Is the National Anthem Important to Sports?

There are a lot of stereotypes regarding the national anthem being sung at the beginning of major sporting events. In their review of the film Mystery, Alaska, the New York Times referred to Little Richard’s incredibly slow rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” as “an amusing satirical touch.” But Mystery was not the first movie to […]

The 10 Most Insane Baseball Traditions

Mayor Martin J. Walsh of Boston recently made headlines when he voiced his desire to ban the use of “smokeless tobacco” products from Fenway Park. According to Boston Red Sox owner John Henry, the idea is a good one. There are many solid reasons for this, largely pertaining to cancer and other diseases that can […]

Sports Contracts with Odd Stipulations

It’s no secret that most major sports leagues are run like a business. That’s partly why, especially in a relatively dead time of year when most major sports are in the offseason, a good portion of the sports news you’ll read pertains to front office happenings. But the front office isn’t always great at what […]

MLB Rookies Looking Good This Season

Back in January, MLB.com published a list of MLB rookies they thought could vie for the title of Rookie of the Year this season. This list was naturally a little bit preemptive, having been published well before the start of the regular season. And while we’re only a couple of months in right now, we […]

MLB’s Most Valuable Teams

Forbes recently put out an article where they discussed the monetary value of Major League Baseball, which was estimated to be around $36 billion in total. The average monetary worth of each individual team is estimated to be around $1.2 billion. To arrive at these figures, Forbes had to look at a massive amount of […]