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All Star Break Numbers

There are a couple of good reads at the All-Star break surrounding the state of Major League Baseball.  Both involve money.  One says that the more money a team spends, the much better chance it has to be at the top of its division (the opposite for teams who don’t spend).  So teams should spend money if they want to do well, right?  But the other piece says that attendance numbers are down (not across the board).  How can you justify spending more money if you own the Detroit Tigers, who have seen a 21.0% decrease in attendance from the same point last year?  You have the 5th highest spending team, are leading the AL Central, and can’t pull in a consistent crowd.

I have enjoyed this All-Star Break.  I think that St. Louis is a great fit for the festivities.  I hope that the MLB closes the season strong and that attendance numbers rebound across the board.

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.