Showing posts with category "baseball"

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 Yogi Berra.

November 29, 2022
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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 exhausting at the same time. All competitive athletes see this fact.

December 3, 2022
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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 surprised by the quality of play overall.

December 2, 2022
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Why Can't Cubs Fans Watch Scheduled Cubs Broadcasts on WGN?

It's hard to find WGN on DirectTV in America. All of your questions like the correct WGN DirectTV channel to watch sports on TV and what channel is DirectTV

November 30, 2022
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The Strike Zone as a Probability Density Function

The strike zone in baseball is supposed to be the area above the plate and between the batter's armpits and knees.  Seems simple enough, but  John Palmer

December 2, 2022
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"Who Scores Games by Hand Anymore?"

The NYTimes has an article about keeping score at baseball games.

December 3, 2022
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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 read the headline to this post which is the headline to this St.

November 29, 2022
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Faking = Cheating? The Curious Case of Derek Jeter

As anyone other than the home plate umpire watching Wednesday night could easily determine, both from the loud "doink" of the ball hitting the bat as well as

November 29, 2022
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The Perils of Revenue Sharing

This report from ESPN highlights one of the incentive problems associated with revenue sharing. According to leaked financial documents, the Pittsburgh

December 4, 2022
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Amateur Baseball Players and International "Trade"

The Japanese called it a gentlemen's agreement. It looks more like collusion to me, and it's good to see the competition for good amateurs from any country.

December 4, 2022
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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 the Mets.  Prior to that, he had

December 4, 2022
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Arduous Arbitration

It's getting to be arbitration time in baseball. Each year a set of players and teams negotiate under the threat that a third party (a panel of three

November 25, 2022
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