Holiday Mailbag 1: How promotional giveaways are scheduled; Do new stadium surveys even matter!?

We’ve been nominated in two categories for the Sports Podcast Awards! Best Baseball Podcast – Best Sports Business Podcast! You can vote for us here:

Today’s word of the day is ‘mailbag’ as in Christmas as in Kwanza as in New Years as in it’s holiday mailbag time because NPDS is out of the country. But, the show goes on! How are giveaways done? Who makes up the schedule? Why are certain items given away on a day? Who plans it? What is a new stadium survey? Do they even matter? Do teams just send them out for funsies? A lifelong Clevelander asked about stadium renovations. The Guardians are removing the upper deck seats and adding partytime playhouses. Does this mean teams now are under the impression that smaller is better? Who are the top 5 athletes I’d want to take on a weekend vacation… interesting. Walking about the stadium and Guaranteed Rate Field doesn’t allow you to walk around the lower concourse. Why is that? They have more food options and I want to explore the stadium.

0:00 – Intro
0:55 – Giveaway schedule
15:03 – New Stadium Survey
26:40 – Stadium renovations
34:05 – Top 5 Athletes on a weekend away
41:00 – Walking around the stadium

– Visit:

‘Nothing Personal’ is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Audacy app, and wherever else you listen to podcasts.

-LEAVE a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts:

-STREAM on Spotify:


-FOLLOW NPDS on Twitter:

-FOLLOW NPDS on Instagram:


Tracking Document: