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Rip Off! Academic College Students Forced to Subsidize Big-Time Athletic Programs

Posted December 21, 2013 by Diane M. Grassi

By Diane M. Grassi The term “redistribution of wealth” has become a well-known and familiar phrase bandied about amongst political elite and used as a wedge issue to conveniently spin U.S. federal and state economic policy. And yet implementation of such policies stretches well beyond the Beltway or state houses. To wit, the National Collegiate [...]

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MLB’s Haves and Have-Nots Not StubHub’s Fault

Posted October 9, 2012 by Diane M. Grassi

The StubHub operation and MLB’s goals in relationship to StubHub is worthy of some attention after their initial five pact comes to an end this fall.

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Burning Questions and Bold Predictions: MLB 2011
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Burning Questions and Bold Predictions: MLB 2011

Posted March 31, 2011 by JDWC

Tomorrow is arguably the best day of the year. No, it’s not Christmas. Not the first day of Spring Break. And Dos Equis is certainly not shipping free barrels of Lager to my house. But sports fans, rejoice! Tomorrow is Opening Day for Major League Baseball! We are on the precipice of an uninterrupted seven [...]

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Sports Chained to Big Business, Gambling & Corruption
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Sports Chained to Big Business, Gambling & Corruption

Posted January 20, 2011 by Diane M. Grassi

But in order to create billion-dollar professional and amateur sports leagues, it requires many players and partners off the field of play, working in synchronization towards one common goal: the bottom line.

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Horse Racing Industry Saddled With Financial Meltdown
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Horse Racing Industry Saddled With Financial Meltdown

Posted June 27, 2010 by Diane M. Grassi

It is with the Triple Crown races, still clearly in mind, that it is worth exploring the present state of the thoroughbred industry’s challenges away from the track, especially in those states now hurting, that once could be counted on to provide the essential businesses necessary to support those horses we get to see on race day.

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States Rush to Legalize Sports Betting & Expand Gambling for Revenue
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States Rush to Legalize Sports Betting & Expand Gambling for Revenue

Posted March 13, 2010 by Diane M. Grassi

How taxpayers can be expected to trust their state governments to invest in struggling enterprises, already in the red, in order to prop up their cash-strapped states, many nearing junk-bond status due to irresponsible governing, remains the $64,000.00 question.

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Umpire Woes Will Rest With MLB Operations
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Umpire Woes Will Rest With MLB Operations

Posted October 30, 2009 by Diane M. Grassi

Not unlike its refusal to use an independent lab and auditor for its illegal substance abuse testing program of its players, MLB may have to revisit its head-in-the-sand approach to many of its policies; and in this most recent bugaboo; its umpire training, evaluation and post-season selection process.

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Will MLB’s Latest Tech Disserve Game?
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Will MLB’s Latest Tech Disserve Game?

Posted September 20, 2009 by Diane M. Grassi

Most baseball fans are probably unaware of a new computer technology, mandated by MLB, and its use throughout 2009, that will be precedent setting for seasons to come.

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