 2017
Fewer people are saying 'take me out to the ballpark.' At least, the ballpark in the Bronx.
Tickets at the new Yankee Stadium are more than $50. Above, Aaron Judge walks off the field after he grounded out to end the game against the Chicago White Sox in April.
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