Joe Torre, executive vice president of operations for Major League Baseball, explained away the League’s decision requiring all teams to wear official team hats on September 11 saying, “Certainly it’s not a lack of respect. It’s just something we feel is the right thing to do.”
The most profound life lessons come as a result of our own errs, but the schooling comes, not from the mistake itself, but the consequence — which renders Serena Williams’ penalty meaningless.
There is a disturbing trend developing in sports: fans are no longer fans. Sports fans have become so preoccupied tweeting, texting, taking pics on their mobile phones — curating and sharing their experience — they have become “digitally distracted” according to New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott.
Indianapolis Colts president Bill Polian made a reckless business decision this past summer when he re-signed Peyton Manning to a five-year, $90 million deal. While his commitment to retaining Manning was received by overwhelming fan support, sans a physical, the decision could cost the Colts long-term.