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Feb. 2 Event Features Sportswriter Marty Dobrow, Baseball Agent James Masteralexis

Posted December 13, 2011

dobrowgifThe 15th Anniversary Celebration of the Sport Management Program on February 2 will include a panel discussion with award-winning sportswriter Marty Dobrow (pictured) and College of Business Sport Management faculty member and Major League Baseball player agent James Masteralexis, who is featured in Dobrow’s latest book.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the D’Amour Library and will focus on the realities of sports agency and what it takes to succeed in the big leagues.

Dobrow’s book, Knocking on Heaven’s Door: Six Minor Leaguers in Search of the Baseball Dream, examines the double-edged culture of professional baseball as Dobrow chronicles the lives of six minor leaguers and what links them together: a lifelong dream to make it to “The Show” and the fact that they share the same agency team whose own aspirations parallel those of the players they represent.

Refreshments will be served following the discussion, which is part of the library’s Athenaeum Speaker Series. Sport-related door prizes provided by Sport Management Program alumni, faculty, and friends will be awarded. The program is sponsored by the D’Amour Library, the Department of Sport Management, and the College of Business.


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