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Given the baggage he comes with, Michael Vick’s public relations strategy is as important as his skill on the field. I obviously haven’t seen how the years out of the game have affected the spiral on his ball, but whoever is handling his comeback from a media standpoint, if there is anyone who is even doing that, is failing miserably.
An attorney for baseball legend and investor Lenny Dykstra has filed a motion refuting claims made against him by the U.S. Trustee's office of federal bankruptcy court, prior to a Tuesday hearing which threatens to turn the ex-New York Met's Chapter 11 reorganization into a Chapter 7 liquidation.
We're live all day from the Fasig-Tipton Selected Yearling sale, where we're getting a barometer on the mood of the horse business. And now, here with two CNBC.com exclusive interviews.
I'm here in Saratoga at the Fasig Tipton Selected Yearling Sale, which takes place tonight and tomorrow. It's basically the top 235 one-year-olds at auction.
Baseball legend and investor Lenny Dykstra is being accused of "dishonest conduct" by the US Trustee's office of federal bankruptcy court. As a result, the trustee is asking the judge to consider converting Dykstra's Chapter 11 reorganization to a Chapter 7 liquidation.
Bernard Gilkey played his last game with the Arizona Diamondbacks more than nine years ago and yet, when the former Major League outfielder opens his mailbox these days, he still finds checks from the team. In fact, Gilkey’s final payoff figures to be somewhere around his 51st birthday.
In recent days, many have slammed NFL teams for overreacting to the perils of Twitter. Nine teams have banned media from tweeting from open, public practices and some thought the San Diego Chargers $2,500 fine on Antonio Cromartie for tweeting about the team's "nasty food" was a little bit much.
Sports marketer Brian Woods is bringing Andre Agassi and Marat Safin to Asheville, North Carolina later this month for an exhibition match. Everything is set for the best of three sets matchup at the Asheville Civic Center on Aug. 28, except for the fact that Woods is still struggling to find a title sponsor for what is now called Grand Slam Asheville.
A whole offseason and bad economy to think about apparently did little to inspire much creativity on the part of NBA teams. When the upcoming season schedule hit on Tuesday, many teams weren't ready to offer fans enticing ticket packages. Some teams had absolutely nothing to offer beyond season tickets.
Major League Baseball is announcing this morning that it has signed an exclusive trading card deal with Topps. In an article commenting on the deal, Michael Eisner, who acquired the company two years ago, told the New York Times that the exclusive deal would lead to "redirecting the entire category towards kids." Baseball's executive vice president for business Tim Brosnan also mentioned how important it was to get kids back into the game
If someone were to value Twitter for its sports application alone, yesterday was the single most damaging day for the brand.
Standing room used to be a consolation prize given to the fan who thought he could get a walk-up seat and struck out. Today? Standing room only is apparently all the rage.
It’s hard to sell a ticket these days, but it’s even harder to sell a Pirates ticket. It’s not only the record, but it’s also the amount of players they’ve traded away over the last two months.
When promotions really go wrong, they’re often not tried again. But the Lake County Captains, the Single-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, managed to play a full game last night while offering five cent beers.
When the New York Giants trotted out for practice today in Albany, they wore the Timex logo on their jerseys for the first time, part of watch brand’s sponsorship with the team.
My favorite annual report is out from the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association. The report details participation trends in sports and provides insight into what sports are growing and what sports are hurting. I've gone through it to give you the most interesting numbers.
This morning, Arizona Diamondbacks president and CEO Derrick Hall came on CNBC to talk about how the team, in a market with the lowest per capita income of any MLB city, is dealing with the downturn. Hall also talked about being the first team to put out season ticket renewals for next year. We finished with asking him about the report of more names -- David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez -- of the 2003 doping list becoming public.
As I sit here at CNBC, I hear more and more people say that the recession is over and there are definitely signs. The Dow, for example, is on track to have its best July - on a percentage basis – since 1939.
If you could build a marketable baseball player from scratch, you’d probably come up with someone like Derek Jeter. A close second would be David Ortiz. Ortiz was in a major market. He was a slugger. He was part of two championship teams in a short period of time and he had a golden smile.
The odds of Brett Favre becoming the next Minnesota Vikings quarterback were so good that sales of Vikings tickets on StubHub were up 95 percent in July, the largest increase of any team.