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Baseball Season Started


The baseball season started last Thursday, and while the Yankees started, the Mets had to wait. It might have been better if the Yankees also had to wait.

With baseball on my mind, I started re-reading the baseball blogs I posted and, a surprise of surprises, I enjoyed them as much as when I first wrote them. To share my pleasure, I put 20 baseball and sports blogs into a single PDF file that I would gladly send to you.

The blogs cover batting averages and pitching records of Babe Ruth compared to other batting champions such as Lou Gehrig, Hank Greenberg, Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays along with pitching greats including Whitey Ford, Sandy Koufax and Tom Seaver. I am from the Bronx and included the Yankee greats would be remiss if I did not include Ted Williams. I also included Hank Greenberg since he grew up in The Bronx. He was originally offered a contract with the Yankees but opted to sign with the Detroit Tigers. As a first baseman, he figured he would never get playing time since Gehrig was the Yankees’ first baseman.

I’ve also included blogs about the value created by Babe Ruth, the investment reasons why Steve Ballmer bought the Los Angeles Clippers for more than double what anyone thought that team would sell for and how the Los Angeles Dodgers more than doubled in value nine months after a contentious divorce valued it much higher than the primary owner thought it was worth.

I also included a blog telling the story of how I felt before Muhammed Ali fought Sonny Liston for the first time, and how Derek Jeter could have used leverage to contribute to the ownership of the baseball team he ended up becoming part-owner in.

I have others, each pithy, riveting and a must-read. Just email me at GoodiesFromEd@withum.com and put Baseball as the subject. No messages please. If you are any sort of a sports fan, you should like these. I certainly enjoyed rereading them and assembling them in this file.

If you have any tax, business, financial, leadership or management issues you want to discuss please do not hesitate to contact me at emendlowitz@withum.com.

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