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Fun Facts About New York Yankees Jerseys  

Most baseball fans are familiar with the classic Yankee greats like Derek Jeter, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, and

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The Future of American Legion Baseball Due to Covid-19

My oldest son played American Legion baseball this summer.  It was our first experience with it and I was pleasantly

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Anthony Rizzo's Call Up: Was the Timing a Good Signal for Cubs Fans?

The man that many consider the Cubs top prospect, slugging first baseman Anthony Rizzo, made his Cubs debut Tuesday against

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The Desire To Win

Let’s face it. A life in sports is exhilarating and fun, but we all know that it is challenging and

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Blown Saves and Loss Minimization

Textbook economic models of firms typically begin with the assumption that firms make decisions in order to maximize profits.  When

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"The Economic Impact of Cardinals Postseason on St. Louis is Unclear"

I'll admit right out of the box that I was excited, as only a sports economist can be, when I

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The Honeymoon is Already Over in Gwinnett

It wasn’t supposed to be this way. A consultant’s study used by county officials to justify spending $64 million on

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"Carnival-like monstrosity"

The Marlins beat the Cubs 5-2 last night, spoiling another good effort by Ryan Dempster.  Dempster, who hurt himself with

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Baseball General

"Who Scores Games by Hand Anymore?"

The NYTimes has an article about keeping score at baseball games. But today’s fans go to ballparks that feature upscale

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"Why Wrigley is Suddenly So Empty"

From the Wall Street Journal (HT Mark Stratton): On a Wednesday night in late July, the Chicago Cubs played the San

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An Application of the Backwards Bending Supply Curve

The law of supply says that when the price of a good rises, all else equal, the quantity supplied of

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Baseball Stadium Quirks

From Frank Deford at Sports Illustrated: Myself, speaking for students of baseball, I'm sorry, but in constructing some things, the

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