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Marlins Decline in Sports Ticket Sales Hurting MLB Numbers

There aren’t very many goods thing coming out of the Miami Marlins this season. The team has the worst record in baseball, an injured star in Giancarlo Stanton and an empty stadium. The Marlins drastic decline in sports ticket sales were due in part to a complete re-build occuring only one season after going all…

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Miami Marlins Responsible for 20 Percent of MLB’s Declining Ticket Sales

Major League Baseball has seen a decline in ticket sales, down about 3 percent in 2013, and the blame is being put on the Miami Marlins. Playing their second season in their new ballpark. the Marlins account for about one in every five unsold tickets in baseball, or 20 percent of the decline in ticket…

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AAA Baseball: The Dog Days of Summer

The sweat literally drops off your earlobe and hits the ground.  The back of your shorts begin to get sticky by the second inning and the thought of extra innings starts to make you grumpier than Kobe Bryant when he doesn’t win an NBA title. That description can only mean one thing! The dog days…

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Major League Baseball: Small Markets, Big Activations

The competitive landscape of baseball is tough. Without a salary cap many small-market teams have a tougher time succeeding. While MLB has taken measures like revenue sharing and luxury tax thresholds to help level the playing field, the small market teams have to work harder to be considered a contender. Just like on the field,…

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Should Major League Baseball Players Get Paid This Much Money?

In 2010 the average salary in Major League Baseball surpassed $3 million for the first time. The 912 players in the big leagues before rosters expanded in September of 2010 averaged $3,014,572. The average rose 0.6 percent from the previous year’s $2,996,106, the smallest increase since a 2.5 percent drop in 2004. The union’s Opening Day average…

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Will Clayton Kershaw be the First $200 Million Pitcher?

In March, Justin Verlander signed a five-year, $140 million dollar extension. Add the two years, $40 million he had remaining under contract he signed in 2009 and he is the highest paid pitcher in baseball history. Verlander, however, is not the only pitcher to recently sign a large, long-term contract. Below is a list of…

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Major League Baseball Finds a Home on YouTube

Baseball highlights have been a rarity on YouTube for years. But that all is likely to change with the MLB officially joining with a new channel, uploading HD content frequently. The channel already has 24,000+ subscribers and is seeing rapid growth as the season progresses. MLB has uploaded highlights from every game of the 2013 season as well as…

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The MLB Fan Cave

A social media junkie’s dream, and a job every baseball fan wishes they had! In its third season of existence, the MLB Fan Cave has taken MLB’s social media presence to a whole other level. Over 25,000 baseball fans applied this year to become a Fan Cave Dweller and live for a season in the…

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Justin Verlander Becomes Highest Paid Pitcher In Baseball

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander signed a record $180 million contract on Friday making him the highest paid pitcher in the history of baseball. Just two months ago, Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners had signed a seven-year contract worth $175 million, the richest contract for a pitcher at the time. Verlander’s contract includes an…

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MLB Twitter Handles and Follower Counts

If the World Series were won by Twitter followers, the New York Yankees would hold all the titles. Since Twitter’s launch in 2006, the Yankees have always held the top spot. The Phillies are starting to catch up, but they’re still a good 90,000 follows away from surpassing the leader. Philadelphia does, however, have almost…

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Sports Jobs: Second Annual MLB Diversity Business Summit

Major League Baseball and the Houston Astros will co-host the second annual MLB Diversity Business Summit on June 19th at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. The business summit will provide those who attend with numerous opportunities to socialize with executives from all 30 MLB Clubs, MLB Network, MLB Advanced Media, Minor League…

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Sports Ticket Sales Not Easy for Yankees

The most illustrious franchise in sports history is having a harder time than you may think with their sports ticket sales. Between the Superstorm Sandy and the weak economy, the Yankees don’t have it as easy as they did in the past, which could be why they have not lavishly spent on free agents this…

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