Major League Baseball (MLB)
In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Arne Rees, co-founder of the newly formed Velocity Capital Management. Fisher and Russo also discuss the $30m (€31.2m) round of funding for Athletes Unlimited, continued change and turbulence in United States college sports, the National Football League’s accelerating push for greater internationalization, collector impacts surrounding the historic home run chase of Major League Baseball superstar Aaron Judge, and heightened legal friction between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf.
Marketing in China for this year's Major League Baseball World Series will include appearances by 'virtual idol' Leah, as the American baseball league aims to reach young audiences in the country
Demand spikes to see star Yankees outfielder pursue AL record
MLBPA to represent minor leaguers as collective bargaining to begin
MiLB players to gain ability to collectively bargain for the first time
Introduction of pitch timer, ban on extreme defensive shifts quickly draw rebuke from MLBPA
Union seeks voluntary recognition from Major League Baseball
Defending MLB champions on pace to surpass 3 million in total attendance
League continues to add international games to its 2023 schedule
Sports apparel and footwear brand Adidas has ended its partnership with Major League Baseball’s San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr.
Union representing major leaguers looks to expand its membership and mission
In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Ahmad Nassar, newly named as executive director of the Professional Tennis Players Association and chief executive of its for-profit affiliate Winners Alliance. Fisher and Russo also discuss the state of tennis amid the start of the 2022 US Open, the development of TMRW Sports with star golfers Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, the debut of FanDuel TV, a competitive and operational shift for the Savannah Bananas, and the state of Major League Baseball’s special events following the 'Field of Dreams' and MLB Little League Classic games.
MLB players to participate in their first games in South Korea since 1922
As Major League Baseball's flagship, out-of-market streaming service, one of the longest running and most successful sports streaming products anywhere in the world, marks two decades of existence, the league is now exploring how to make it more accessible to fans. US Editor Eric Fisher reports.
Newly released slate for 2023 contains series of key changes