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Shuffling Off From Buffalo

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MLB has left the building. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awdCgAqoM0M It is all over for Buffalo as a Major League Baseball city. The Toronto Blue Jays franchise is going back...

MLB’s All Star Game Started Off As A Political Event

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Baseball owners never thought about an All Star Game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svyaDwmix54 The Major League Baseball All Star Game started off as a gimmick and remains a gimmick...

The Athletics Business Has Been A Baseball Problem For 57 Years

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Multiple owners have had problems owning the A's. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFIMMVrrhoU In the 1960s, Kansas City Athletics baseball team owner Charles Finley decided he didn’t like Kansas City...

A Year Ago, COVID-19 Stopped Sports

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Sports has made a bumpy comeback. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JijqTwniVuQ A year ago, the sports world stopped because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Basketball Association shut down on...

The Blue Jays Shuffle Off To Buffalo

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Major League Baseball returns for the first time since 1890. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKN_JgQc9QA Major League Baseball will finally play some games in Buffalo, New York as the city...

How Milwaukee Changed Sports By Getting Lou Perini’s Braves In 1953

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The first politics of sports business. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC35GXLv-PM Sixty-seven years ago today, Lou Perini moved his Boston Braves National League baseball team to Milwaukee and changed how...

Investors And A Bank Want To Reinvent Professional Golf

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Can you reinvent the wheel?   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWHm1EMMTh4 It is easy to say you want to start a new league. Vince McMahon has done it twice with...

Major League Baseball Will Survive The Sign Stealing Integrity Issue

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The game will go on.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dSlzDadTqA There were some whispers of concern going into the new season. Something was wrong with the outcome of baseball’s...

D.C. Stadium And The Civil Rights Movement

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The bully pulpit worked. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJEOdJkFVgM Washington’s D. C. Stadium will be gone within two years but it should have been designated as a historical site defining...

The Major League All Star Game Is Just A Gimmick

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An exhibition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQK-eTQWybI The Major League Baseball All Star Game started off as a gimmick and remains a gimmick 86 years after the first game was...