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Covering what’s left of spring training

The Arizona economy yielded a gross domestic product of $350 billion in 2018, 3% of which — $10.5 billion — came from the state’s tourism industry. In turn, 3.5% of

Baseball-related tourism can be a robust business story. (Image by "MrsBrown" via Pixabay, CCO Public Domain)

Baseball tourism: Business story ideas

As spring training swings into high gear, business reporters should look into baseball tourism. From youth travel teams to the majors, the game can have a significant impact on local

An MLB General Manager’s climb to the top

The major league baseball season ended Sunday, and now it’s on to the playoffs. While the players capture the most attention, the key figures in getting the teams to the

One MLB broadcaster will return, one won’t

Over the weekend, there was news about baseball broadcasters at either end of the country. The Los Angeles Dodgers announced that their legendary sportscaster, Vin Scully, would return in 2016

MLB Wild Card means big revenue

Six weeks before the regular season ends, Major League Baseball’s postseason is fast approaching. American and National League teams are competing for five playoff spots. Three years ago, just four

Another MLB team for Montreal?

The Montreal Expos left town in 2004 to become the Washington Nationals. But loyal fans have never given up hope that they might get another Major League Baseball franchise. Now,

The economics of Minor League Baseball

Major League Baseball’s regular season is beginning to wind down, and teams are starting to call up some of their best minor league talent. These young prospects aren’t appearing out

Why the MLB trade deadline is so important

Baseball is on week away from one of its most exciting events: the non-waiver trade deadline. This year, teams like the Detroit Tigers, Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs are rumored

TV ratings and the MLB All-Star game

On Wednesday, I wrote about how ballot stuffing for the MLB All-Star game next week could have cost the league big money. Today, I’ll cover another business angle to this year’s

MLB All-Star game is big business

The MLB All-Star game is coming up next week in Cincinnati. And, with the game now more meaningful than an exhibition, each season is bringing its own drama. Last year,

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