Jordan Kobritz

Computer Espionage in Professional Sports

Jordan Kobritz

If it can happen to retailers like K-Mart, Target and Home Depot, and even the U.S. Government, perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that it happened to the Houston Astros. But in this case, the perpetrators weren’t a criminal element in Eastern Europe or the Chinese government but apparently employees of another MLB team, the St.…

The fight for the Los Angeles NFL’s off season OTA’s has begun

Jordan Kobritz

The first week of the NFL’s off-season OTA’s – organized team activities – is in the books. You can be sure that battles for roster spots have already begun. While those battles are important for individual players and may portend the success of individual teams, there’s another contest taking shape in the league boardrooms that…

New MLB Commissioner reduces game schedule – will impact clubs

Jordan Kobritz

In his first public interview earlier this year newly installed MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred mentioned a number of ideas he was willing to explore, including a return to the 154-game schedule that existed in the American League prior to 1961 and in the National League prior to 1962. But hold on. It doesn’t take a…

Jordan Kobritz weighs in On Patriot’s Wells Report

Thoughts and musings on the Wells Report and its aftermath. Wells’ conclusion that it was “more probable than not” that low-level Patriots’ employees were playing fast and loose with the air pressure in the game balls used in this year’s AFC Championship game is typical NFLese.   It’s the legal equivalent of the “preponderance of the…

A-Rod, not your ordinary baseball player, by Jordan Kobritz

Jordan Kobritz

If Alex Rodriguez and tranquility are an oxymoron, then A-Rod and controversy are a tautology; they mean the same thing. It would take a book to chronicle all the controversies A-Rod has spawned in his illustrious career. The latest occurred last Saturday when he clubbed a game-winning home run against the Red Sox. The homer…

Barry Bonds was indicted for obstruction – a crime he never committed

Jordan Kobritz

Only a rich man can afford justice…and maybe not even thenThe eternal and disturbing saga involving Barry Bonds may finally be over. Last week the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Bonds’ conviction on obstruction of justice charges, putting to rest – hopefully for good – a sad and frightening chapter in our country’s history.…

NFL has yet to mandate use of metal detectors

A day at the ballpark now begins like an airplane flight. Major League Baseball required all 30 teams to install metal detectors at their entrance gates prior to the beginning of the 2015 season. A few teams installed metal detectors last year and many others had security measures that required fans to undergo bag checks…

Fried Concoctions courtesy of the Texas Rangers – by Jordan Kobritz

Jordan Kobritz

Ballpark concessions are as much a part of the baseball experience as foul balls and autographs. And if you want to challenge your inner gastronomical self, a number of new and creative concession items are available at ballparks around the country. Some may sound appealing, others revolting depending on your constitution. The Texas Rangers introduced…