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Soccer in Seattle

A bit behind on this, but the new MLS team in Seattle (The Sounders) have sold more season tickets (per

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Congratulations to the Rockies

While many pundits expound on the Mets' phenomenal collapse and the Phillies' race to the top of the NL East,

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Does Baseball’s Salary Arbitration Process Reduce Player Performance and Weaken Player-Club Relationships?

Guest Post by John Budd Previous research on Major League Baseball’s final-offer salary arbitration process has found that players who

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Home Plate Collisions -- Baseball or Rugby?

Warning: Readers who think about sports rules and practices solely as "that's the way it has been so that's the

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Stub Hub and MLB Ticketing

This week's issue of the Sports Business Journal has an interesting article about ticket sales for MLB and the relationship

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Playoff Roulette

Jeffrey Beckmann at BleacherReport presents a slideshow of the "50 Best Teams" not to win a World Series.  Of the

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Latin (Baseball) Economics

A TSE reader, Jeff Baird, steered my attention toward an Economist article on Draft Dodgers No More: Can The Dominican

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PEDs and Quality of Competition

In a recent TSE post, Brian writes: The league’s testing procedure (“analytic evidence”) uncovered only 13 users from 2009 to

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Ticket Prices and Team Quality

The Kansas City Royals have raised ticket prices for next season by 15%. This announcement comes on the heels of

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A Report From the Cutting Edge

This just in: remember that image of baseball front office types as slow-witted dinosaurs who had to be dragged kicking

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RIP Thomas Roberts

Thomas Roberts, the arbitrator who found MLB teams had colluded in the free agent market in the mid 1980's (and

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The World is Not Enough

Ryan Jazayerli at Grantland offers a thorough and insightful survey of the demise of the Astros in "Rock Bottom in

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