Why @LongIsland needs @TheNYCosmos for economic growth w/o the @MLS backing.

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In the 1990s, I attended the Million Man March – which was held in Washington, D.C. During one of the many speeches –a featured speaker posed a question:  Please name something that’s always being built-in America? My immediate response was new home construction / indoor-outdoor strip malls and / or pharmaceutical plants or factories.  I […]

JHam’s big bat is broken, History and the Triple Crown!

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The Texas Rangers handed Jared Weaver (5-1) his first loss of the season.  Josh Hamilton chased Weaver in the 4th inning with a 2 run double.  The score at the time was 8-2.   Hamilton was using a pink bat for Mother’s Day but decided to pull out the bat he had used all week in […]

Not your dad’s Texas Rangers

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Last Friday my beloved Texas Rangers 40th season (in Texas, not counting the Senators) got underway.   It was a 3-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox that was won with great starting pitching and timely hitting.  Something that has eluded this franchise for pretty much the duration of my life until recently.   The Texas Rangers […]

Is the General Manager of any professional sport out of work?

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Has the title of general manager become obsolete?  (At season’s end – each professional sports league will award an Executive of the Year.)  Not discounting the work, the qualifications or even the input.  We’re just not sure at that very moment that an owner won’t swoop in and go, “No, that’s mine.” TODAY – we […]

The “UFC on FOX” and why it matters to Boxing.

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Some may comment that professional boxing is on life support.  I might be one to partially agree with that notion.  In our latest version of “Days of our Lives” Bob Arum  feuds with Dana White over the UFC prime-time debut on the night of the Pacquiao -Marquez bout.  Arum remains stuck on the profit sharing […]

NBC Sports Network gets prepared to battle ESPN.

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Earlier this year, Comcast’s acquisition of NBC Universal created a regional sports network and digital platform.  NBC began to lay the foundation to rival the “powerhouse” ESPN and challenge its dominance in the sports media world.  The various mergers of its existing sports networks began to happen swiftly, along with executing professional sports agreements. The […]

The economics and technology that surrounds the New York City Marathon

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The ING New York City Marathon is scheduled is for Sunday, Nov6th.  When it comes to City Revenue – Sporting Events – not much comes close to the NYC marathon.  (it’s been mentioned that its equivalent to the revenue generated by a Superbowl).  26.2 to millions. CRAINS NYC  magazine was queried – which sporting event […]

NY Yankees: Time to re-tool for NO#28

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In Yankee-land – no World Series means FAILURE.  When you add in a 200MIL payroll and ownership with the last name Steinbrenner – it’s all about retooling for next season and making the best business decisions for the organization. Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit and Mariano Rivera’s 602nd save were historic achievements for the Yankees and […]

Alderson, succession planning and Selig retiring in 2012.

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This is the article that I didn’t get the chance to write prior to Bud Selig re-assigning close confidant, Sandy Alderson to manage day-to-day operations with the NY METS!  Not sure where to start, but Sandy Alderson’s career has been well documented.  Sandy was the A’s GM and succeeded by “Mr. MoneyBall” Billy Beane.  The […]

Win, Lose or Draw – C.C. opts out at the close of the season.

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The 800lb gorilla has sat in the room since the day Brian Cashman had to go All-IN to over pay for C.C. Sabathia a 7YR, 161MIL deal in 2008.  Don’t get me wrong – C.C. has performed as advertised.  Fast Forward – three years and you can only think about the opt-out clause that was […]

…and on the 162nd game of the MLB season – who says these games don’t matter.

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It’s just a another normal day in the life of Major League Baseball.  NO steroid related stories – just the last day/game of the season.  Tomorrow’s water cooler discussion topics will definitely include: The demise of the Boston Red Sox.  Good Night Irene.  Bye, BYE Theo Epstein – Hello Chicago Cubs. Let the conversation begin.  […]