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Written by Maury Brown   
Sunday, 17 September 2006 12:00

 I wanted to drop a note and say thanks for popping your head in and taking a peek. You are either curious, or you're someone that makes their bread and butter working in the business of baseball.

Either way, a gracious welcome.

Baseball is a game, but it's also a complex and constantly shifting business. It's becoming more and more competitive daily, and with that, there comes a need to track all of its aspects.

That's where we come in. I've been looking to expand from what I originally created as BusinessOfBaseball.com for SABR and move into covering a broad range of news, along with providing a collection of resources. That news may be MLB related, or it may cover minor league and independent league baseball. More granularly, that may mean covering facility news, the movement of executives in the front office, advertisement and sponsorships... the whole gambit.

Along the way, there will be editorials, letters to the editor, and guest articles and opinion pieces -- consider it your business of baseball food for thought. I'll continue to interview those that work at the highest levels of MLB to provide insight, and will work to provide new data and documents that shape how baseball functions.

What is needed is you. You'll drive where we're headed. If you think that something's missing, we'll work to try and get it here as soon as we can. Most of all, we need you to bookmark and come back daily. A resource is only good if it gets used, and used often.

To that end, make sure and Register on the site if you wish to receive updates as new content gets added. The other reason to register is that some content will only be available to those that do. For example, a Salary Database back to 1985 is available that allows you to search by year, by league, by team, by player, or any combination. Those registered will see this option available to them in the menu to the left at the top when they log in.

Once again, thanks for dropping by and let us know how we're doing. Our mission statement of sorts is under What is The Biz of Baseball?.

Maury Brown is the editor of The Biz of Baseball and an author for Baseball Prospectus. He can be contacted here. 

 
 
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