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Erik Bacharach

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Closing Shot: Whooping It Up

Weekly / Monday, August 8, 2022
On most days, they are known as the Portland Sea Dogs, the Class AA affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. But on Aug. 13, they will become the Maine Bean Suppahs — that’s “supper” with a hard New England accent — complete with new uniforms, new in-stadium...

What’s in store for Field of Dreams game

Weekly / Monday, August 8, 2022
MLB’s debut Field of Dreams gam e last year was a ratings hit and widely lauded in-person experience before it won Event of the Year at the 2022 Sports Business Awards. In that way, a high bar has been set for the second iteration of...

'Wesley' podcast docuseries a winner for Tom Rinaldi, Fox Sports

Daily / Tuesday, August 2, 2022
“Wesley,” Fox Sports’ first episodic podcast and the first foray into podcasting by reporter Tom Rinaldi, continues as a fixture atop the charts after its debut on July 18. The podcast is No. 7 on the Apple sports podcast charts after reaching No. 1 in the category...

MLB eyeing S. Korea games as part of global strategy

Global / Monday, July 25, 2022
MLB will extend its international reach into a new Asian market, with sources saying that South Korea is the leading location to host a season-opening series in 2024. That would mark the first MLB regular-season games in that country and add to an international growth plan that has seen...

MLB’s international strategy likely to lead to South Korea games

Weekly / Monday, July 25, 2022
MLB will extend its international reach into a new Asian market, with sources saying that South Korea is the leading location to host a season-opening series in 2024. That would mark the first MLB regular-season games in that country and add to an international growth plan...

Mariners take in festivities with an eye on hosting in 2023

Weekly / Monday, July 25, 2022
Catie Griggs never made it to her seat during the Home Run Derby. The Seattle Mariners’ president of business operations was in high demand at Dodger Stadium. Seattle will host the 2023 All-Star Game, which meant that Griggs’ trip to Los Angeles required a full plate and a critical...

MLB All-Star attendance hits 14-year high

Closing Bell / Friday, July 22, 2022
MLB’s All-Star festivities in Los Angeles this week were a hit locally. The three days of MLB All-Star ballpark events -- including the Futures Game and Celebrity Softball Game on Saturday, the Home Run Derby on Monday and the All-Star Game on Tuesday -- generated a combined attendance of...

L.A. still buzzing about MLB Home Run Derby

Morning Buzz / Wednesday, July 20, 2022
LOS ANGELES -- Even with MLB’s jewel event looming a couple of hours away, much of the buzz on the field at Dodger Stadium ahead of last night's All-Star Game still concerned the lingering excitement about a Home Run Derby on Monday that included a little bit of everything, from...
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