Major League Baseball teams can bask in the glow of the biggest year-over-year change in valuation ever calculated by Forbes magazine as they enter a new season, but it's not their teams' popularity the owners have to thank for the surge.
Gross retail sales of licensed products are up by almost 100 percent in the first part of the year compared to the same period last season, according to Tim Brosnan, executive vice president of business for Major League Baseball.
A New York attorney won the right in an eBay auction to name Boston's FleetCenter for a day. For his $2,325, Konrad wanted to honor Derek Jeter. But, on Friday, FleetCenter officials rejected the name.
Gene Orza, chief operating officer for the Major League Baseball Players Association, hasn't changed his stance despite mounting criticism of what some have called a lenient testing system in light of the BALCO steroid scandal.