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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...
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There Is A Blossoming Romance Between MLB And The Montreal Expos

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In retrospect, the 1969 expansion was a failure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p6mePeCUeI It appears that Major League Baseball has fallen back in love with the Montreal Expos....

JFK’s Gift To The NFL Was Made Possible By Emanuel Cellar

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Not every President of the United States leaves a sports legacy. But John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated on November 22, 1963, did leave one permanent impression on the sports world. He created a massive revenue stream for sports owners from television by signing The Sports Broadcast Act of 1961.

Snell Caps Breakout Season By Winning Cy Young Award

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The BBWAA announced that Blake Snell of the Rays had won the 2018 American League Cy Young Award beating out Justin Verlander & Corey Kluber.

MLB All Star Game Started Out As A Political Gimmick

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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.