What You Don’t See When You Watch a Baseball Game

Those vendors that sell us hot dogs, peanuts, and Coke at a ball game are thinking about a lot more than the food and the score.

Econlife Quiz: Do You Know Your Baseball Economics

With the baseball season soon to start, the econlife team is looking at the money, the players, and even the music in our latest quiz.

What New Coke Could Teach Baseball

Baseball managers say that winning requires time consuming competitive strategies that conflict with the sport’s need to shorten game time and attract fans.

A Spring Training Dilemma

The battle was between Mesa, Arizona and Naples, Florida. It was the Cactus League vs. the Grapefruit League. Arizona’s homes for the Cactus League:   Florida’s homes for the Grapefruit League: Our story begins in 1952 when the Chicago Cubs…

Take Me Out to the Ball Game?

Fewer people are going to baseball games. Even with a new stadium and a winning season, the Yankees are luring fewer fans. According to Forbes, as of the end of June, stadium revenue was sinking for the Chicago Cubs, St…

Baseball Salaries and Taxes

There is a connection between baseball and President Obama’s budget proposals. Let’s start with USA Today’s baseball salary database. For 2011, at $32 million, NY Yankees’ 3rd baseman Alex Rodriguez earns the most; #2 is LA Angels’ outfielder Vernon Wells…