Showing posts with category "baseball"

Playoff Roulette

Jeffrey Beckmann at BleacherReport presents a slideshow of the "50 Best Teams" not to win a World Series.  Of the teams on this side of 1950, the 1996 Braves

February 16, 2022
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major league baseball

"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.

February 16, 2022
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baseball

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 H-Town." Many turns to the story -- hiring

February 16, 2022
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major league baseball

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

February 16, 2022
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baseball

"As Stadiums Vanish, Their Debt Lives On"

Ken Belson digs into the financial legacy of the Meadowlands Sports Complex in today's New York Times.  In short, it's a money loser, with $266 million in

February 16, 2022
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stadium subsidies

Problems in St. Louis' Downtown Revitalization.

A couple of weeks ago, Skip had a post on the lack of development beyond the left-field wall at St. Louis' Busch stadium. The vacant field, seen clearly in

February 16, 2022
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economic development

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

February 16, 2022
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arbitration

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

February 16, 2022
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arbitration

Why Study Sports Economics?

I am a bit late to the party on this. About two weeks ago, Justin Wolfers wrote his thoughts on why people study sports economics. Summarizing Wolfers' key

February 16, 2022
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academia

Is Kobe Like Mike?

Also posted at WagesofWins.com

February 16, 2022
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general

Are Stadiums and Players Complements in Production?

Teams seeking public subsidies commonly claim that building a new stadium will improve the team's revenue flow, allowing it to acquire more talent and improve

February 15, 2022
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capital

"Carnival-like monstrosity"

The Marlins beat the Cubs 5-2 last night, spoiling another good effort by Ryan Dempster.  Dempster, who hurt himself with a throwing error in the game, is now

February 15, 2022
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baseball