Showing posts with category "mlb"

Baseball and the Economy: What Happened to TV Ratings?

Attendance at MLB games this past season was 6.9% lower than it had been the previous year. That is a HUGE drop. An intriguing question is, what happened?

August 9, 2022
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mlb

Bonus-Skimming in MLB

Don Coffin sends along two Chicago Trib links on the recent bonus-skimming scandal in MLB.

August 12, 2022
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marginal revenue product

Signs of Life in the Sports Economy

Spring training in Florida set an attendance record -- of sorts -- in 2010:

August 10, 2022
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mlb

Take Me Out to the (Newer) Ballpark

My wife and I recently visited the West Coast, affording me my first game at Dodger Stadium in 45 years.  While Brooklynites still despair the Dodgers exit

August 15, 2022
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mlb

Less is More

In his most recent post, Bill Simmons from ESPN Page 2 confesses Boredom with the Red Sox , laying the bulk of the blame on the length of MLB games,

August 13, 2022
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mlb

MLB Postseason Ticket Pricing

I am spending the weekend in the NYC area, so the New York Times is my local paper for the next couple of days. I came across an interesting tidbit in the NY

August 11, 2022
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antitrust

Baseball Beaning & Brawls

John Kruk and Eric Young provide a humorous analysis of the "right way to fight in baseball" following the Red Sox Kevin Youkilis charging of Detroit's Rick

August 14, 2022
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baseball

Baseball Healthy In Spite of Declining World Series Viewership

While Yankees v. Dodgers would been MLB’s dream television matchup for the World Series, the Red Sox v. Cardinals setup is likely better than most.  When

August 17, 2022
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mlb

Migration of the All-Star Game

In response to concerns about potential racial profiling of its players, 27% of whom are of Hispanic origin, the Major League Baseball Players Association

August 14, 2022
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economic impact

Estimates of MLB's "Stadium Effect"

A quick follow-up to Take Me Out to the (New) Ballpark.  I appreciate the comments and I find the shared experiences and emotions from teams/stadiums a

August 12, 2022
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attendance