Michael Weiner, who represented the players of Major League Baseball and become their leader in a time of labor peace and unprecedented prosperity, passed away on Thursday. Michael, 51, was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer fifteen months ago. The breathed his last at his home in New Jersey. Michael Weiner was regarded as one of the smartest man to work in sports. Apart from players, his was also popular among executives against whom he negotiated.
Tiger's general manager and team president Dave Dombrowski had a distinguished career. Dave was a kind of wonder boy when he was the GM in Montreal. He assemble a World Series squad in South Florida. In the last 8 years, Tigers have managed to reach to the post season 4 times, they have also won 6 playoff series as well as got hold of 2 American League pennants.
Given its status as America’s national sport, there is a lot of prestige involved in sponsorship, for any company that chooses to go down this path – not to mention the fact that they will be reaching a massive audience across the country by doing so.
Therefore it is not really surprising that rumours about companies becoming involved in baseball sponsorship swirl around just as much as football sponsorship rumours do in Europe, and the latest one suggests that the top online casino firm Lucky Nugget may be set to enter into some form of baseball sponsorship deal.
After watching CC Sabathia (of all people) hurt the Mets last night with a key RBI single – I took a look at the Mets pitching stats against opposing pitchers. Here’s some data for the 2009 season:
Against Mets NL Average Mets Rank
PA .08 .04 Second Worst
AVG .175 .130 Worst
OBP .250 .175 Worst
SLG .217 .168 Worst
Ouch. Thats why I don't even waste free bets on them!
So, each of the last two nights at Citi Field, the Mets led 3-0 after 1 inning. That seems like a pretty nice position to be in.