Showing posts with category "performance enhancement"

A Few Words about the Late Ronald Coase and Sports

The Nobel laureate economist Ronald Coase died last Monday at age 102.  Coase's important contribution to economics was in showing the importance of

February 16, 2022
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invariance hypothesis

Steroid Use and HOF Debate Heats Up

This afternoon, MLB.com posted the results of this year's Hall of Fame balloting.  This has been an ongoing interest of mine partly because of the hotly

February 16, 2022
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mlb

Enhanced Human Performance

There has been quite a bit of discussion about drug taking, gene doping and what we mean by 'artificial' enhancements to human performance at The Sports

February 16, 2022
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doping

The Eyes Have It

A recent Los Angeles Times has an article on exercises and technology which are helping baseball players see the ball better. A sample:

February 16, 2022
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invariance hypothesis

Gene Doping - The New Frontier of Doping

This morning's Kansas City Star has an interesting piece on the new frontier of doping: gene doping. The whole article is worth a read, but here are the

February 15, 2022
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doping

Fans Care about PED Use -- Sometimes

What spurred the public's negative view of the use of PEDs?  Why have MLB and pro cycling received much more attention than the NFL?  Some would say fans don’t care, even in the MLB and cycing case...

May 12, 2020
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cycling

Oscar Pistorius CAS decision

The fellows over at The Science of Sport have been quick to bring us a link to the CAS ruling in the case of 'blade runner' Oscar Pistorius, as well as some scientific commentary on the decision. T...

May 12, 2020
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performance enhancement

Sports Economics Test Question

Suppose that next season, Derrek will be worth $5,000,000 to the Mets and will be worth $3,000,000 to the Cubs. Suppose that negotiations between any of the parties is costless and that both teams ...

April 12, 2020
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invariance hypothesis

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, particularly in the AL.  He samples data from Re...

March 7, 2020
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mlb