A look at the evolution of Wheeling’s “newspapers” and their owner, Robert Nutting, on sports betting
Betting on sports moves from “bad” to “good”
The first editorial that I could find about sports wagering in our local Wheeling “newspapers” was from August 2015 and it was clearly negative:
More Legalized Gambling Bad Bet
After the United States Supreme Court announced that it would hear arguments on the . . .
Updating the similar business models that guide Robert Nutting’s professional baseball team and newspaper chain
I originally wrote about these business models in January of 2018 and I’ve periodically updated.
Baseball on the cheap: Do actual fans matter?
Pittsburgh Pirate owner Bob Nutting has struck again: it’s another season and another terrible team.
Last Wednesday night was beautiful: sunny and warm with low humidity – a . . .
Do Republicans hate professional sports?
From the national GOP:
MLB and Democrats, it looks like you have struck out with your hypocrisy. pic.twitter.com/7KCW6xUcnA— GOP (@GOP) April 6, 2021
(Wow, Communists -- this is serious!)
What about Ogden Newspapers owner, Bob Nutting?
Robert Nutting, local Republican propagandist and owner of the . . .
Tonight, two of the best pitchers in baseball meet in the deciding game of an American League Division Series match-up. What do the starting pitchers have in common?
Here’s a hint:
Tomorrow’s pitching matchup. pic.twitter.com/3HrkTNfGr9— Pittsburgh Clothing Co. (@PGHClothingCo) October 9, 2020
For the record, the Bob Nutting-owned Pittsburgh Pirates traded away both Gerrit Cole and Tyler Glasnow in 2018. What did the Pittsburgh Pirates get for Cole? From MLB.com:
After . . .
Bob Nutting’s Pittsburgh Pirates are on-course to set baseball’s modern-day record for the worst-ever winning percentage (with 8/20 update)
Baseball on the cheap (part 37)
The 1916 Philadelphia Athletics had a .235 winning percentage which is the worst-ever season in baseball’s modern era. As of today, the 2020 Pittsburgh Pirates have won four games out of nineteen for a .211 winning percentage. If they play all 60 games on their schedule, they will need to win 11 of their remaining 41 games (a .268 clip) to . . .
Look closely, there were some fans in attendance
Two weeks ago, I blogged about how Bob Nutting, the owner of our local “newspapers” and the Pittsburgh Pirates, ran both organizations in a similar fashion -- as cheaply as possible with no interest in quality. Here’s a look at PNC Park (home of the Pirates) a few minutes before the . . .
A 2019 update
In January of 2018, I speculated that Pittsburgh Pirate owner (and Ogden Newspaper owner) Bob Nutting’s business plan for the team was something like this:
- 1. Field an inexpensive team by trading/not signing quality (higher salaried) players.
- 2. Use “building for the future” and “restocking our depleted minor league system” . . .