September 9, 2020

Two National Championships. Ten BCS Bowl games. Three National College Football Playoffs. 14 Big Ten Championships. Three Rose Bowls. A 19-10-1 record against Michigan. 

These are the stats over 30 years of Ohio State football that encompassed the coaching tenures of Jo...

August 26, 2020

Can we create the most entertaining baseball team of all time? To do this, we'll want to think beyond just dominant on-the-field performance. We'll want dominance, sure, but something more entertaining than just the sledgehammer dominance of the 1927 Yankees (too borin...

August 12, 2020

An Investment of the Heart

Investing in a sports team as a spectator can be stupid and painful. When you do so, you’re investing your happiness in something over which you have no control, giving the reins to your heart over to something that, even statistically (in mos...

May 6, 2020

During the height of the COVID-19 quarantine, the Washington Nationals, their coaches, and a few ex-members got together to celebrate their 2019 World Championship with a rollicking Zoom call streamed live on Facebook. It gave us a glimpse inside the personalities of t...

March 5, 2020

Even before revelations around the Astros' cheating en route to the 2017 World Series, 2018 ALCS, and possibly the 2019 World Series, began to dominate the baseball universe, making the Nationals' 2019 World Series victory all the more remarkable, the Nationals' run to...

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...

December 10, 2019

With a capacity of up to 110,000, Ohio State boasts one of the most intimidating home-field environments in college football. But which games this century have been most intimidating at the 'Shoe?

Crowd Noise in College Football

Unlike most other sports, college football...

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...

June 18, 2019

The 2019 cohort of America’s college graduates are entering the workforce with no memories of a time when Michigan football was consistently competitive with Ohio State. For those of us who experienced the 1990s, this reality is hard to contemplate. While it’s easy to...

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...

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