The New York Times published a fantastic op-ed today:
There are many reasons for the price explosion, but a critical factor has been the ability of businesses to write off tickets as entertainment expenses — essentially a huge, and wholly unnecessary, government subsidy.
These deductions have led to higher ticket prices in two ways. [...]
Last night, Joba Chamberlain entered the game in the seventh inning and promptly disposed of the impatient Adrian Beltre via ground out to close the frame. However, after returning to the mound to pitch the eighth inning, as well, even the most ardent Joba-to-the-pen supporter likely wondered about the young right-hander’s future. Out of [...]
Over the weekend, there were two pieces on Boston.com that caught my eye.
Both were on the ever controversial subject of Ultimate Zone Rating, or UZR for short. One was very well reasoned and objective. One was, well, less so.
The first was from old friend Pete Abraham and it was, as Moshe [...]
The first game of 2010 is in the books. The results for the Yankees were the same as they were in 2009. Now is a convenient time to mention that the Yankees lost the first two games of the 2009 season, and they lost a bunch at the start [...]
As I write this, the Yankees and Red Sox have not started their game yet. Kim Jones is currently running through the Yankee lineup and giving little anecdotes about each player. Before this game started, I wanted to write this, knowing it would go up today (Monday).
No matter what happens in the next [...]
This one started out in such promising fashion, too. Despite jumping out to a 5-1 lead behind their ace, CC Sabathia finally gave way in the sixth inning and the Yankee bullpen couldn’t hold a lead to save its life in the first game of the year, losing 9-7 [...]
The night started out promising for the Yanks and Jorge Posada, with his top of the 2nd inning HR off Josh Beckett that hit Fenway’s famed Pesky pole. It was the first HR of the 2010 season, and Curtis Granderson stepped up to the plate and soon thereafter hit the second blast of the nascent [...]
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