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Derek Helling

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Derek Helling is a freelance writer who covers the intersections of sport and business, culture and law. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, double-majoring in Journalism & Mass Communications and Sport Studies. As a fan, he follows Hawkeye athletics, Major League Baseball, the Florida Panthers and the Miami Heat.

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Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 58: Derek Jeter Buys the Marlins

Goodbye Jeffrey Loria, hello Jeets! That's right, Derek Jeter buys the Marlins to end that long, dragged out team sale. Well, him and a dozen or so other deep-pocketed folks looking to get in on sports team ownership....

Crowding the Plate Episode 57: 2017 Player Weekend Shenanigans

This season is introducing a strange phenomenon in Major League Baseball. For one weekend, the teams will wear goofy looking jerseys and players will be given full reign to be as creative and silly...