Huddle Up is a 3x weekly newsletter that breaks down the business and money behind sports. If you are not already a subscriber, sign up and join 93,000+ others who receive it directly in their inbox each week. Today At A Glance: The World Baseball Classic kicked off this week in cities across the world, and Shohei Ohtani is already the star of the show. So today’s newsletter breaks down how the “World Cup of Baseball” actually works and how Ohtani has quickly become the face of baseball — despite many pundits previously saying that wasn’t possible.
1) It's a shame the MLB insists the team from Taiwan has to be called "Chinese Taipei"
2) Is it weird to talk about "some of the world's best players" when no MLB player can participate? Imagine if the FIFA world cup had no players from the English Premier League!
Great breakdown! Didn’t realize all of his endorsements!