Darren Rovell’s “CNBC SportsBiz: Game On!” may get more publicity as it’s aired through the NBC Sports Network, but did you know that Bloomberg has a sports business show of its own? Sportfolio is very good and is hosted by Rick Horrow. The show airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET.
This week, the show will focus on baseball analytics and Rick will speak with several MLB executives including Chicago Cubs GM Theo Epstein, Anaheim Angels GM Jerry DiPoto and many who subscribe to the effectiveness of using the numbers.
We have this press release from Bloomberg previewing today’s show.
Special edition examines the business of baseball from the analytic side…includes sit-downs with The Cubs’ Theo Epstein and Tom Ricketts, Diamondbacks President Derrick Hall, Angels GM Jerry DiPoto, Brewers GM Doug Melvin, SABR President Vince Gennaro and others
(March 27, 2012)- Sportfolio, the weekly sports business show hosted by Rick Horrow on Bloomberg Television, spent several days in and around the first ever Society For American Baseball Research (SABR) Convention two weeks ago in Mesa, Arizona, and will present a special “Baseball By The Numbers” show this week, as MLB comes closer to this weekend’s opening day.The show will premiere Wednesday, March 28 at 9 PM and Midnight ET on Bloomberg TV (DirecTV 353, check your local cable systems for the channel near you). It will repeat at 9 AM ET on Saturday 3/31 and Sunday 4/1. It will be online after Thursday 3/29 at bloomberg.com/sportfolioIncluded in the show will be some of the biggest and most expansive thinkers in baseball who are spending this spring around The Cactus League. They include:
- Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts and President Theo Epstein
- Arizona Diamondbacks President Derrick Hall
- Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim GM Jerry DiPoto
- Los Angeles Dodgers trainer/injury guru Stan Conte
- Milwaukee Brewers GM Doug Melvin
- SABR President Vince GennaroAll sit down with Bloomberg to talk about the effect of analytics on the game today and look ahead to what is coming in the business of baseball for the 2012 season.
Interesting stuff. I’m not an analytics person, but if you’re into SABRmetics, then tonight’s show will be for you.