The big winner these days in sports wagering is the State of New York. In the gambling report released by state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli on Wednesday, it revealed that the Empire State is far exceeding expected tax revenues from sports wagering. Sounds great? Well, there is a good side and a bad side to every story.
Brooks Robinson was considered one of the greatest third baseman to have ever played the game of baseball. The Arkansas native became a first ballot Hall of Famer in 1983 and never stopped coming to Cooperstown.
It's one thing to be so good at baseball, that the player is enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. It's another thing, when that same player faced the challenge of serving in the United States military during wartime. The U.S. Navy decided those players were special.
Finally! The Major League Baseball owners realized that their product was grinding to a dull-stop. Teams were losing their younger fanbases exponentially, year-by-year. In spring training, this year's rule changes have definitively increased the pace of play. Does everyone like them? No, but I like most of them and you probably will too!
New York Mets fans are thrilled with their owner Steve Cohen. The lifetime fan of the Amazin's paid a record $2.4 billion for the team in 2020. Cohen hasn't stopped investing in his investment. That's what smart money people do. Some Major League Baseball owners are trying to make rules that would prevent owners like Steve Cohen from making such investments. In fan interest, MLB should politely tell those owners: sell their teams!