Tagged: Economy

Way to Go, Griffey

Way to Go, Griffey

Previously, I wrote a piece on attendance clauses in contracts of professional sports players. Recently, a story broke which touched upon my analysis. In Ken Griffey Jr’s contract with the Seattle Mariners, there is...

Pirates Try to Capture Fans with Added Value

Pirates Try to Capture Fans with Added Value

Navigating a business in desperate times is not something new for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Veterans of selling tickets with a bad team, the economy is only part of the puzzle the Pirates have to solve when it comes to putting fans in the seats. Posting 16 straight losing seasons forces the Pirates marketing and ticket sales divisions to get creative.

Manny Being Demanding

Manny Being Demanding

Every day, ESPN informs us that something new has happened in the Manny Ramirez/Scott Boras/Ned Colletti/Los Angeles Dodgers negotiations, yet nothing has changed.  No deal has been made and Manny/Boras have little leverage; the...

Sports and the Economy

Sports and the Economy

As our country deepens into a recession, we are now seeing how the poor economy is affecting the sports industry, firsthand. The NBA has laid people off, the NFL just laid off 10% of...

Nostalgic Economics

Nostalgic Economics

As I sit on the front porch of my house listening to the cheers of the high school football stadium that rests less then a hundred yards from my home, I cannot help but...