Media sells "deep divide" between "haves and have-nots" in baseball
CBS Marketwatch article from SanFrancisco today:
"Steroids, labor disputes, the dilution of talent,
- a deep divide between the haves and the have-nots:"
- (Continuing) "Major League Baseball, despite all its missteps, has proven to be the nuclear cockroach of pro sports -- it just won't die.
In fact, as a business, these might be baseball's headiest of times.
And Tuesday in San Francisco, the national pastime will revel in its resilience as it celebrates the 78th All-Star Game at AT&T Park, a relatively new venue that captures all that's right with the game and is also home to its darkest cloud.
"Baseball continues to financially hit the cover off the ball," said Maury Brown, a sports business analyst who runs the Business of Sports Network. "Revenues are at an all-time high, as are attendance figures. When coupled with two consecutive labor agreements being reached without a work stoppage, MLB is at its rosiest point ever.""
- Published on FoxNews.com-Business, article by Shawn Langlois for "CBS Marketwatch" from San Francisco.