The super-agent sat in a front-row seat behind home plate on Friday night, watching his client go through another up-and-down start for a Cubs team that needs Arrieta to pitch more like an ace. Its easy to lose sight of this during a 4-0 loss where the Dodgers looked more like the team on a mission after getting eliminated from last years National League Championship Series.
If you're looking for a sport to hook the audiences of the future, esports may be the best game in town, according to Peter Guber, co-owner of the Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles FC. "I think it has all the tools to really go the distance and become something powerful," Guber, who is CEO of Mandalay Entertainment, told CNBC. Esports' audience plays the games, making them not only participants but "passengers," Guber explained.
Steve Sax won two World Series rings, was a five-time All-Star and got nearly 2,000 hits in the big leagues. "I get asked as much about being on 'The Simpsons' as I do about baseball," Sax said this week. "They don't want to know how it was to hit against Nolan Ryan.