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The Major League Baseball All Star Game started off as a gimmick and remains a gimmick 85 years after the first game was played in Chicago. Neither American nor National League owners ever thought about pitting their stars against one another in the previous 30 years that the American League claimed major league status.
A President constantly carping about players kneeling during the national anthem presentation which combined with people’s disgust with players kneeling during the national anthem is leading to people turning away from the National Football League.
National Football League training camps will open soon and usually newspapers are filled with anticipation stories about the local NFL franchise. The Charlotte Observer has the usual puff pieces about the excitement of the opening of training camp and a new season along with some additional coverage.
Rumor du jour. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nquO3G5tqMs&t=1s Baltimore Sun writer Peter Schmuck had an interesting column last week about the long term future of Major League Baseball’s Baltimore Orioles...
AT & T also now owns Turner Sports which includes various partnerships including Turner’s deal with the National Basketball Association and the National Collegiate Athletic Association and one of the major sports TV events, the Men’s College Basketball Tournament.
The where LeBron James will play in the 2018-2019 season storyline continues. But there are those in Cleveland who are hoping that LeBron James remains in the city as a member of Dan Gilbert’s Cavaliers business because he means money to some local businesses.
Steve Ballmer, the former Microsoft CEO and the owner of the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers, wants a new arena for his basketball business and has decided that Inglewood, California is a great place to relocate his business.
Major League Baseball played some regular season games in Monterey in the late 1990s causing then Colorado Rockies owner Jerry McMorris to enthusiastically push for a franchise in the city that is not far from the Texas-Mexico border.
Betting is here to stay. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-Z-zzrqudQ The first week of the new American new sports world is over and sports betting in Delaware has not changed...
Akron, Ohio is saying goodbye to the Rubber Bowl, a facility that opened in 1940 and is falling apart rapidly. The city will begin to demolish part of the structure this week.