Report: MLB tops $8 billion in annual revenues for first time
So MLB is looking pretty healthy these days, at least in terms of the balance sheet.
Baseball is boring. It's been supplanted in the national consciousness by football. The recent PED scandals have destroyed the faith of the ticket-buying/platform-consuming public. Baseball, you see, is dying a slow death and will soon be relegated to second-tier status on the American sports landscape.
"Poppycock," an English lord might say. All of these lines of thinking are deeply flawed and at odds with plain reality. By any sensible measure, Major League Baseball is deliriously healthy these days, and the numbers to come prove it.
Here are those numbers, which come to us courtesy of Maury Brown of Forbes:
According to a source speaking on condition of anonymity, for 2013 MLB gross revenues will exceed $8 billion for the first time, ever. While exact figures were not revealed, baseball will end 2013 with revenues between $8-$8.5 billion.