MR. SELIG, I DON’T THINK WE’RE IN KANSAS ANYMORE

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Last night, baseballs were flying all over Kaufmann Stadium in Kansas City. Tonight, there will be so many tweets and hashtags flying during the 83rd annual Major League Baseball All-Star Game it may not feel like Kansas anymore. MLB will unleash the All-Star teams from both the American and National Leagues on social media tonight. Toto too? OK, I’ll stop with the Wizard of Oz references.

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SOCIAL MEDIA DISTRACTING FANS

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As cameras scanned the stands during an NFL game last fall I noticed many of the fans were sitting, head down, hands clutching their mobile phones, clearly distracted by the activities taking place on their mobile device … and you paid how much for those tickets?

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ARE FANS DISTRACTED BY MOBILE PHONES?

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There is a disturbing trend developing in sports: fans are no longer fans. Sports fans have become so preoccupied tweeting, texting, taking pics on their mobile phones — curating and sharing their experience — they have become “digitally distracted” according to New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott.

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