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Marlins shed All-Star talent; fans feel betrayed

Nov 23, 2012
MLB Commissioner Bud Selig approved a trade this week that sent the Miami Marlins' highest-priced talent to the Toronto Blue Jays. This comes not long after taxpayers built the Marlins a fancy new stadium.
Posted In: Sports, MLB, baseball, Florida

Detroit, San Francisco housing a big hit these days

Oct 23, 2012
The Detroit Tigers take on the San Francisco Giants in first game of the World Series. Detroit has the auto industry, San Fran has the tech sector, but recently both cities have scored solid gains in their housing markets.
Posted In: baseball, Detroit, San Francisco

If it's a sellout, why are all those seats empty?

Sep 7, 2012
The Red Sox continue to extend their record-long streak of Fenway Park sellouts, even though there are many empty seats as the team struggles.
Posted In: baseball, Sports

When regulations change: From baseball to banking

Jul 20, 2012
Two years after the Dodd-Frank Law was enacted, many in the banking sector are still grumbling about the change in regulation. How does that compare to when the rules change in another American pastime: Baseball?
Posted In: baseball, regulation, Banks, Dodd-Frank law

The 'Moneyball' of baseball ticket pricing

Jul 9, 2012
Pro sports teams now use dynamic pricing to keep pace with ticket brokers like StubHub.
Posted In: business of sports, baseball, New York Mets, stubhub

Astrodome could get $270 million fix-up

May 24, 2012
Once touted as the Eighth Wonder of the World, the futuristic stadium might have a future as an events venue.
Posted In: Astrodome, baseball, Houston

Small Talk: Birthday clown, the oldest booze cruise?

May 11, 2012
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: 'Official' Dodgers fan ganja, recreating the world's oldest beer and Dominic Deville, the scary Swiss birthday clown.
Posted In: marijuana, Dodgers, baseball, shipwreck, beer, clown, birthdays, trauma

A new era for the L.A. Dodgers

May 2, 2012
The Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team is officially under new ownership now, ending Frank McCourt's reign. But he's not completely off the payroll yet.
Posted In: Sports, Dodgers, MLB, baseball

Ted Williams auction pulls in fans, investors

Apr 26, 2012
Ted Williams memorabilia goes on sale at Fenway Park, a chance to consider why we buy collectibles in the first place.
Posted In: baseball, auctions

Boston's Fenway Park turns 100

Apr 20, 2012
Nowadays, stadiums are put into bad parts of town to make them better. A century ago, the area called the "Fens" was bad -- real bad.
Posted In: Fenway Park, baseball, Boston Red Sox, boston

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