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How is the World Baseball Classic affecting MLB spring training? The Sports Professor Rick Horrow breaks it down in his sports business minute.
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This is the sports professor Rick Horrow the sports business -- World Baseball Classic come into America. We had a preliminary rounds of 39 game tournament not a lot of buzz but -- San Diego and Miami there is some buzz and everybody's talking about the impact Devin and a couple levels. First of all international development. Fifteen million dollars in prize money or development money each team gets 300 ran the winner a 1000004. And International Baseball Federation gets a million dollars for globalization and their development so that's good. About tickets. Michael Lipman president -- of America dot com tells us that the World Baseball Classic -- economy. It affected spring training tickets in both Florida and Arizona attended 20%. Reduction in ticket all across the board and the economic impact. Effort to city's first of all Clearwater world champion Phillies a point 9%. And then Port Charlotte the runner up raised 40%. Just goes to show no matter what the economy is like. Winning beats everything. --