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• Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Miami Open (March 23) due to knee issues.

• Picking up the mantle of National Women’s Month, and anticipating what next year will be its 70th anniversary, the LPGA has unveiled “Drive On,” a multi-platform refined brand position. According to the LPGA, “Drive On is clearly rooted in golf, but it's a bigger idea. It captures the power and potential in each of us and celebrates the hard work, focus and tenacity that it takes to achieve our goals.” Full story here.

• The NBA said that the Chinese and Croatian National Teams would join all 30 NBA teams to compete at MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2019 in Las Vegas, marking the first time that the league will feature two international teams, with 83 games over 11 days (July 5-15).

• The 2019 Alliance of American Football Championship, originalluy scheduled for April 27 in Las Vegas, will be played in Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas., which is owned and operated by Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys.

• MLB and the MLB Players’ Assn. have unveiled numerous changes to the game to be installed over the next two seasons that will impact game length, marketing broadcast partners, the All-Star Game and the Home Run Derby. Full story here.

POLL POSITION

Top Ten Most In-Demand MLB Tickets (based on total ticket sales on StubHub thru March 14):
1. New York Yankees
2. Boston Red Sox
3. San Francisco Giants
4. Chicago Cubs
5. St. Louis Cardinals
6. Los Angeles Dodgers
7. Philadelphia Phillies
8. Texas Rangers
9. New York Mets
10. Houston Astros

SOURCE: STUBHUB

KEEPING SCORE

The Most-In-Demand MLB Home Openers
(based on total ticket sales on StubHub thru March 14, all on March 28):

• Arizona Diamondbacks at the Dodgers (average ticket price $229.
• Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees (average ticket price $202)
• Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies (average ticket price $84)
• Chicago Cubs at Texas Rangers (average ticket price $254)
• Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds (average ticket price $122)

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office March 22-24
1. Us $70.2M
2. Captain Marvel $35M
3. Wonder Park $9M
4. Five Feet Apart $8.8M
5. How To Train Your Dragon 3 $6.5M
6. A Madea Family Funeral $4.5M
7. Gloria Bell $1.8M
8. No Manches Frida 2 $1.8M
9. Lego Movie 2 $1.1M
10. Alita: Battle Angel $1M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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Tuesday
Oct202015

Fox Swings Into World Series With A Homer (And Bart, Marge, Lisa Simpson) In Promo

By Barry Janoff

October 20, 2015: Fox is planning a multi-media campaign to support its coverage of the 2015 World Series.

But the Series, which begins on Fox on Oct. 27, wouldn't really be the Fall Classic unless The Simpsons were involved.

Thanks to Fox, they are.

Arguably the world's best-known animated family and their friends from Springfield star in a new spot for Fox's MLB World Series coverage.

Just listening to the voiceover makes the 30-second commercial seem innocent and innocuous.

"They play, these boys of summer, all season long. It all comes down to October, where heroes take the biggest stage. A stage where legends are born. The World Series on Fox."

However, here, the boys of summer are the Springfield Isotopes, the teams are playing for the Nuclear League Championship and the heroes prefer hot dogs over baseball bats.

One of the legends hits a baseball that smashes into an alien spacecraft hovering over Earth, which is piloted by Kang and Kodos. That starts an intergalactic war, with the final tag line of the commercial actually reading, "The World Series on Fox . . .  While Earth still exists."

The spot also manages to throw in other irreverent Simpson references: The Springfield championship series is presented by Duff Beer and Homer and his neighbors are in church with mobile devices hidden in their bibles turned in to the baseball game. (See the full spot here.)

The spot will air on Fox and FS 1 during coverage of the American League championship series between the Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals.

Fox recently added MLB veteran player Alex Rodriguez to its on-air roster, joining among others Pete Rose as a commentator and analyst.

The Simpsons have been aligned with baseball throughout the 27 season run of the series, including an episode in 1992, "Homer at the Bat," that featured such MLB stars at the time as Roger Clemens, Wade Boggs, Don Mattingly, Ozzie Smith, Darryl Strawberry and Ken Griffey Jr.

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