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Jordan Kobritz, Syndicated Columnist
Syndicated columnist

Jordan Kobritz is a former attorney, CPA, and Minor League Baseball team owner. He is a professor and the chair of the Sport Management Department at SUNY Cortland. Jordan maintains the blog: http://sportsbeyondthelines.com and can be reached at jordan.kobritz@cortland.edu.

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In 1984, Thomas Boswell, one of the most gifted baseball writers of all time, published a collection of essays titled, “Why Time Begins on Opening Day.” The book was an instant classic.

The financial fallout from cancelled or postponed sporting events due to the coronavirus will be significant. Leagues, teams, athletes and NGO’s (non-government sports organizations) will lose hundreds-of-millions of dollars, perhaps into the billions, before the games resume.

Welcome to a world with virtually no live sports.

The gates were padlocked and everybody except players, team personnel, employees, scouts and media, was barred from entering the stadium during the game being played in Joe Riley Stadium.

It’s the story that won’t die. The Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal has been written about, analyzed and debated for months, with no end in sight.

MLB is discussing ways to shake up the playoffs and some of the proposals are right out of left field.

Jessica Mendoza lost two jobs in one day last week but don’t expect to see her name added to the next unemployment numbers. Mendoza is the former All-American softball player from Stanford who is best known as an ESPN baseball analyst.

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In December, the Los Angeles Times published a story which claimed the cost of attending a Major League sporting event in the area was unaffordable for the middle-class fan.

Baseball’s Hall of Fame voting has come and gone for 2020 and once again, neither Roger Clemens nor Barry Bonds received sufficient votes – 75 per cent - from the Baseball Writers Association of America for induction.

Mel Allen, the longtime play-by-play announcer for the New York Yankees, also hosted a weekly television show titled “This Week in Baseball” from 1977 until his death in 1996.

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