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The Big Book

Why baseball stadiums are all a little bit different

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Jun 10, 2019
Long-time architecture critic Paul Goldberger says a baseball park "should feel like it's in that place and that place alone."
A general view as the national anthem is performed at Yankee Stadium on October 16, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City.
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The Big Book

How much would you pay for a "defaced" baseball card?

by Bridget Bodnar Mar 26, 2019
Turns out, quite a lot.
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As baseball's attendance and TV audience decline, its grassroots popularity is booming, study finds

by , and Feb 21, 2019
Reports of the national pastime's coming demise may be exaggerated.
A boy bats during baseball practice at the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy in Washington, DC, on May 7, 2018.
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Baseball sees a boost in players of all levels

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Feb 20, 2019
If you thought baseball was dead ... think again.
Cali Ann Kershaw throws out a ceremonial first pitch to her dad Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers as brother Charley Kershaw sits on the mound before the game against the Minnesota Twins at Dodger Stadium on July 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
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A-Rod takes a swing at selling baseball to Britain

by Anu Anand Nov 20, 2018
Former Yankee Alex Rodriguez chats about pitching America’s favorite pastime to the Brits.
Alex "A-Rod" Rodriguez at the BBC Studios in London.

When did middle relievers in baseball get so expensive?

by Andy Uhler Oct 1, 2018
And does the strategy of investing in a strong bullpen pay off?
Jason Hammel #49 of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays delivers a pitch against the New York Yankees on September 13, 2006 at Yankee Stadium in New York City.
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Major League Baseball's business is peanuts, Cracker Jack and TV sponsorship deals

by Andy Uhler Jul 17, 2018
Teams aren’t as worried about declining ticket sales because their fortunes aren’t as directly tied to the gate anymore, one analyst says.
A cameraman takes a shot of a bobble head Babe Ruth before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees at Fenway Park in Boston in 2015.
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Fewer people are taking their families out to the ballgame this year

by Andy Uhler Jul 16, 2018
Watching the game on TV has made it a lot easier to stay home.
A pair of fans sit in a large section of empty seats during a rain delay before the game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on April 15, 2018, in Cincinnati.
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How to be a...

How to be an umpire

by Eliza Mills Apr 13, 2018
No, yelling "safe" at the TV doesn't count.
Carlos Guillen of the Seattle Mariners gets called out by umpire Rich Rieker during a game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington.
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For some minor league baseball players, wages can seem like peanuts

by Mitchell Hartman Apr 5, 2018
Congress's Save America's Pastime Act may pre-empt a lawsuit challenging teams over player pay.
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