© 2023 Iowa Public Radio
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Economics of Baseball

Guests: Tom Goldman NPR Sports Correspondent Scott Raab Writer-at-large with Esquire Magazine Ron Rapoport Columinst with the Chicago Sun-Times NPR Weekend Edition sports commentator Tony Jackson Cincinnati Reds beat writer for the Cincinnati Post Baseball has never been more popular, but there are economic problems looming. At least half the teams have small payrolls and no hope of reaching the World Series. Some small market teams are hopeful that new stadiums and strong fan support can help keep them financially viable. But if they can't afford $20 million a year superstar salaries, can they ever be truly competitive? Join Juan Williams and guests for a baseball season preview.

Copyright 2001 NPR