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The MLB Wakes Up And Televises Its Entry Draft

Summer interns rejoice! No longer will you have to sit for two whole days in front of a computer screen, tracking pick after pick to see where your agency’s baseball players are drafted. Instead, relax on the company couch and watch part (4 hours) of the MLB entry draft this June on ESPN2 [Coming this June: The MLB draft on TV].

I remember 3 years ago as I sat in the CS&E office, one browser window open with the MLBTv commentary, the other window displaying live scrolling updates of who got picked and to what team. It’s no NFL draft, but it still lasts long (up to 50 rounds worth of players!).

Hopefully I will be able to act as an actual agent this year instead of as an interested intern. We shall see if Dynasty has any players in this summer’s entry draft.

-Darren Heitner

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.

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