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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.
When it became clear yesterday that Brett Favre would not be coming out of retirement to join the Minnesota Vikings, the staff at Accuscore had already crunched the numbers.
Following in the footsteps of the NFL, the NBA will now allow teams to put its ads on practice jerseys, according to USA Today.
On the same day that FINA, swimming’s governing body, acknowledged the fact that high-tech bodysuits would be banned by May 2010, a German swimmer named Paul Biedermann beat world record holder Michael Phelps in the 200-meter freestyle.
Last week, we asked you what you thought would happen if Michael Vick signed with an NFL team. Nearly 40 percent of you said that you thought that it would drive an NFL or team sponsor to leave the sport.
New York Yankees president Randy Levine was on “Squawk Box” this morning with former mayor Rudy Giuliani guest hosting to discuss the business of the team.
Jack Nicklaus was on CNBC today to talk about his new branding alliance with designer David Chu and Howard Milstein. During the interview, Nicklaus was asked about his golf course design company, which manages 341 courses.
The odds of Marcin Gortat wearing Reebok shoes next year have seriously decreased. That’s because Reebok won’t be providing the Orlando Magic backup center with free shoes anymore.
Following the success of the full body Speedo LZR racer over the past couple years, the swimsuit business dramatically changed. Some companies, either not willing to spend money to keep up with the newest slick versions or not confident that they could generate enough sales at high price points to make the endeavor worth it, left the business.
On Wednesday, we asked you to provide a caption to this picture of me and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker. We received over 100 submissions. Check out the picture and the top three submissions under it.
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