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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...

San Diego Stadium Is Facing The Wrecking Ball

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The stadium is no longer needed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTiWyupYS_s There is a goodbye taking place in San Diego. Journalists took a farewell look at the soon to be...

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...

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...

MLB And Politicians Spar Over Contraction

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The battle has started.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFQ5jTPwZ90 It has been a week since United States Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders of Vermont met with Major League...

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....

Beer Here Get Your Beer Here Endorsed By An NFL Player

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It is a money maker. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5dHLpv8KCY National Football League players will soon be starring in beer advertising. The NFL has decided, more than likely for monetary...

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.

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.