It’s been two years since we launched BizofBaseball.com, and since that time, the site has become a popular stop for those that are interested in baseball off the diamond. With this being our two-year anniversary, I wanted to take a couple of moments to say thanks to all that stop by to read, as well as a shout out to some that have been kind enough to help us out along the way.
What started as Interviews, Documents, and Articles, ballooned into a news resource for MLB, MiLB, and Independent League baseball. We starting tracking those in violation of MLB's Drug Policy. We added the 2007 Post-Season Broadcast Schedule, and much more.
The Biz of Baseball has been a resource for those focused on the the media, especially MLB Extra Innings and the upcoming The MLB Networl, which includes a list of the carriers that will have The MLB Network when it launches on January 1, 2009. We added Manager Salaries, a list of all foreign born players, a list of the alcohol policies for all clubhouses, and a current list of all owners in MLB.
All of this has come with an incredible amount of assistance. As we look to our third year, here's to those that have helped (listed in no particular order).
Below is a listing of those that have helped.
The following are those that have assisted daily or are key members of The Biz of Baseball:
Glenna Brown, Kurt Hunzeker, Devon Teeple, Jordan Kobritz , Dave Rouleau, Bill Jordan, Doug Atterbury, Brad Lappin, Nick Kappel
The following have contributed content to The Biz of Baseball
John Thorn, John Brattain, Wayne McDonnell, Patrick Thorton, Pete Toms, Jeff Euston, Adam Holzman, Diane M. Grassi, Lawrence W. Boes, Bill Gilbert, Jacob F. Lamme, Jahn K. Hakes & Raymond D. Sauer, Steve Weingarden, Mike Rice, Andrew Zimbalist
Friends and Supporters of The Biz of Baseball
The following not only have been supporters of The Biz of Baseball, but have been kind enough to assist with research or friendly conversation:
Darren Viola, Brent Gambill, Tim Lemke, Chris Isidore, Rob Neyer, Craig Calcaterra, Kevin ‘’Duk” Kaduk Fred Claire, Tal Smith, Brian Berger, Ken Rosenthal, Jayson Stark, Alex Belth, Will Carroll, King Kaufmann, Todd Radom, David Pinto, Jonah Keri, David W. Smith, Brian Borawski, Peter Bavasi, Jeff Erickson, Gary Huckabay, Rich Burk, Jeff Angus, Ken Fang, Andy Giegerich, Rich Lederer, David Kahn, Meyer Freeman, Greg Pawson, Blair Cash, Tim Chamberlin, Joe Touchstone, John Thorn, John Brattain, Dave Rouleau, and Doug Atterbury
Sites that Support The Biz of Baseball
Here’s a shout out to those that have given The Biz of Baseball a shout out (in alphabetical order):
AOL Fanhouse, Athletics Nation, Ballbug, the excellent Ballhype, Ballpark Guys, Baseball Musings, Baseball Prospectus, Baseball Think Factory, Big League Stew, Bleed Cubbie Blue, Boston Sports Media Watch, Brock for Broglio, Bronx Banter, Bugs and Cranks, Cot's Contracts, Deadspin, Dodger Thoughts, Fang's Bites, Gameday Yuda, Gaslamp Ball, Hardball Times, Home Run Derby, Lohud Yankees Blog, MLB Home Plate XM 175, River Ave. Blues, Shysterball, Sons of Sam Horn, Sports Business Daily, Sports Business Radio, Sports Management Worldwide, Tango on Baseball, The Baseball Analysts, Walk of Walk, Yardbarker
The Big Thanks
A thanks to all that have supported me, and The Biz of Baseball (in alphabetical order):
Peter Abraham, Jeff Angus, Chuck Armstrong, Doug Atterbury, Kurt Badenhausen, Buzzie Bavasi, Peter Bavasi, Billy Beane, Ken Belson, Alex Belth, Brian Berger, Tyler Blezinski, BlogBurst Network, Lawrence Boes, Brian Borawski, Boston Red Sox, Greg Bouris, Bob Bowman, J.C. Bradbury, John Brattain, Eamonn Brennan, Ryan Brodeur, Glenna, Tyler and Travis Brown, Rich Burk, Jack Cain, Craig Calcaterra, Kelly Calvert, Will Carroll, Blair Cash, Matt Cerrone, David Chalk, Tim Chamberlin, Steven Chang, Steven Charnick, Fred Claire, Devin Clancy, Bobby Corser, Jerry Crasnick, Ken Davidoff, Neil DeMause, Door Number 3, Rachel Dornhelm, Bob Dutton, Elevate Communications, Mike Elsen, Jeff Erikson, Jeff Euston, Ken Fang, Fenway Sports Group, Eric Fisher, Rod Fort, Dan Fox, Meyer Freeman, Jim Furtado, Gameday Yuda, Brent Gambill, Art Garfamudis, Jim Gates, Darren Gersh, Andy Giegerich, Bill Gilbert, Dennis Glasgow, Beverly Goldstein, Tom Gorman, Bill Gould, Matthew Gould, Diane Grassi, Sean Gregory, Donna Guillaume, James Guinn, Jason Gunery, Erin Gurney, Doug Harris, Louis Hau, HKS Architecture, HOK Sport, Gary Huckabay, Kurt Hunzeker, Chris Isidore, Rany Jazayerli, Jay Jaffe, Brian Jaquet, Dwight Jaynes, Bill Jordan, Jamie Junco, David Kahn, Christina Kahrl, Stan Kasten, King Kaufmann, Bill Kent, Jonah Keri, ESPN 1080 The Fan, Jordan Kobritz , Mark Lamster, Shawn Langlois, Dave Lanham, Brad Lappin, Art Larrance, Liz Lashbrook, Lynn Lashbrook, Rich Lederer, Katie Leighton, Tim Lemke, Gina Leo, Josh Levin, Edgar Lin, Steve Lyons, Norman Macht, Drew Mahalic, Bill Magrath, Tim Marchman, Janet Marie-Smith, Wayne McDonnell, Brett McGinness, Chris Metz, Marvin Miller, Joshua Milne, Jeff Moorad, Dick Moss, Rhamesis Muncada, Rob Neyer, Roger Noll, Bill Nowlin, Oakland A's, Pat O'Conner, Lisa O'Neill, Jorge Ortiz, Carolyn Pappas, Brian Parrot, Jeff Passan, Merritt Paulson, Greg Pawson, Dayn Perry, Johnny Pesky, Vince Pesky, David Pinto, Plan B. Branding, Bob Plapinger, Joe Posnanski, Aryeh Rabinowitz , Todd Radom, Branch Rickey III, Alex Riethmiller, Tracy Ringolsby, Issac Ropp, Ken Rosenthal, Darren Rovell, Christopher Sahl, Anthony Salazar, Curt Schilling, Mark Shapiro, Nate Silver, Michael Silverman, SlingMedia, Mark Smith, Tal Smith, Joe Siegler, Jayson Stark, Charley Steiner, Dave Studenmund, Paul Swangard, Paul Swyadan, Jason Swygard, Tom Tango, Devon Teeple, Rudy Telscher, John Thorn, Bob Timmerman, Joe Touchstone, Bryan Tsao, Fay Vincent, Darren Viola, Don Walker, Kyle Wang, Lou Weisbach, Jon Weisman, Paul White, Charlie Wiegert, Tim Wiles, Lewis Wolff, Keith Woolner, Farhan Zaidi, Andrew Zimbalist.
The “Beyond Special Thanks”
An extra special thanks would not due for this one. My wife, Glenna Brown, makes the Business of Sports Network tick. Her patience is invaluable in making The Biz of Baseball what it is today.
To Our Readers
Once again, a heartfelt thanks to those that stop by and read The Biz of Baseball, and our other sites that make up the Business of Sports Network.
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