The Biz of Baseball has been updated with new data....
The Biz of Baseball's MLB Salary Database continues its evolution as we continue to add new data.
The salary database now has been updated with the 2010 Opening Day salary information for players and clubs. Those that wish to get Opening Day payroll information for each club from 1985 to the present,you access the "Team Totals" button. Selecting "2010" from the Year dropdown along with a club name from the filter criteria will give you individual player salaries.
To see this new data, select the following link (or the image above):
Maury Brown, the president of the Business of Sports Network will be onESPN 1150 AM The Zone in College Station, TX at 4:30pm CT(5:30pm ET/2:30pm PT) talking the possibility of MLB seizing control of the Texas Rangers from Tom Hicks and selling it to a group led by Chuck Greenberg and Rolan Ryan.
Maury Brown, the president of the Business of Sports Network will be onWBAP Newstalk 820AM and 96.7FM, Dallas/Ft. Worth at 7:45am CT on Tuesday morning talking the deadlocked sale of the Texas Rangers.
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Maury Brown, the president of the Business of Sports Network will be on MLB Network Radio(formerly MLB Home Plate) on XM 175 and Sirius 210 at 10:00pm PT/1:00am ET with Mike Ferrin talking a host of issues in baseball including the recent Ryan Howard contract extension, early season attendance, the ramifications of the Arizona immigration law, and much more.
As the end of April arrives, International Autism Awareness month ends, but clearly, autism’s reach across all spectrums of society does not. Much like sports, it knows no boundaries, reaching all races, creeds, colors, and socioeconomic classes.
The Business of Sports Network has spent each of the last three years actively involved in autism awareness, and we plan to continue those efforts. We wish to give special thanks to Autism Speaks for lending assistance in our campaign, and extra special thanks to those below in the sports and entertainment industries who lent their names to the Business of Sports Network Autism Awareness Campaign. But, before we get to that, this is what is of critical importance. Please, pass this information along so that others might be aware of autism’s pervasive reach:
Here is how the Autism Society of America describes autism:
Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a "spectrum disorder" that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause for autism, but increased awareness and funding can help families today.
Autism is treatable. Children do not "outgrow" autism, but studies show that early diagnosis and intervention lead to significantly improved outcomes.
Here are some signs to look for in the children in your life:
Lack of or delay in spoken language
Repetitive use of language and/or motor mannerisms (e.g., hand-flapping, twirling objects)
Little or no eye contact
Lack of interest in peer relationships
Lack of spontaneous or make-believe play
Persistent fixation on parts of objects
The following information is provided by Autism Speaks:
Did you know ...
Autism now affects 1 in 110 children and 1 in 70 boys
Autism prevalence figures are growing
More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes & cancer combined
Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
Autism costs the nation over $35 billion per year, a figure expected to significantly increase in the next decade
Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases
Boys are four times more likely than girls to have autism
There is no medical detection or cure for autism
Prevalence vs. Private Funding
Leukemia: Affects 1 in 1,200 / Funding: $277 million
Muscular Dystrophy: Affects 1 in 100,000 / Funding: $162 million
Pediatric AIDS: Affects 1 in 300 / Funding: $394 million
Juvenile Diabetes: Affects 1 in 500 / Funding: $156 million
Autism: Affects 1 in 110 / Funding: $79 million
National Institutes of Health Funds Allocation
Total 2009 NIH budget: $35.9 billion
Of this, only $196 million goes directly to autism research. This represents 0.5% of total NIH funding.
IF YOU ARE WITHIN THE MEDIA, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO JOIN THE CAMPAIGN, AS WELL AS AUTISM SPEAKS EFFORTS. LINK OR REPURPOSE THIS MATERIAL TO HELP THE CAUSE.
The following have lent their name in saying they support autism awareness, if you wish to be added to the list, please contact Maury Brown, president of the Business of Sports Network, for more details.
Populous (Stadium and Global Design)
Sports Management Worldwide
Triple-A Portland Beavers of the PCL
Portland Timbers FC of the USL, soon to be MLS
Oregon Sports Authority
Sports Business Radio
Sports and Entertainment Endorsers
Matt Kemp (Outfielder, Los Angeles Dodgers)
Peter Gammons (MLB Network, MLB.com, NESN)
Chuck Armstrong (President, Seattle Mariners)
Larry Cancro (Senior Vice President of Fenway Affairs for the Boston Red Sox. Also Chairman of Autism Speaks, New England. Board member Melmark, New England a school that specializes in autism and similar cognitive disabilities)
Gordon Edes (ESPNBoston.com)
Peter Abraham (Boston Globe)
Chuck Greenberg (Pittsburgh sports attorney)
Jim Duquette (Sirius/XM Radio MLB Home Plate, former GM Baltimore Orioles, New York Mets)
David Kahn (President, Basketball Operations, Minnesota Timberwolves)
Victor Rojas (Television play-by-play voice of the LA Angels, formerly with MLB Network)
Will Carroll (Baseball Prospectus)
Jesse Sanchez (MLB.com)
Devon Teeple (Business of Sports Network)
Jordan Kobritz (Business of Sports Network)
Joe Tetreault (Business of Sports Network)
Alyssa Milano (Television, screen and stage actor)
Ken Rosenthal (FOXSports.com, MLB Network)
Dave Sims (Television play-by-play commentator for the Seattle Mariners, radio play-by-play for Sunday Night Football on Westwood One, television play-by-play host for UFL on VERSUS)
Joe Hamrahi (Baseball Daily Digest, Baseball Prospectus)
Todd Radom (Graphic artist, sports logo creator)
Brent Gambill (Executive Producer, MLB Home Plate, Sirius/XM Radio)
Dave Barr (Producer, Sports Talk With Bo Mattingly. KREB 1190 Fayetteville, KTTG ESPN 96.3 FM Ft. Smith, KABZ 103.7 FM Little Rock)
Russ Levine, VP of Digital Production for NHL.com
Pat Courtney (MLB VP Public Relations)
Mike Dilorenzo (NHL spokesperson)
Jason Rosenberg (It’s About the Money, Stupid blog)