Major League Baseball


  • Tonight, the Washington Nationals sold tickets for $1 to their game against the Pirates. Tomorrow, the team is selling a limited amount of tickets for $2. We're in the middle of May now and there are nine parks in Major League Baseball this year that are averaging crowds that fill less than half their ballpark. Most seem to be disinterested to do what it takes to fill the stands.

  • Lenny Dykstra Indicted for Bankruptcy Fraud Friday, 6 May 2011 | 6:46 PM ET
    Lenny Dykstra

    Lenny Dykstra, an outfielder for the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies known by the nickname "Nails," has been indicted for bankruptcy fraud and embezzlement from the bankruptcy estate.

  • Steve Cohen to Save the Mets     Friday, 6 May 2011 | 12:26 PM ET

    Is Steve Cohen buying the New York Mets? Anthony Scaramucci, Skybridge Capital managing partner, weighs in.

  • Most of us listen to the voice or at best do a mumble, but tonight, do yourself a favor and sing the thing. I'm talking about the National Anthem and God Bless America. Thanks to the killing of Osama Bin Laden last night, tonight's renditions before sporting events seem to have a little more meaning. If you're in the stands, sing it. If you're at home, sing it.

  • Stevie Cohen to Buy the Mets?     Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 12:26 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly with an inside baseball story on a possible suitor for the ailing New York Mets.

  • The Dodgers Blues     Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | 11:57 AM ET

    CNBC's Darren Rovell has the highlights from his interview with Dodgers owner, Travis McCourt, who discusses losing control of the team.

  • Major League Divorce     Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | 8:14 AM ET

    Debt issues and a bitter divorce are causing some major league trouble for the national past time. Insight on the battle for the Los Angeles Dodgers, with Frank McCourt, Los Angeles Dodgers owner and CNBC's Darren Rovell.

  • Stubhub

    Last week, we interviewed Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard right after the company's announcement of dynamic ticketing. Since tickets are such a big part of being a sports fan, we're continuing that series today — an interview with the CEO of StubHub, Chris Tsakalakis.

  • Chad Ochocinco

    Last week, despite the labor battle, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell called an NFL player. He didn't just call any player. He called Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco, who promptly tweeted about the conversation, saying it was an "amazing surprise." Goodell's choice was a good one, as it turns out that Chad Ochocinco is the most influential sports personality in the online world.

  • One-on-One With Ticketmaster CEO on Dynamic Pricing Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 4:57 PM ET

    Earlier this week, Ticketmaster  announced that it was partnering with a company called MarketShare to bring dynamic pricing to the tickets it sells. We've seen plenty of variable ticket pricing in which teams set different tiered prices based on what team they are playing, but dynamic pricing is more like airline pricing...

  • Dodgers Mess Isn’t Over; Expect McCourt to Fight Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 10:09 AM ET
    Dodger Stadium

    On Wednesday, Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig announced that the league would be taking over financial control of the Dodgers by appointing a representative to oversee its actions.

  • Major League Baseball Takes Over LA Dodgers Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | 6:52 PM ET
    Dodger Stadium

    Major League Baseball is taking over the Los Angeles Dodgers, a team financially paralyzed by the divorce of its owners.

  • Empty Seats     Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | 1:50 PM ET

    Major League Baseball is striking out in ticket sales this year, as fans stay home. Is the price of admission too high? CNBC's Darren Rovell has takes a look.

  • Former Met Dykstra Faces Embezzlement Charge Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 5:52 PM ET

    Former baseball star Lenny Dykstra has been arrested and will face one charge of bankruptcy fraud for embezzlement, according to a federal prosecutor.

  • Barry Bonds Jury Can Reach Verdict on Only One Count Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 7:18 PM ET
    Barry Bonds

    A federal jury convicted Barry Bonds of a single charge of obstruction of justice Wednesday but failed to reach a verdict on the three counts at the heart of allegations that he knowingly used steroids and human growth hormone and lied to a grand jury about it.

  • MLB Fan Cost Index     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 4:52 PM ET

    CNBC's Darren Rovell takes a look at how much it costs fans to attend a game and, maybe even buy a hot dog and beer this baseball season.

  • Mets: Moving Past Madoff     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 2:50 PM ET

    CNBC's Darren Rovell has the story behind the Mets trying to wipe away the shadow of Bernie Madoff.

  • The Pistachio Makes Play As Ballpark Nut Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 12:26 PM ET

    Peanuts have an insurmountable lead as the nut of choice at a baseball game, as it has been paired with the sport since the very beginning. But as pistachio sales have skyrocketed outside the stadium, more and more teams are adding it to the fan offerings.

  • Meet the Mess...Mets     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 10:49 AM ET

    CNBC's Darren Rovell talks about the Mets financial situation before the team's home opener, including the sale of a minority portion of the team, with Dave Howard, executive vp of business operations. They also discuss the Madoff clawback suit and it's impact on the team.

  • Bidders Bat for Mets Minority stake     Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 12:14 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly says the Mets are looking to receive six to eight bids for the minority stake in the team. And the future of the 2011 NFL & NBA season could be in doubt, with Sal Galatioto, Galatioto Sports Partners.