Major League Baseball Denies It Paid Seven Figures For

Acccording to Major League Baseball is now denying that it paid seven figures for the domain name

“A previous version of this story stated that MLB had paid a seven-figure sum for the rights to the domain name. ”

“Matthew Gould said the figure was inaccurate, though he said he could not release the correct amount due to confidentiality agreements”.

A couple of days ago it was widely reported that was purchased by MLB  for $1.25 Million dollars.

I looked up Matthew Gould and he is listed on Linkedin as an employee of, as a VP of Corporate Communications for the office of the Commissioner ”

I sent a message to Mr. Gould and will let you know what I find out.


  1. says

    I am sure it was just $125.
    Did he used to work for the cowboys organization??

    Maybe it was this story that SCARED him into thinking he overpaid. I think he is full of shit and still paid OVER 7 figures. The cat just got out of the bad and he looked like a fool so this is his way of hiding under his desk.

    NDA or not he could have said it was less than a million and he did not.

  2. says

    The Hall of Fame:

    Missing most hits
    Missing most Home Runs
    Missing 7 time Cy Young winner

    But you’re right, the voters vote; however, MLB continues to hide behind the process.

    With regard to overpaid, perhaps if Rick owned it they could have leased it for $10,000 a month in perpetuity. No doubt a much better deal.

  3. says

    Hello MHB

    I have resisted commenting on your Blog because of your sign in CONTROL ISSUES, but I considered benefitting your controlled flock, with my reads on the real truth to issues of importance,so as to truthfully lead people to the right decisions from an unbiased marketing approach.

    I agree with most of what rick says,but more importantly this guys protective reaction points out some of the barriers business owners face when dealing with # crunching wonks who have no clue as to what is the soundest marketing strategy for their companies bottom line.

    Gratefully, Jeff Schneider (Contact Group) (Metal Tiger)

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