StubHub.com, which was recently named the fastest growing private business in the country by Inc. Magazine, has recently gained the media limelight for partnering with several local professional sports franchise. For the most part, the articles, such as one in the July 24 edition of the Washington Post, paint a […]
Picking Splinters: Fantasyland Notes
There’s a belief that the business world slows down around this time of year because lots of people are off on vacations. I tend to believe that they are merely drafting their fantasy football teams.
Picking Splinters: Boring Preseason OK
Pre-season football bores me to tears. Seriously, I was sitting in front of the TV on Monday night so bored that I was sobbing like Dick Vermeil after, well, after anything really. Coaching, baking, flossing — pick one. But pre-season football can make other, much more titanic men, bawl for […]
Picking Splinters: Trading Space: A Deadline Day MLB Roundup
I always enjoy the knee-jerk reactions following the trading deadline. Everyone is rushing to label winners and losers, when in reality it will take at least two months, if not several years before these trades can be properly evaluated.
Picking Splinters: New RFK Changes Reinvigorate Fans
Red carpets. Players shaking hands with fans. New food menus. Clear signage. Red-themed giveaways. Heck, giveaway-themed giveaways. 21 runs scored during three wins. RFK Stadium was the place to be last weekend.