Will we have a Major League Baseball team to cover here at Broadway Sports Media soon? The answer to that question is a resounding “yes” if Music City Baseball has anything to say about. That is the name of the group that has been working to bring a team to Nashville. On Wednesday they announced that Justin Timberlake has joined the group as an investor.
Timberlake released this statement:
“I am thrilled to be involved in the movement to bring Major League Baseball to the great state of Tennessee.” I believe in Music City Baseball’s vision of linking baseball and music in a unique way to unite and entertain people and I am excited to help generate awareness throughout the community as we share our vision for bringing MLB to Music City.”
John Loar, the leader of Music City Baseball had this to say about JT joining the team:
“I reached out to Justin’s management group and and we’ve been working with Justin for over six months. “I think he’s passionate about sports and he’s interested in the entertainment angle that we’re presenting in building a world class entertainment district, which includes a ballpark. Incorporating music and sports is interesting to him.”
The roster of people leading the charge to bring an MLB team to Nashville is very impressive with names like Dave Stewart, Tony La Russa, and Dave Dombrowski. There are a lot of logistics that need to be worked through before Nashville gets a Major League team, but you have to feel confident with the group they have put together.
It was announced earlier that the team will be called the Nashville Stars as a tip of the cap to the rich Negro League history in Nashville.
Are you excited about the possibility of Major League baseball team in Nashville?