MLB

Major League Baseball was established way back in 1876 and has long been referred to as “America’s Past Time”. As of 2008, MLB consists of 30 franchises across the U.S. and Canada. Over the past several years, the game has continued to grow in popularity as attendance numbers increase almost on a yearly basis. Major markets teams like New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox have become billion dollar enterprises, whose ticket have shown to be in high demand. On the secondary ticket market these teams, along with others including the Chicago Cubs, tickets have been most popular.

Currently, the Boston Red Sox carry the highest average ticket price in Major League Baseball, with the Yankees trying to close in. The Yankees are offering tickets that go as high as $2,500 apiece for their new stadium that opens in 2009. With the economy in flux, most teams now have to make adjustments to their ticket prices, many freezing or reducing the overall cost per ticket.

Four teams left fighting for MLB’s World Series
The 2012 MLB World Series winner will be known by November 1 at the latest, but until then four teams remain in the hunt. Championship games for both leagues are currently underway to decide the participants for this year’s World Series. The Detroit Tigers are taking on the New... Read more
MLB winds down with exciting postseason matchups
The 2012 MLB regular season came to a close on the night of Wednesday, October 3, with ten teams still in the running for the coveted World Series trophy. The playoff race has been an exciting one for many teams, with several surprise endings and a historic milestone. In... Read more
MLB wild card cause of attendance boost?
In March of this year, the MLB and its Players’ Association ratified a new playoff format, expanding on the previous postseason format to add an extra wild card in both the American and National leagues. The MLB has been mulling over the playoff expansion for the past two years,... Read more
MLB gearing up for an exciting postseason
With NHL players and NFL referees all currently locked out, at least baseball fans have something familiar to look forward to as MLB teams nationwide hit the home stretch in the fight for the coveted 2012 playoff spots. With the playoffs just over a week away, four of the... Read more
Restructuring offers new look to 2013 MLB season
Major League Baseball released a tentative schedule for the 2013 regular season last week and fans will be in for changes. Most notably, the Houston Astros will be leaving the National League Central for the American League West. After being a part of the National League for the organization’s... Read more
MLB to begin replay expansion testing
Major League Baseball will begin testing an expanded replay system at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field in New York during the final month of the season. Two different types of replay systems will be tested out. First, the Hawkeye system which uses cameras during tennis matches to quickly determine... Read more
MLB debuts new playoff format
Forty-three years after Major League Baseball‘s postseason expanded from two to four teams with the advent of divisional play and 17 years after the it doubled from four to eight with the addition of a wild card in each league, the playoffs will go to 10 when a pair... Read more
Gate attractions rule in MLB All-Star voting
The cause and effect is pretty clear when it comes to the balloting that determines the starters in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game: The most popular teams are the ones whose stars start the “Midsummer Classic.” Of the 17 players elected to start this year’s All-Star Game —... Read more
MLB All-Star Game tickets becoming costly
The 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game is set to take place next week at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri and there is already a rise in ticket sales compared to last year’s event in Phoenix. Currently, tickets are only available on the Kansas City Royals official website... Read more
Can social media create MLB All-Star buzz?
Since the infamous All-Star Game tie in 2002, Major League Baseball’s slogan for its Midsummer Classic has been “This time it counts.” In 2012, though, the game may count but MLB’s usual social media rules do not. Major League Baseball announced last week it would allow players participating in... Read more