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Ted Keith

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Closing Shot: Baseball’s Swing At Interleague Play

Weekly / Monday, June 6, 2022
With a future president in the owner’s box and a future powerhouse on the field, the charmingly named Ballpark in Arlington spent the first few years of what would be a brief existence as the site of some memorable baseball theater. The $191 million home of the...

Deloitte renews U.S. Soccer sponsorship

Morning Buzz / Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Deloitte has renewed its sponsorship as the Official Professional Services Provider of U.S. Soccer. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it will again be a multiyear agreement that also includes continuation as the foundational sponsor of the annual SheBelieves Summit that gives college students professional development opportunities....

Closing Shot: Forty Years Of Madness

Weekly / Monday, March 28, 2022
When watching sports at home in western Massachusetts, Neal Pilson will occasionally find himself reaching for the phone until his wife of almost 60 years, Frieda, stops him. “You have no one to call,” she says. For Pilson, who ran CBS Sports in various capacities...

Year-End Awards: Best New Event

Weekly / Monday, December 20, 2021
Best New Event: MLB at Field of Dreams It takes something special to make a mid-August game into an instant part of baseball history. And it takes somethng extraordinary to turn any sport’s regular-season game into an unforgettable event that causes other leagues to wonder if...

2021: Year-End Awards

Weekly / Monday, December 20, 2021
For the third consecutive year, Sports Business Journal is devoting part of our final issue of the year to some of the best people, places and moments of the past 12 months. Our Year-End Awards for 2021 honor just a sampling of what made this one of the most...

Voices from past echo as MLB lockout takes hold

Weekly / Monday, December 6, 2021
Last week the collective bargaining agreement between Major League Baseball and the MLBPA expired and the owners instituted a lockout, ending the longest run of labor peace in major professional sports in North America at 26 years.     The most recent work stoppage in MLB,...

Closing Shot: The Sports Capital of the United States

Weekly / Monday, October 18, 2021
Sports were surely far from the mind of one famous Minnesotan when he wrote long ago about “the inexhaustible variety of life.”   After all, there were no major professional sports teams in F. Scott Ftizgerald’s...

MLB continues ‘Major’ push with postseason commercial

Weekly / Monday, October 4, 2021
Major League Baseball’s annual postseason commercial has become almost as much a part of October as the games themselves. Past iterations — such as 2019’s popular “We Play Loud” spot that further emphasized the the emergence of a more expressive generation of...