MARKET BALL – MARKETS

“DIVERSITY” … within “CONFORMITY” …

“E Pluribus Unum – “out of many one)

NOT ONE SIZE FITS ALL (MICRO-small-niche-boutique-choices) …

YET “ECONOMY[ies] of SCALE” (MACRO-large-costco-MASS convenience)

SELF-ISH “INTERESTS” BUIDED in “FREE ENTERPRISE” …

INDIVIDUAL “FRANCHISES” (invisible hand-fingers)

in “LEAGUE” (collective bound) … COLLECTIVE COLLABORATION … HAND-FIST

“PARADOX-ical” … HYBRID …

UNIQUE “MONOPOLY” PROTECTED FROM “ANTI-TRUST” LAW

COLLUSION (collective) … with COMPETITION (customerS-choice) …

SIMULTANEOUS CORPORATE-INDUSTRY “COMPETITION” and “CONSUMER PROTECTION”

LIKE “AMERICA” … both “IDEA” (abstract) … “INSTITUTION” (concrete)

OWNERSHIP … “franchises” independently owed COMPETITION in “league”-CARTEL … “tribal” CONFEDERATION

“TEAMS” (“franchises” … pluribus) … “tribes” combined … “NATION” (unum)…

FREE to act (independent & diverse) in CONCERT (voluntary, collective uniformity)

METROPOLIS and “MONOPOLY” – New York – PREVIOUS Bronx YANKEES – BROOKLYN DODGERS – GIANTS … METS (Queens)

WERE ALL PART of “NEW YORK” MARKET … ONE BASKET … (many egs)

UNTIL “EXODUS” … a “NATIONAL” MARKET (s) … “BE FRUITFUL and MULTIPLY” …

“DIVERSIFICATION”MANY BASKETS … (more eggs) … the MORALITY of MORE

PART “MONOPOLY” (power “concentrated” … limit-less)

PART ANTI-MONOPOLY (competition … anti-collusion … limited)

CONFLICT and COLLABORATION

DIVERSITY of MARKET …

EXODUS and EXPANSION …

ALL DIFFERENT “MARKETS” … WITH DIFFERENT “AGENDAS” and “INTERESTS” … SPORTING (competition) … BUSINESS (commerce) … CULTURE (community) …

BOSTON … PHILADELPHIA … CHICAGO … ST. LOUIS … Kansas City … WASHINGTON D.C. … ATLANTA … MIAMI … TAMPA … HOUSTON … DALLAS … etc …

“AGENDAS” … “INTERESTS” … EXPECTATIONS …

SPORTING – “CHAMPIONSHIPS” … “titles” …

BUSINESS – PROFITS … owners and players … commerce … contracts and contractors … intangible … personal … infrastructure … concrete

CULTURE … entertainment … “pursuit of happiness” … STADIA … merchandising … customer “satisfaction” …

MARKETS … global … regional … local …

e.g. GLOBAL (e.g. Seattle – Japan …owned by Nintendo …

ZERO SUM” (I win, you lose) … “RISING TIDE” (lifts all boats) …

e.g. WEST COAST … CALIFORNIA … GIANTS vs DODGERS … A’s vs ANGELS … GIANTS vs A’s … DODGERS vs ANGELS … N.L.: DODGERS … PADRES … DIAMONDBACKS (Arizona) … COLORADO