Baseball fans around the world rejoice: Mighty Casey will get another chance. The players and owners reached a historic collective bargaining agreement this afternoon, averting the ninth work stoppage in the sport's history.
More than a few publicly traded companies were biting their nails as the future of the 2002 season hung in the balance. Let's go over a few of these Cracker Jack stocks.
While a few companies have ownership ties with individual major league teams, they're usually large conglomerates with more going on than a 3-2 count with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth. In short, News Corp
Smaller companies would have taken even bigger relative hits. After hailing the large number of paying fantasy-baseball customers earlier this year, SportsLine
Don't forget companies that rely on the strength of baseball's merchandising. From athletic-apparel makers to sporting-goods retailers, baseball is more than just a game. And more than just fans are welcoming the "play ball" cry from the home-base umpire.