Matt Harvey asks New Yorkers about Matt Harvey

16 07 2013
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Beat the Streak and win 5.6 Million USD

1 04 2013

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One of the more enticing games to play is MLB’s Beat The Streak. The goal is to break Joe Dimaggio’s legendary 56-game hitting streak.

Pick up to two players every day who you think will get a hit. Get a hit, your streak continues; get no hits, start a new streak. Be the first to reach 57 games and win $5.6 Million. Actually you get $140,000 per year for 40 years, or a lump sum of approx $3.2 Million.

Bob Bowen said at a recent MLB Event that MLB Advanced Media has been paying insurance for this game for the past few years and they are desperately hoping someone will win so they can pay the fan instead.

Register to Beat The Streak

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2013 New York Mets season in 9 seconds

28 03 2013





Keep it on the DL

27 03 2013

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Seems like an unusually high number of star players are beginning the 2013 MLB Season on the Disabled List. Here are some of the big names, including many Cy Young pitchers, MVPs, All Stars, World Series Heroes, Old Veterans and Top Prospects. Click on a player to check out his Twitter feed.

Scott Baker
Chris Carpenter
John Danks
Kyle Drabek
Adam Eaton
Neftali Feliz
David Freese
Rafael Furcal
Mat Gamel
Matt Garza
Jason Giambi
Curtis Granderson
Corey Hart
Chase Headley
Daniel Hudson
Derek Jeter
Ryan Kalish
Brett Lawrie
Colby Lewis
Francisco Liriano
Brian McCann
Logan Morrison
Charlie Morton
Jason Motte
Chris Perez
Michael Pineda
Hanley Ramirez
Alex Rodriguez
Cody Ross
Johan Santana
Joakim Soria
Mark Teixeira

More Players: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/fantasy/injuries/





The Way I Swing – Kid Sensation feat Ken Griffey Jr

25 03 2013




The Shape of Baseball

19 03 2013

Hillerich & Bradsby Company is a company located in Louisville, Kentucky that has produced the famous Louisville Slugger baseball bat since 1894.

In the early 1900s, the growing company pioneered a sports marketing concept by paying Hall of Fame hitter Honus Wagner to use his name on a bat.  Today more than 60% of MLB players use Louisville sluggers.





Pros and Non Pros – Athletes and their Non-profits

26 02 2013

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Athletes, like everyone else, use non-profits as a way to stay connected to their community as well as make connections that may help them in their personal and business lives. We cannot draw conclusions on an athlete’s contribution by simply looking at their non-profit, because they do so much to help raise funds with their appearances and recommendations. Rather than assess an athletes personal character, this serves more as an insight into how they handle their business. Many athletes are broke…and so are the causes supposedly supported by their non-profits.

The Boston Globe recently published an article on athletes and their non-profits. Some athletes, like Alex Rodriguez and Josh Beckett and Anquan Boldin, have high profile non-profit organizations that spend more than 75% of the money they raise on overhead, and staging and promoting fundraising events – and only 1-25% on actually funding causes and activities related to their foundation’s mission.

A good non-profit will spend at least 65%-75% on the cause and the rest on salaries, overhead, event management etc.

3 of the good ones highlighted were:

Athlete: Alex Smith – NFL Quarterback and 2005 1st overall pick
Nonprofit: Alex Smith Foundation
Mission: Helping foster teens attend college and transition to adulthood
Funds raised 2008-10: $839,244
Percent to charitable causes: 91%

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Athlete: Carmelo Anthony – NBA player / Olympian
Nonprofit: Carmelo Anthony Foundation
Mission: Education and recreation
Funds raised 2008-10: $3.3 million
Percent to charitable causes: 87%

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Athlete: Steve Young – NFL Quarterback / ESPN Analyst
Nonprofit: Forever Young Foundation for Children
Mission: Academic, athletic, and therapeutic support for children facing physical, emotional, and financial challenges
Funds raised 2008-10: $6.2 million
Percent to charitable causes: 75%

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