Lasix hur stor dos Casodex pris på apoteket Aldactone usa köpa försäljning Sarafem köpa Acticin på nätet köpa Celadrin på cypern kan man köpa Albendazole spanien köpa Lamictal inom eu flytande Synthroid dosering Indocin eljo pris beställa Atorlip-5 från thailand bästa pris på Allopurinol Trial Erection packs dosering föredrag Deltasone snabbast leverans köpa Gyne-lotrimin patong köpa Menosan online 2012 köpa Inderal på postförskott Naprosyn låg dos säkert att köpa Sarafem på nätet vart kan man köpa Lipothin dosering Anacin till hund pris på Nitrofurantoin i sverige köpa Evecare i barcelona köpa kvinnlig Yasmin Shallaki första dos Sildalis nervositet dos billig Flomax på nätet köpa Shuddha flashback 2015 köpa Arcoxia turkiet skillnad mellan generisk Brahmi var köpa äkta Haldol apotekets pris på Fluoxetine köpa Differin i spanien köpa Diovan inom eu beställa Neurontin på nätet Panmycin snabb leverans farligt köpa Haldol på nätet kan man beställa Nasonex behöver man recept för Aristocort köpa Colchicine på apotek köpa Lariam lagligt på nätet Pyridium och träning dosering köpa Dutas i london köpa Exelon tyskland köpa Paroxetine säkert på nätet Zovirax oral lösning pris beställa Zovirax på nätet köpa kvinnlig Kemadrin köpa äkta Flonase på nätet lägre pris på Digoxin köpa Avapro bangkok beställa Shallaki england kan man köpa Florinef på apoteket i spanien köpa Copegus rhodos beställa Aldactone utan recept Bonnispaz dosering första gången försäljning av Bupropion kan man köpa Paxil på teneriffa köpa Alli tjeckien köpa Zyrtec i barcelona Flagyl ER beställa beställa Ayurslim utan recept är det olagligt att beställa Viramune Pletal bra pris köpa Himcocid i phuket kan man köpa Brahmi i kroatien köpa Rosuvastatin på kanarieöarna Bonnispaz vet dosering pris Sominex apotek hjärtat köpa riktig Betnovate köpa Chloroquine flashback eljo Shallaki dimmer pris köp Ashwagandha utan recept beställa Aldactone olagligt recept för Maxalt kan man köpa Hoodia receptfritt hur beställa Trileptal vem vill köpa Artane köpa Vasotec online billigt hur kan jag köpa Coreg Alli duo leverans köpa Doxazosin i tallinn beställa billig Trimox beställa Neurontin på nätet flashback köpa Avana online sverige pris på Midamor på apoteket köpa Zestril på teneriffa Zebeta mot nervositet dos Bupropion billig köpa Elimite i turkiet köpa Apcalis i bangkok Minomycin köpa rekommenderad dos Advair köpa Dostinex amsterdam köpa Imuran grekland var beställa Inderal köpa Lipothin phuket eljo Pristiq dimmer pris köpa Nitrofurantoin på mallorca var kan man köpa Depakote säkert beställa Sarafem köpa Compazine på mallorca Fertomid utan recept Eldepryl gel recept köpa Ethionamide inrikes Yasmin på nätet utan recept säkra sidor att köpa Trandate köpa Zestril seriöst Vasotec generisk Vasotec skillnad köpa Ventolin i spanien köpa Copegus utan recept att köpa Rocaltrol i sverige beställa Entocort till sverige kan man köpa Bystolic på apoteket i spanien Seroquel pris gatan Prazosin dos nervositet tips köpa Zyvox Amoxil recept sverige köpa Tadacip oslo kan man köpa Yougara thailand köpa Voltaren online köpa Arava i riga i vilka länder kan man köpa Reminyl receptfritt köpa Rogaine 2 över disk köpa Furosemide estland Caverta op recept dödlig dos av Seroflo köpa Terramycin i stockholm köpa Penegra bangkok köpa Cefixime i oslo vad kan man köpa Cialis kan man köpa Kytril spanien köpa Hydrochlorothiazide i butik stockholm Compazine bästa pris kan man köpa Atarax i turkiet köpa Cialis köpenhamn försäljning av Trazodone beställa Slim Tea köpa generisk Sominex online generisk Terramycin snabb leverans kan man köpa Furosemide receptfritt i spanien Dramamine rekommenderad dos våga köpa Slimex på nätet Toprol recept var köpa Trimox flashback köp billig Fucidin kan man köpa Hydrochlorothiazide på teneriffa Glycomet tabletter pris sverige köpa Hydrochlorothiazide alanya köpa Ventolin på mallorca köpa Cefadroxil i sverige flashback Imdur dosering vuxna köpa Imdur säkert på nätet köpa Amitriptyline på rhodos Xenical vägguttag pris är det lagligt att köpa Metoclopramide på nätet köpa Peni Large seriöst Ampicillin dosering ångest köpa Bupron SR i tallin Tinidazole köpa sverige pris Bactroban på apoteket Mobic vilken dos Valtrex dosering rampfeber Noroxin beställa container köpa Cyklokapron orifarm köpa Acivir malmö Forzest sverige snabb leverans köpa Detrol köpenhamn köpa Lisinopril i spanien lägsta pris på Menosan recept för Slim Tea kan man köpa Trental i turkiet pris på Cozaar sverige köpa Serevent säkert online köpa Isoniazid gel generisk Cleocin biverkningar att köpa Albendazole i sverige Exelon bra pris att köpa Lamictal i sverige köpa jord Pilex köpa generic Alli hur får man Micardis på recept Arimidex utan recept i sverige billig Zenegra på nätet köpa Antabuse sverige flashback behövs recept för Celexa i spanien Arcoxia dos första gången Cipro recept sverige kan man köpa Indocin i grekland måste man ha recept för att köpa Vytorin köpa äkta Forzest på nätet pris på Minocycline i sverige lagligt köpa Amantadine köpa Metoclopramide postförskott Slim Tea duo leverans vågar man köpa Zithromax på nätet köpa Himcolin lagligt köpa Dipyridamole från england lägsta pris på Silvitra beställa Sominex på internet Caverta k dosering vart kan jag köpa Lynoral bästa stället att köpa Benadryl på bästa stället att köpa Apcalis på pris Ophthacare sverige köpa blå Innopran Endep dosering till katt köpa Triamterene jelly köpa Effexor i italien Bactrim pris apoteket Clozaril op recept köpa Requip 10mg Minocycline nervositet dos Trandate dosering föredrag Keppra dosering första gången köpa Zestoretic i ungern köpa Elimite på nätet lagligt köpa Zovirax på apotek kan man köpa Rocaltrol på apoteket i spanien billig Claritin snabb leverans lagligt köpa Eldepryl köpa Eurax barcelona vart ska man köpa Cytoxan köpa Diakof tabletter Zanaflex dosering till katt apoteket hjärtat Rosuvastatin pris köpa Evista lagligt i sverige köpa Inderal i turkiet Arava pris på apoteket köpa Pyridium köpa Cabgolin på nätet sverige köpa Fucidin i stockholm köpa Diabecon utan recept köpa Penegra seriöst pris på Lotrisone sverige rekommenderad dos Viagra köpa Imitrex i göteborg köpa Emsam billigt Lotrisone pris apoteket köpa Pyridium snabb leverans vart kan man köpa Cardura online Tetracycline lägre pris Lotensin bästa pris kan man köpa Sinemet på mallorca bra ställe att köpa Reminyl Zaditor eljo pris beställa Altace online flashback generisk Geriforte sverige är det olagligt att beställa Unisom apotekets pris på Toprol var kan man köpa Singulair receptfritt kan man köpa Allegra thailand bra sida att köpa Estrace vart kan man köpa Dulcolax lagligt köpa Diflucan eljo Top Avana uttag pris Naltrexone sverige snabb leverans lägre pris på Dutas köpa Atarax i bangkok köpa Premarin prag köpa Fucidin i indien köpa Caverta i filippinerna Lopid generisk Lopid skillnad köpa Tadacip i england köpa Grifulvin V flashback 2014 beställa Mentat på nätet Kytril kräm köpa pasteta od Cialis recept köpa Aldara grekland beställa Atrovent till sverige köpa Lady era estland var kan man köpa Diclofenac på nätet köpa Sumycin på kanarieöarna vart beställa Nasonex Kemadrin migrän dos köpa Levothroid 100mg köpa Toprol i danmark köpa Aciphex prag köpa Speman i lettland behövs recept för Clonidine vart ska man köpa Bactroban Arava dosering vuxen lagligt att köpa Acivir köpa Cardizem i kina beställa Nimotop på nätet 2014 köpa Motilium i ungern Uroxatral beställa container köpa Duphalac i ryssland köpa Celebrex i filippinerna vilka länder kan man köpa Voveran receptfritt var kan man köpa Motilium duo pris på Hydrochlorothiazide på apoteket Nolvadex pulver köpa är det säkert att köpa Lopressor på nätet Finast att köpa generisk Slim Tea sverige köpa Vermox nätet köpa Elimite grekland lägsta pris på Himplasia lägsta pris Zenegra Calcium Carbonate första dos köpa Medrol köpenhamn köpa Citalopram på kreta köpa Atorlip-5 sverige 2012 Clomid gel pris apoteket Tricor migrän dos köpa Dostinex i kroatien Temovate mot nervositet dos Evista att köpa beställa Celexa på nätet olagligt att beställa Prevacid köpa billigaste Rumalaya Pyridium k dosering Clonidine i sverige utan recept köpa Alli från sverige köpa Top Avana i frankrike att köpa Neurontin köpa Voveran i lettland hur ska man köpa Mircette Zebeta migrän dos Moduretic eljo pris köpa Zyloprim i usa köpa Lasix lagligt på nätet köpa Fucidin online billigt Aciphex 10 mg köpa pris Robaxin sverige beställa Minocin på faktura pris på Orlistat i sverige köpa Septilin online 2013 beställa Grifulvin V utan recept köpa Pyridium mot postförskott Unisom köpa apoteket pris för Lisinopril beställa Floxin på nätet 2014 köpa Rocaltrol barcelona Finax dosering vuxna är det olagligt att beställa Shuddha Zoloft plåster pris kan man köpa Lopressor på apoteket i spanien köpa Nitrofurantoin från england kan man köpa Dilantin på apoteket köpa blå Zocor köpa Sinequan från turkiet köpa Finast i norge köpa Emsam i frankrike apoteket Ponstel gel pris vilka länder kan man köpa Topamax receptfritt lagligt att beställa Antivert var köper man billig Propranolol apotekets pris på Dramamine lagligt att köpa Atorlip-10 köpa Tadacip över disk beställa Erythromycin flashback säker sida att köpa Pilex var kan man köpa Fucidin duo är det lagligt köpa Cyklokapron på nätet köpa Augmentin var köpa Detrol i sverige flashback Calcium Carbonate beställa viagra Amoxil köpa Propranolol med snabb leverans är det olagligt att köpa Top Avana på nätet beställa Accutane sverige kan man köpa Olanzapine på apotek Kamagra migrän dosering Precose snabbast leverans köpa Pilex i helsingborg köpa Bonnispaz kräm köpa Tricor egypten måste man ha recept på Prinivil Sinemet utan recept i sverige beställa Gasex england köpa Nitrofurantoin i filippinerna var kan man köpa Avapro kan man köpa Tegretol i thailand köpa Remeron i spanien kan man köpa Zofran på ica köpa Ceftin i helsingborg lagligt att beställa Clozaril på nätet vart kan man beställa Finpecia flytande Lincocin dos var kan man beställa Eldepryl Vytorin hög dos Lincocin bra pris köpa laglig Evista köpa Aygestin amsterdam är det recept på Voveran köpa Saw Palmetto spanien vill köpa Tofranil köpa Amaryl i spanien Cystone billig köpa Gyne-lotrimin online sverige köp generisk Motilium måste man ha recept på Femara köpa Big Appeal amsterdam Singulair mot nervositet dos köpa Dilantin på apotek eljo Haldol bästa pris var kan man köpa Atorlip-20 receptfritt kan man köpa Himcocid i spanien köpa Motilium i turkiet kan man köpa Cabgolin receptfritt i danmark beställa Abana för kvinnor köpa Hyzaar phuket köpa generic Panmycin Zestoretic jelly köpa kan man köpa Vantin på apoteket köpa Benadryl i danmark våga köpa Sarafem på nätet köpa generisk Omnicef beställa Acticin billigt köpa Medrol i turkiet var kan man köpa Lanoxin duo Erexin-V dos urinvägsinfektion köpa Benadryl tjeckien säkert att köpa Detrol på nätet sänkt pris på Norvasc köpa Dilantin i norge köpa Oxytrol utomlands hur stor dos Robaxin ska man ta Lipothin kräm pris kan man köpa Serophene i kroatien pris Trial Erection packs sverige bästa stället att köpa Chloramphenicol på Levitra dosering migrän Cefadroxil dosering migrän köpa Synthroid i tallin köpa Doxycycline Endep nervositet dos kan man köpa Nasonex på mallorca köpa generisk Serevent köpa Prinivil jelly köpa Fosamax duo beställa Sildalis till sverige Toprol pris på apoteket köpa Penegra online flashback säkert ställe att köpa Fosamax beställa Tricor england beställa Actonel från thailand köpa Tenormin från turkiet beställa blå Benadryl Bupropion rekommenderad dos köpa Accutane online 2012 vad kan man köpa Acticin köpa Phexin flashback köpa Betnovate prag beställa Indocin pulver Beconase AQ vet dosering köpa Zestoretic på rhodos Malegra beställa container köpa Tetracycline på gran canaria köpa Motrin apoteket apoteket Naltrexone pris lagligt att köpa Lexapro köpa Grifulvin V polen köpa Proscar phuket beställa Sinemet lagligt kan man köpa Elimite i italien kan man köpa Neurontin i tyskland köpa Prednisone beställa Geriforte 2012 kan man beställa Metformin köpa billigaste Lukol Terramycin snabb leverans sverige beställa Benemid på faktura köpa Zestril oral jelly köpa Wellbutrin i italien köpa Yasmin i apoteket köpa Clarina receptfritt Benzac eljo pris kan man köpa Dutas på apoteket i sverige köpa Cardizem stockholm Pyridium snabb leverans sverige köpa Exelon i england Dilantin shampoo köpa att köpa Ampicillin i sverige generisk Charboleps snabb leverans köpa Diclofenac utomlands lagligt att köpa Cefixime på nätet hur ska man köpa Tenormin köpa Medrol online flashback var kan man köpa Xenical receptfritt köpa blå Femara beställa billig Cholestoplex köpa Diflucan online Cabgolin migrän dos olagligt att köpa Nizagara Requip jelly köpa Nexium pris i sverige lagligt köpa Evecare köpa Seroflo jelly köpa Zovirax över disk generisk Deltasone snabb leverans köpa Reglan på nätet lagligt beställa Coreg pulver skaffa recept till Shallaki Prazosin vet 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Monday, 04 April 2011 13:30

Last Week in Bizball by Pete Toms

This week in “Last Week in BizBall, is baseball a dying sport?, update on MLB Network, MLB still deadlocked over “in market” streaming, the rollout of Fieldf/x, plus tidbits.

IS BASEBALL A DYING SPORT?

Commissioner Selig recently predicted that MLB would see a year over year increase in attendance this season of 3% to 7%. That is obviously great news for MLB. But, going forward, is MLB’s fan base shrinking? According to this survey conducted in 09, 43% of MLB fans were age 50 plus, the largest percentage in that age group amongst the “big 4“, MLS and NASCAR. 18-34 year olds comprised 28% of MLB fans, the lowest percentage in that age group amongst the aforementioned pro sports. So, where is the next generation of baseball fans coming from? I didn’t bother to look for it but I recall reading in the debate over World Series start times that kids are most likely to become baseball fans if they play baseball and/or attend baseball games. On the former point, there was discouraging news LWIB for MLB. Matthew Futterman reported in the WSJ that kids are abandoning baseball.

..over the last 16 years, numbers for Little League Baseball, which accounts for about two-thirds of the country's youth play, have been steadily dropping. And there are signs the pace is accelerating.

From 2000 to 2009, the latest year for which figures are available, the number of kids aged 7 to 17 playing baseball fell 24%, according to the National Sporting Goods Association, an industry trade group. Despite growing concerns about the long-term effects of concussions, participation in youth tackle football has soared 21% over the same time span, while ice hockey jumped 38%. The Sporting Goods Manufacturing Association, another industry trade group, said baseball participation fell 12.7% for the overall population.

The kids who are playing baseball appear to be increasingly from the ranks of more prosperous families. Again from Matthew:

The only growth in youth baseball participation since the 1990s, according to the NSGA, has come from kids who play more than 50 times a year—which suggests more children who play baseball have chosen to specialize.

Lance Van Auken, Little League's spokesman, said baseball seems to be morphing into a more-structured year-round activity that requires expensive lessons, equipment and travel. "

On that same theme, LWIB, Joshua Robinson reported in the WSJ on the burgeoning business in NYC of private pitcher tutoring for kids.

More youth pitchers between the ages of 8 and 18 are seeing private pitching tutors than ever, according to college coaches and several instructors in the New York area. And with parents prepared to spend in excess of $50 for every 30 minutes that an expert spends imparting pitching know-how to their children, it has also turned into a lucrative business.

Mr. Lombardi, for instance, said he sees up to 30 kids a week for pitching lessons at the Baseball Center on the Upper West Side. And John Mangieri, a minor league pitcher turned instructor, said that demand was even greater in the Manhattan suburbs. At his facility in Garden City on Long Island, he works with more than 50 young pitchers a week—a number that was unheard of five years ago, when lessons came mainly from minor leaguers moonlighting in the offseason.

MLB long ago recognized and acted upon the challenge of increasing youth participation in baseball, particularly in underclass communities. MLB’s RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) program was established in 89 and has since been aggressively expanded.

SELECT READ MORE TO SEE AN UPDATE ON MLB NETWORK, THE DEADLOCK OVER IN-MARKET STREAMING, THE ROLLOUT OF FIELD F/X, AND THIS WEEK'S TIDBITS

MLB NETWORK UPDATE

This season marks the 3rd for MLB Network. LWIB, Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News reported on the state of the league owned channel (the iN Demand cable consortium and DirecTV are minority partners). Mike tells us that MLBN will broadcast more live games this season, adding an early evening contest on Fridays and doubleheaders on Tuesday nights. The report also looks at the channel’s new studio programming for the season. MLBN debuted in 50 million homes in January 09, a record number for a new cable channel. At the time, Tim Brosnan, MLB’s Executive VP, Business, received many plaudits for ensuring a successful launch for MLBN by sharing equity in the channel with the aforementioned cable and sat partners. Due to reaching 30 new affiliate deals, most importantly with AT&T U-verse (in approx 2.7 million homes), MLBN is now in roughly 57 million homes. (to provide some context, that is roughly equal to NFL Network. Versus is in about 75 million and ESPN 100 million) This winter MLBN head honcho Tony Petitti told Reuters that he hoped his channel would be in 70 million homes this season. Reaching that goal appears to be dependent upon MLBN negotiating carriage on DISH Network (in approx 14 million homes). According to the Multichannel News report, ad sales are strong for MLBN. Petitti told Reuters in December, "We'll have the ability to make distributions in 2011," Petitti said. "That's really up to the commissioner's office as to what form those take and when and what they want to do with that money."

MLB STILL DEADLOCKED OVER “IN MARKET” STREAMING

Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM or BAM) CEO Bob Bowman addressed the "Video Everywhere: Who's Cracking the Code?" conference LWIB. As Mike Reynolds reports, BAM’s “out of market” live game offering MLB.tv is now nine years old. According to Bowman, BAM expects to sell 1.5 to 2 million MLB.tv subscriptions this season. Bowman acknowledged that BAM continues to struggle with how to bring live “in market” streaming of games to more MLB markets. At present, only the Yankees and Padres have reached agreement with BAM for this offering. Both those deals were reached in 09. MLB had predicted that last season would see more of those deals concluded, but that obviously didn’t happen. “In market” streaming of games is opposed by both local rights holders (RSNs) and the distributors (cable) that carry those channels. Last year, Fox Sports Net was reportedly close to cutting a deal with the NHL over “in market” streaming. According to the report, BAM is in negotiations with FSN for the same. Bowman is quoted saying that the FSN deal might result in “in market” streaming being expanded to 13 teams.

The dispute within MLB over who should control local digital rights (BAM or the clubs) is several years old. Clubs which also own a team centred RSN have typically been the most vocal about wanting control over those rights. We saw that again recently when Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner said at the World Congress of Sports, “As everybody knows, there is a stalemate right now … in terms of in-market streaming,” Werner said. “In-market streaming is good for the customer. But from our point of view, it has to be done in conjunction with our RSN and our affiliates, such as Comcast and Time Warner, in such a way that the product being offered to the consumer is complementary rather than competitive with the games that are on satellite and cable.”

THE ROLLOUT OF Fieldf/x

LWIB, Bloomberg published a very thorough and informative piece by Ira Boudway on the present and future of fielding metrics. According to Ira, the soon to be MLB wide installation of “motion-capture” system Fieldf/x will result in the obsolescence of contemporary (and rudimentary) fielding metrics. Fieldf/x was installed at AT&T Park last season and this season will see it in use at Yankee Stadium, Petco Park, Tropicana Field and Kauffman Stadium. If all goes according to plan, Fieldf/x will be league wide for the 12 season. Fieldf/x, like Pitchf/x, is a partnership between Major League Baseball Advanced Media and Sportvision. I’m not interested in advanced statistical analysis per se (I am interested in the broader conclusions and how that impacts the valuations of player skill sets) but I will be following the debate, already under way, over who should have access to the Fieldf/x data. Some believe the teams should hoard the data and others believe it should be made public for all the stat analysis community to use. (I.E. two of MLB’s most prominent “propeller heads”, Tom Tippett and Tom Tango, are on opposite sides according to Ira) Reading Ira’s piece I was reminded of the war between Bill James and Seymour Siwoff over access to Elias’s data which Alan Schwarz chronicled in “The Numbers Game”.

TIDBITS

  • Fran Spielman of the Chicago Sun-Times reported on the state of negotiations between the Cubs and Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel over public investment in a renovation of Wrigley Field. Emanuel has spiked the same Cubs proposal to fund the reno with proceeds from future amusement tax growth that his predecessor rejected. So, it appears that Cubs owner Tom Ricketts is back to square one. Fran speculates on some possible options:

The short list includes: modifying the amusement tax plan to give the city some growth; creating a tax-increment-financing district around Wrigley; using historic preservation tax credits or broadening the boundaries of a one percent tax on downtown restaurant meals….

Another, more controversial idea is the sale of personal seat licenses, similar to ones sold at Soldier Field that helped provide the Chicago Bears’ contribution to their taxpayer-supported stadium.

  • In January I noted that the A’s and Cardinals had joined the White Sox, Astros and Giants in the group of MLB clubs using “dynamic pricing” of ticket inventory. The trend continues with the announcement that the Twins are using “demand-based” pricing for some sections of Target Field this season. TicketNews.com has the press release announcing that the Twins are working with Digonex Technologies. I’m not absolutely certain but I think the Twins are the first club to cut a dynamic pricing deal with a provider other than Qcue. Please email me if I’m wrong.
  • TicketNews.com reported that, “Gold Coast Tickets, one of Chicago's largest secondary ticket companies, has signed a sponsorship deal with the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field that calls for a section of premium seats behind home plate to be renamed the "Gold Coast Tickets Club." The deal is reminiscent of the Red Sox deal with Boston based secondary ticketer Ace Ticket. According to the report, this is a multi-year deal with the possibility of Gold Coast eventually becoming a secondary ticket provider for the White Sox. That might get complicated given StubHub’s deal with BAM.
  • For several years, Jorge Costales has been deconstructing the finances of the Florida Marlins. Jorge lives in Miami (I couldn’t find the word for one who lives in Miami) and his interest in the subject arose from wanting to know if Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria truly couldn’t afford to invest more money in Marlins players and also if he required public investment in a new ballpark to make MLB in Miami a viable and sustainable proposition. Jorge is also a CPA which lends credibility to his analysis of the Marlins finances. In light of the recent annual Forbes’ valuations, Jorge updates his numbers on the Marlins profitability and also includes a retrospective on Loria’s years of MLB ownership. Jorge’s research and conclusions do not portray Mr. Loria in a positive light. Great stuff, you can read it here.
  • MLB’s digital cable “out of market” offering, “Extra Innings”, is available as part of a “freeview” until April 10. See Mike Reynolds at Multichannel News.
  • I live in Ottawa, former home of Triple A baseball. 07 was the last year for affiliated ball here, followed by one year of independent baseball. The local pols will soon begin discussing the fate of the 10,000 seat ballpark. Ken Gray reports that there is a real possibility that a Blue Jays affiliate will move here. I think Ken is wrong but I would be thrilled if he isn’t. The current PDCs between major league clubs and their affiliates expire at the conclusion of next season. 2013? I can dream…
  • The sale of the Frederick Keys of the High A Carolina League is evidently close to being concluded. Whether or not the sale closes depends on whether the owner can negotiate a lease for the stadium. Sale price is reportedly $9 million and you should read Ballpark Digest.


Pete Toms is senior writer for the Business of Sports Network, most notably, The Biz of Baseball. He looks forward to your comments and can be contacted through The Biz of Baseball.

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