Baseball Costs Are Out Of The Ballpark

The sport has become too pricey for individual owners

On June 26, in front of a gaggle of reporters and the glare of television lights, H. Wayne Huizenga conceded defeat. An entrepreneur extraordinaire and a builder of three $1 billion-plus corporations, Huizenga admitted he was not able to make the economics of baseball ownership work. After investing seven years and $200 million, he was putting the Florida Marlins on the block.

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