Wanna buy Gene Tenace’s six World Series rings?

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Former A’s and Cardinals player and former Blue Jays coach Gene Tenace has six World Series rings (1972-74; 1982 and 1992-93), a 1972 World Series trophy and a 1972 World Series MVP plaque. He has a bunch more stuff too, thanks to spending all of that time in the bigs with some excellent teams. Now he’s auctioning it off.

He says he doesn’t need the money — he has a player pension, a coaching pension and a minor league coaching pension and his house is paid for. He simply has too much stuff, he says, and wants to give the proceeds of the auction to his three children.

As the son of two people who dumped all of their crap in his basement before they took off in their R.V. last summer, I heartily endorse the “sell your crap and give your kids the money” approach Mr. Tenace is taking.

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.