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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 02 / 15

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09/02/15
Final Jeopardy....

“What is Frankfurt, Germany?”

09/02/15
Night Moves....You're My Boy, Blue

Last night’s 1:00am ET editions of ESPN’s “SportsCenter” and FS1’s “Fox Sports Live” led with Giants-Dodgers, followed by Indians-Blue Jays and Yankees-Red Sox. ESPN followed with U.S. Open highlights while FS1 followed with a discussion about the MLB stretc ...

09/02/15
Morning Hot Reads: A Brand Entrance

SLATE.com examines San Diego-based firm Brandiose, which over the past decade has been hired by numerous minor-league franchises to "sculpt distinctive name and logo combinations seemingly out of thin air." MARKETWATCH notes, "No matter the result of Judge Richard Berman's decision on Tom Brad ...

09/02/15
Quick Hits....

“I don’t plan on being part of any selection committee. I know the role of a manager in an organization, and I love that part of it. It’s not to go pick a GM” – Angels manager Mike Scioscia , on not being part of the team’s search for a new GM ( ORANGE COUNTY RE ...

09/02/15
Speed Reads....

Charlotte Motor Speedway is "installing a 6-foot-wide transition border between the pavement and grass on the 1.5-mile track's front stretch." The "goal is for a smoother and safer surface for drivers should their cars leave the track" ( CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 9/2 ). Texas state legislative leader ...

09/02/15
David Hill To Produce Oscars Telecast

Former Fox Sports Chair David Hill "will produce the 88th Oscars alongside filmmaker Reginald Hudlin ." Hill has been "celebrated for the technical innovations he's brought to sports coverage." But he says that such an approach "won't carry over to producing" ABC's Feb. 28 Academy Awards telecast ...

09/02/15
Twitter Me This....

Really going to miss David Feherty on the 15th hole on Augusta Sunday. He raised his game and never sounded better than at that Sunday hole — John Buccigross (@Buccigross) September 2, 2015 #Braves announce a crowd of 16,386. If you remove that first "1" and take away another 3, ...

09/02/15
Pizza Hut To Sponsor "College GameDay"

Pizza Hut today announced a sponsorship deal to become the official pizza of ESPN's "College GameDay," and the chain will activate around the fan signs so often associated with the show. During the show, a sign will unlock a special offer from Pizza Hut, and the first 10,000 viewers who spot it will ...

09/02/15
Twins Increasing Season-Ticket Prices

The Twins this week told season-ticket holders that "prices for some seats in 2016 are increasing ever so slightly." Many of the "most expensive season-ticket packages are going up by a buck or two per game, while packages for nearly all of the middle- to lower-priced sections are staying the same." ...

09/02/15
Pelicans Sell Out Floor Seats For '15-16

The Pelicans "have sold out all of the floor seating at Smoothie King Center" for the '15-16 season, the team announced last night to a "group of prospective season ticket holders at a fan event" at the team's practice facility. The "Hollywood A," "Hollywood B," "Feet on the Floor," Floor A and ...

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