The Diamond Vision board at Dodger Stadium displayed Mikio Matsubayashi’s image when he visited the ballpark in this undated image. (Courtesy Kimberley Matsubayashi)
Mikio Matsubayashi’s obituary is brief and to the point. “He developed many lasting relationships and was highly respected in the sports marketing industry,” reads one passage in the piece, which ran in the Los Angeles Times after Matsubayashi died of cancer Feb. 2 at the age of 79.
Don Muret has been a reporter for 35 years, including 25 years in trade journalism at SportsBusiness Journal and the old Amusement Business magazine before joining VenuesNow in December 2017. Previously, he worked 10 years as a sports writer for multiple daily and weekly newspapers. The Cedar Rapids, Iowa native has a journalism degree from Drake University and attended graduate school at the University of Iowa. He’s a diehard Chicago Cubs fan and loves live music. Muret lives in Charlotte with his wife, Dana, and their two teenage daughters, Madeline and Carolyn.
Don can be reached at (704) 877-7399 or email@example.com
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