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The All-Star Game & The Industrial Age

Posted by Doug Davidoff

Jul 9, 2007 12:21:16 PM

Nostalgia.  Remember the days when businesses could control the flow of information - when customers only knew what companies wanted them to know?  News from Major League Baseball shows how some companies are still fighting today's world.  According to USA Today, MLB has banned ESPN from broadcasting their 'Baseball Tonight' show because - get this - ESPN announced the All-Star rosters before WTBS finished their All-Star selection show; violating MLB's embargo on the information.

Embargo?  ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

How's this for nostalgia - Remember when baseball was America's pastime?  When it (and not the NFL or extreme fighting) were what all the kids talked about?  Remember when baseball was the most important sports story?   Today, baseball is fighting for relevancy, and apparently its strategy for this, is to ignore reality.

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