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• The Professional Baseball Agreement between MLB and minor league teams expires at the end of the 2020 season. But if a new MLB proposal were to become reality, more than three dozen cities with affiliated minor league teams will lose those teams a year from now and thousands of minor league players will be out of work as well. Full story here.

• "We said there's no chance that's happening. There’s no chance we’ll even discipline him." — NBA commissioner Adam Silver regarding China’s request that the league fire Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey

• "The losses have already been substantial. Our games are not back on the air in China as we speak, and we'll see what happens next. I don't know where we go from here. The financial consequences have been and may continue to be fairly dramatic." — NBA commissioner Adam Silver at the Time 100 Summit on Thursday regarding the league’s on-going situation with China.

• Showtime Sports will launch on Oct. 21 a weekly podcast, All The Smoke with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, in which the two NBA veterans (now retired) and NBA champs (Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs, respectively), will “deliver an authentic, unfiltered perspective on the most polarizing topics in and around the game of basketball.”  It will air Thursdays on the Showtime Basketball YouTube Channel.  

• Bluberi Gaming has signed a deal with WWE to develop a series of licensed slot games featuring WWE Superstars and Legends. Among those to be featured include John Cena, Triple H, Becky Lynch, Roman Reigns and Ronda Rousey. The first WWE series of slot games is scheduled to hit casinos October 2020.

• HarperCollins Publishers said it has acquired world rights to Back, the first memoir authored by Tiger Woods. According to Woods, “This book is my definitive story. It’s in my words and expresses my thoughts.” A publication date was not given.

• Halloween this year is Oct. 31, and retailers, marketers and consumers are ready for another season of trick-or-treat. Total spend on Halloween 2019 is expected to reach $8.8 billion according to the National Retail Federation, Washington, DC. Full story here. 

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• Pat Benatar
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• MC5
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• Todd Rundgren
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Most Popular NBA Player Jerseys (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
4. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
5. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
6. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
7. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
8. Zion Williamson New Orleans Pelicans
9. Carmelo Anthony (most recently with Houston Rockets)
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets

Most Popular Player Merchandise (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
4. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
5. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
6. Paul George Los Angeles Clippers
7. James Harden Houston Rockets
8. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
9. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets
SOURCE: STUBHUB.COM

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Weekend Box Office Oct. 11-13
1. Joker $55M
2. Addams Family $30.3M
3. Gemini Man $20.5M
4. Abominable $6.2M
5. Downton Abbey $4.9M
6. Hustlers $3.9M
7. Judy $3.3M
8. It 2 $3.2M
9. Jexi $3.1M
10. Ad Astra $1.9M
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NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 6 Chicago Bears v Oakland Raiders Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 13 Carolina Panthers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 27  Cincinnati Bengals v Los Angeles Rams Wembley Stadium
• Nov. 3 Houston Texans v Jacksonville Jaguars Wembley Stadium

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• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca (ESPN Monday Night Football).

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Pay As You Enter: Yankees, Red Sox, Mariners Most Expensive MLB Games

By Barry Janoff

March 29, 2018: It is much too early to tell which team will lead MLB in wins, homers, batting or runs scored.

However, the New York Yankees enter the 2018 already leading in one category: Most expensive average cost to attend a game.

The average cost for two people to see a game in Yankee Stadium (pictured), also purchasing two hot dogs, two beers and paying for parking would total $95, the highest such average cost in MLB.

Not far behind, the same average cost package in the Seattle Mariners’ Safeco Field is $92.83 and in the Boston Red Sox Fenway Park $91, according to an MLB 2018 Opening Day survey from online personal finance and investment site GOBankingRates.com.

At the other end of the spectrum, the average cost for two tickets while also purchasing two hot dogs, two beers and paying for parking to see the Colorado Rockies in Coors Field is $50, the lowest average in MLB this season.

Also offering among the lowest average cost to see a MLB game are the Atlanta Braves in SunTrust Park (pictured below) at $51 and the Los Angeles Angels in Angel Stadium at $52.67.

Tickets to see the Braves are the least expensive on average in MLB, according to GOBankingRates.com.

GOBankingRates said it calculated the average cost to visit each stadium by taking the average of the three cheapest 2018 season ticket seat options and dividing that number by 81 home games.

It then multiplied that number by two attendees and added the price of parking, food and beverages.

On a separate but related note, people attending MLB games this season are projected to purchase a record 19 million hot dogs — everything from official MLB partner Nathan’s to Texas Rangers Dilly Dog and the Tampa Bay Rays Bacon Fried Doggy — according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, Washington, DC.

The fact that the Yankees average cost per game leads MLB has not stopped people from wanting tickets.

The top-selling home opener this year both in demand and price — averaging $218 on StubHub — belongs to the Yankees, led by 2017 AL Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge and new teammate and reigning National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton, hosting the Tampa Bay Rays in Yankee Stadium.

The Yankees are also StubHub’s top-selling team in MLB overall going into the season, with demand in terms of ticket sales up 61% from last year, “likely a result of the team’s off-season moves,” offers StubHub.

People who want to see a MLB game in New York would save some money by seeing the Mets rather than the Yankees.

The average cost for two tickets, hot dogs, beer and parking at Citi Field is $83.67.

People in Chicago also have a choice, and not just based on loyalty.

The average cost for the Chicago White Sox in U.S. Cellular Field: $62.33.

The average cost for the Chicago Cubs in Wrigley Field: $76.17.

In Los Angeles, the Dodgers come in with an average in Dodgers Stadium of $73.83.

Slightly south, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in Angel Stadium come in at $52.67.

Three Most Expensive MLB Stadiums

1. Average Cost to Attend Yankee Stadium: $95
• Two tickets: $42
• Two hot dogs: $6
• Two beers: $12
• Parking: $35

2. Average Cost to Attend Seattle Mariners Safeco Field: $92.83
• Two tickets: $51.33
• Two hot dogs: $9.50
• Two beers: $12
• Parking: $20

3. Average Cost to Attend Boston Red Sox Fenway Park: $91
• Two tickets: $30
• Two hot dogs: $10.50
• Two beers: $15.50
• Parking: $35

Three Least Expensive MLB Stadiums

1. Average Cost to Attend Colorado Rockies Coors Field: $50
• Two tickets: $20
• Two hot dogs: $10
• Two beers: $6
• Parking: $14

2. Average Cost to Attend Atlanta Braves SunTrust Park: $51
• Two tickets: $12
• Two hot dogs: $13
• Two beers: $10
• Parking: $16

3. Average Cost to Attend Los Angeles Angels Angel Stadium: $52.67
• Two tickets: $24.67
• Two hot dogs: $9
• Two beers: $9
• Parking: $10

Average Cost Per Team
1. Colorado Rockies Coors Field: $50
2. Atlanta Braves SunTrust Park: $51
3. Los Angeles Angels Angel Stadium: $52.67
4. Cincinnati Reds Great America Ball Park $55.17
5. Arizona Diamondbacks Chase Field $56
6. Baltimore Orioles Oriole Park at Camden Yards $57.83
7. Milwaukee Brewers Miller Park $58.33
8. Houston Astros Minute Maid Park $59.17
9.  Cleveland Indians Progressive Field $62
10. Chicago White Sox U.S. Cellular Field $62.33
11. San Diego Padres Petco Park $63
12. Minnesota Twins Target Field $63.67
13. St. Louis Cardinals Busch Stadium $65.97
14. Miami Marlins Park $69.50
15. Tampa Bay Rays Tropicana Field $70
16. San Francisco Giants AT&T Park $70.83
17. Pittsburgh Pirates PNC Park $72.50
18. Philadelphia Phillies Citizens Bank Park $73
19. Oakland A’s Oakland Coliseum $73.67
20. Los Angeles Dodgers Dodgers Stadium $73.83
21. Detroit Tigers Comerica Park $75.50
22. Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field $76.17
23. Washington Nationals Nationals Park $77.50
24. Kansas City Royals Kauffman Stadium $77.67
25. Toronto Blue Jays Rogers Centre $78.22
26. Texas Rangers Globe Life Park $80.33
27.  New York Mets Citi Field $83.67
28. Boston Red Sox Fenway Park: $91
29. Seattle Mariners Safeco Field: $92.83
30. New York Yankees Yankee Stadium: $95
SOURCE: GOBankingRates.com

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