Batter Up! Major League Baseball Season Begins Tomorrow! | Media Advisory

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The start of the Major League Baseball season is more than just America's favorite pastime returning; it's a cultural event that ties into themes of community, nostalgia, and the ever-evolving narrative of sports in society.

Like every big league, the start of the season speaks to the unity and division that sports can create, the economics of professional leagues, and the role of athletes in social movements.

Possible story angles include:

  • The economic impact of MLB on local communities
  • Innovations in sports technology and data analytics
  • The role of sports in bridging cultural divides
  • MLB's response to social justice issues
  • Health and safety protocols in professional sports
  • Gambling, is it a growing problem for athletes?

Connect with an Expert about Major League Baseball

For journalists seeking research or insights for their coverage about the MLB and the economics behind professional baseball, here is a select list of experts from our database.

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Curt Smith

Senior Lecturer  – University of Rochester

Christina Gipson

Assistant Professor of Sport Management – Georgia Southern University

Greg Stewart, MD

W. Kennon McWilliams Professor of Sports Medicine –  Tulane University

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Michael Lewis

Professor of Marketing; Faculty Director, Emory Marketing Analytics Center · Emory University, Goizueta Business School

Lisa Pike Masteralexis

Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Sport Management – University of Massachusetts Amherst

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