The Business of Baseball

Listen / Download

Strange times for the national pastime. There are too many teams and two much money in the gloves of few. And while the faithful keep flocking to some ballparks, other stadiums, even those with winning teams, are shockingly empty.

Baseball still commands big profits, more than three billion a year, but if the sports prophets are right, the greatest show on dirt is being run into the ground. It’s a major league headache with no easy cure.


Michael Gee, columnist for the Boston Herald;
Andrew Zimbalist Professor of Economics at Smith College;
Bill Johnson, General Manager of the Nashua Pride.