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Baseball

February 16, 2020

MLB's bullying response to a Congressional statement defending small communities may be the worst, most callous, and most anti-baseball fan thing to come from the office of Commissioner Rob Manfred. And amid the many failings of his awful tenure as baseball commissione...

February 16, 2020

When Penn State fans chant “We Are…”, you might as well fill in the back end of the statement with “the Astros”. Based on this week’s events, the similarities between the attitudes of the Astros in 2020 and the attitudes of rioting Penn State fans in 2011 regarding the...

January 21, 2020

How good do you have to be to make the baseball Hall of Fame? The reality is that so many variables play into what makes one "worthy" of the Hall that there's no clean metric. Longevity matters. Leadership matters. Defense matters. Championships matter. But at the end...

June 27, 2019

For months now we've been collecting responses to a poll asking fans to rank their favorite Major League ballparks. The results are in!

1. PNC Park

2. Wrigley Field

3. AT&T Park

4. Fenway Park

5. Camden Yards

6. Dodger Stadium

7. Petco Park

8. Citizens Bank Park

9. Busch Stadiu...

June 20, 2019

In 1989 Pete Rose was banned from baseball, and with his shunning lost any hope of ever being enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame, at least while alive. Mr. Rose has made it clear he would prefer enshrinement, but it is unlikely to happen soon.

Pete Rose's banishment...

June 18, 2019

While it's unclear exactly when baseball will expand next, robust conversations in Charlotte and Portland have crowned those cities the heir-apparent in MLB's future growth sweepstakes, the likely next destinations should the Marlins or Rays relocate, or baseball decid...

May 20, 2019

When Washington fired Dusty Baker in 2017 after leading the Nationals to first-round playoff exits following back-to-back 95 and 97-win seasons respectively, optimism that new manager Dave Martinez might infuse within the team a jolt of 21st-century analytics-fueled fi...

March 21, 2019

Capital Frontiers recently completed a comprehensive study of all 2,480 teams that have played a major league season since the World Series began in 1903. The analysis compared overall records, pythagorean runs-scored vs. runs-allowed metrics, consistency of performanc...

March 19, 2019

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February 25, 2019

Part One: The Corporate Game

Although it is no longer America’s highest-revenue sport, baseball is still known around the world as America’s “national pastime”. Because of its long season, it attracts more viewers than any other American sport. Because of the way it is...

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