The Future of Baseball

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Should taxpayers’ money fund gleaming new stadiums in a time of economic downturn? On the eve of the All-Star Game in Yankee Stadium, sports business expert Andrew Zimbalist gives his take on the future of America’s favorite pastime. Plus, Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan gives a primer on congestion parking.

July is Photo Month at the BL Show Flickr Page!
This week's photo project is a collaboration with Slideluck Potshow. We're calling it "Change for the Better, Change for the Worse."
We have over 350 submissions so far, showing changes of all shapes and colors. Click here for all the info you need to participate! We'll screen the winners at Slideluck Potshow in August at McCarren Park Pool in Brooklyn.


Janette Sadik-Khan and Andrew Zimbalist

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