The oral history of that time Bill Murray played baseball for the Grays Harbor Loggers


There are very few Bill Murray stories that anyone would dismiss out of hand as unbelievable. He just sort of lives his life in such a way that anything is really possible. He wanders about, doing what he wants to do, making some movies to pay the rent and resuming living life the way he wants to live it.

One of his passions is baseball. He’s co-owner of a couple of minor league teams and it’s not a passive investment. He shows up to games and does stuff. And back when he was younger, he actually played for a little while. For the Grays Harbor Loggers in Aberdeen, Washington.

Rob Neyer of Fox Sports has complied an oral history of Bill Murray’s summer of 1978, in which he actually got a hit for the Loggers. And spent a lot of time, well, just being Bill Murray the rest of the time.

It’s a long read, but most of you are snowed in or stuck inside due to the cold, so take some time to check it out.

MLB sells share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for $900M

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NEW YORK – Major League Baseball has sold its remaining share of a streaming service technology company to the Walt Disney Co. for $900 million.

The sale was disclosed Tuesday in Walt Disney Co.’s annual filing report through the SEC. MLB received the $900 million in exchange for the 15% stake it still had in a company called BAMTech, which originally started as MLB Advanced Media in 2000.

The technology helped MLB become a leader in sports streaming in the 2000s.

Walt Disney Co. has been buying chunks of BAMTech for the past five years and now owns 100% of the company. The National Hockey League sold its 10% share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for a reported $350 million in 2021.