Quote of the Day
"Ugh -- that was my first reaction. Here we go again."
-- Dodgers Owner Frank McCourt, on his response to finding out Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez had tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs (MLB Network, 2/10).
Lachky Latest A-B Vet To Leave Company
Is the InBev culture starting to take over St. Louis? Two months after the deal officially closed for the Belgian brewer to acquire Anheuser-Busch, Bob Lachky, one of the beer industry's "most respected marketers," is leaving the company. The 20-year veteran will depart as Exec VP/Global Industry Development & Chief Creative Officer by the end of February, leaving behind a storied legacy as someone who "played a key role in helping Anheuser-Busch become a dominant advertiser on the Super Bowl" and created some of the most memorable ads in history. Lachky's exit comes on the heels of longtime sports marketing and media chief Tony Ponturo's departure at the end of '08. Ponturo, who worked with Lachky for years, called him a "creative genius." The moves likely signal a larger exodus of veteran A-B staffers as InBev establishes its culture and business plan.
On Second Thought
Gammons admits he should have questioned A-Rod's unflattering portrayal of Selena Roberts.
Things Are Getting Testy
Who leaked A-Rod's name? The finger-pointing continues as agents, union plan next steps.
Marching Out & Buzzing Off?
Saints, Hornets could be free to leave town if Louisiana, as expected, cannot make payments.
Giant Swooshing Sound
Nike may cut up to 1,400 jobs as result of poor economy, company reorganization.
Fishing For Compliments
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez vocalizes support of Marlins ballpark project.
A New England Revolution
New $43M Health Care Center joins Robert Kraft's ever-growing Patriot Place development.