Will it be a long winter and late spring for baseball fans? If you're covering - the experts from the Kelley School of Business are game ready for your questions

Will it be a long winter and late spring for baseball fans? If you're covering - the experts from the Kelley School of Business are game ready for your questions Will it be a long winter and late spring for baseball fans? If you're covering - the experts from the Kelley School of Business are game ready for your questions

December 9, 20212 min read
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In any disagreement or dispute, sides are taken - by those involved, by those invested or sometimes just by those most interested in the conflict that is occuring. And when it comes to the matter of superstar athletes squaring off against billionaire owners, it's often the fans that speak the loudest and media are doing their best to cover both sides - and get to the root of the matter.


Lately, experts from IU's Kelley School of Business have been front and center - providing expert perspective, opinion and analysis. And earlier this month as players were locked out - Nathaniel Grow was getting calls by reporters for insight.


“The players have been seeing their financial position deteriorate over the last few cycles, and the last few years in particular, when the average player salary has declined, which is unprecedented for MLB,” said Nathaniel Grow, an associate professor of business law and ethics at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business who has written extensively on baseball’s CBA topics and issues for several years. “Within that bucket is the service-time manipulation, which helps feed into some of these salary issues.”

“The players don’t think they’re getting a fair shake, is a fair general consensus. The question becomes, where do they go and how do they try to improve their financial position?” December 02 - Sporting News



The ongoing labor dispute between players and owners will be long, protracted and at times tense - and if you are a reporter looking to cover this trending topic, then let us help with your stories and questions.


Nathaniel Grow is an Associate Professor of Business Law and Ethics and the Yormark Family Director of the Sports Industry Workshop. He's also an expert in the areas of sports and labor law.



Grow is frequently quoted by media outlets such as The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and ESPN regarding current legal issues in the sports industry.


Nathianiel is available to speak with media regarding the MLB lockout - simply click on his icon now to arrange an interview today.




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    Nathaniel Grow Associate Professor of Business Law & Ethics and Director, Sports Industry Workshop

    Nathaniel Grow is a sports law expert with a focus on antitrust, intellectual property and labor law.

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