Sportico hires Forbes contributor Bloom

Barry Bloom

Barry Bloom, a sports business contributor for Forbes for the past two years, has been hired by the new sports business publication Sportico.

He started on Monday.

Bloom has written about professional sports since 1976. He joined Sportico after covering baseball on and off the field for from 2002 to 2018.

Previously to that, he worked for Bloomberg News and the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Bloom has been a voter for the National Baseball Hall of Fame since 1992 and in recent years has won five awards from the San Diego Press Club for best columns, news stories and features. His books include biographies of baseball’s Larry Bowa and Tony Gwynn, and he’s currently working on a project about the 1984-era San Diego Padres.