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Forbes Values Phillies at $2 Billion

Kevin Kinkead - April 9, 2020

Got $2 billion laying around?

That’s how much the Phillies are worth in 2020, according to Forbes, which annually ranks teams in the major North American sports. Two billion would place the Phils 8th overall, just ahead of the Angels and just behind the Cardinals, with a +8% gain from 2019.

Interestingly enough, Forbes has the Phillies listed as the 4th highest team in terms of TV+radio deal value, behind the Dodgers, Yankees, and Angels. That’s a solid big market victory over the likes of the Chicago teams, Red Sox, and Mets.

Total revenue is listed at $392 million with operating expenses of $73 million.

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Major League Baseball Discussing a May Start in Arizona

Kevin Kinkead - April 7, 2020

Will Major League Baseball be the first team sport to resume play, post-crisis?

Could be possible, if a plan to start in Arizona next month comes to fruition.

ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports on the details being discussed between MLB and the player’s union:

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What We Know About the Bloodbath at Philadelphia’s Entercom Radio Stations

Kevin Kinkead - April 3, 2020

Entercom’s Thursday cuts were worse than expected.

Decision makers with the Philadelphia radio company implemented a wide-ranging round of layoffs and cost-cutting measures in an effort to get through the Coronavirus shut down, and they really did not hold back.

They started on the music side, axing some talent at B101 and 95.6 TDY. At the other stations, the focus seemed to be on marketing and promotions, with some higher level employees being let go.

Here’s a short list of names that I’ve heard, some of which have been confirmed as those folks take to social media, or WIP staff mentions their departures on the air:

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Bryce Harper Donating $500,000 to Coronavirus Relief

Kevin Kinkead - April 2, 2020

Nice job by Bryce.

Here’s his Instagram post:

 

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Sending our love to everyone!❤️ #crushcovid

A post shared by Bryce Harper (@bryceharper3) on

Philabundance is the region’s largest hunger relief organization. Three Square is a Nevada food bank that does similar work in Harper’s home community. Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization that helps people in poverty and/or affected by emergencies.

Here’s the “Voluntary Separation Plan” that MediaNews Group Sent to Employees

Kevin Kinkead - April 2, 2020

MediaNews Group operates a number of local papers, such as the Delco Times, West Chester Daily Local, Pottstown Mercury, and Times Herald.

They have a history of cutting costs and eliminating jobs, and maybe you remember how these folks bought the Reading Eagle and immediately got rid of something like one-third of the staff. They stripped down their suburban Philadelphia outlets, sold newsrooms, and basically reduced this thing to the studs already. There’s almost nothing left to cut, but they’re gonna try anyway, going the route of every other media company in the country and reducing costs during the COVID-19 crisis.

Here’s a copy of the “voluntary separation plan” that they sent out to employees:

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The Worst of Philadelphia, 2020 Edition: National Title Game

Kevin Kinkead - April 1, 2020

Sixteen entered, but only one may win.

It’s The Running Man, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger!

Actually it’s not; it’s Crossing Broad’s Worst of Philadelphia 2020 bracket, and we’ve eliminated 14 other contestants to reach our title game. Here’s how the Final Four voting played out:

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Crossing Broadcast: Returns, Layoffs, Disinfecting Cardboard, Tiger King

Russ Joy - April 1, 2020

Kevin, Anthony, Bob, and Russ update the NBA, MLB, and NHL’s potential options for a return. The guys reflect on the furloughs and layoffs of writers and media personalities, as well as the impact of the lack of sports on the sports betting market. Plus, where the Phillies stand in their negotiations with JT Realmuto, who the Eagles might target in the draft, what the guys have been watching, Kevin’s grindcore album and plenty more!

We’ll be doing a live stream of the show every week going forward, which you can find on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube Live.

Video: https://tinyurl.com/tnoe64q

*This episode of Crossing Broadcast is brought to you by DraftKings Sportsbook and Odd Logic Brewing Co. 

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Gannett Employees Required to Take Three Weeks of Unpaid Time Off

Kevin Kinkead - March 31, 2020

Back in August, Gannett and GateHouse finalized merger plans, turning the two largest newspaper chains in the United States into one big print media amalgam.

Locally, that meant that the Courier-Post, Delaware News Journal, Bucks County Courier Times, Burlington County Times, and Doylestown Intelligencer would now operate under the same ownership group.

Similar to Sports Illustrated and other media outlets crunched during a global pandemic, Gannett is implementing furloughs in this fashion:

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