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Peanuts, Cracker Jack & the origins of spring training: the evolution of baseball’s preseason

It is hard to imagine a time when spring training wasn’t part of MLB and the sports narrative in Arizona - the 2018 Cactus League season generated $373 million and 6,439 annual jobs - and in the modern age, it's about both the players and fan experience.... Read more»

The billionaire playbook: How sports owners use their teams to avoid millions in taxes

Owners like Steve Ballmer can take the kinds of deductions on team assets — everything from media deals to player contracts — that industrialists take on factory equipment, all of which helps them pay lower tax rates than players and even stadium workers. ... Read more»

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Spring training's final windup is next week

After years of negotiations, local official were unable to convince three teams to stay here for spring training. The White Sox left in 2008, and the Diamondbacks and Rockies will leave after this year.... Read more»1