Disney's reported $1 billion planned investment into BAM Tech, MLB's streaming-video company, is one of many reasons to believe that even in the era of cable cord-cutting, fans will still pay premium prices for sport broadcasts.
When every other team seems to have a newer, shinier stadium, owners whose buildings are barely of legal age may cry "state of the art," as the Arizona Diamondbacks did recently, and hope that taxpayers will pick up the bill.
The Minnesota Timberwolves recently joined the New York Yankees in requiring a phone app ticket system that puts a price floor on resales. Fans have responded with a lawsuit. If this is the future, who actually benefits?
The St. Louis Rams, the Oakland Raiders, and the San Diego Chargers are seeking NFL permission to move to Los Angeles. How serious are they, and how will they make money if the public won't finance a new stadium?