View Full Version : Why baseball needs revenue sharing
04-13-2002, 10:29 PM
Or why the Yankees can outspend anyone (http://money.cnn.com/2002/04/12/commentary/column_sportsbiz/cable_fight/index.htm)
04-14-2002, 11:36 AM
The "out-cry" from the yankmee fans in my area and threat of subscribers switching to Direc TV has caused my cable company to sign an agreement with the YES network.
There won't be an increase in cable rates since the cable company will eliminate the MSG channel from their system when the contract expires later in the year.
The MSG channel carries the Mets and all sporting events out of Madison Square Garden.
The hoopla here was so strong you'd think the world was coming to an end.
04-14-2002, 07:19 PM
If this works how soon till Jerry jumps on this wagon? Him and Bill Wirtz could team up to from a cable network which would carry the Bulls, Sox, and Hawks.
04-14-2002, 07:48 PM
by Jon Heyman-- newsday
It's funny that Bud Selig wants more revenue sharing when his Brewers actually made more money than the Yankees in 2001, $18.9 million to $18.8 million, according to Forbes. The Yankees already pay tens of millions for revenue sharing, and the idea of revenue sharing was to help competitive balance, not to line the pockets of small-market teams. The Brewers owe their fans, and baseball, better players.
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