Category sports

Ballplayers And Feminism

[I originally wrote this column on SportsFilter in June of 2009, when Donald Fehr retired from the MLBPA.  With the passing of Marvin Miller, it seems like an apropos topic, so I have copied it here.] Baseball has been a part of the fabric of American culture for as long as it has been around. […]

Today’s Daily Wisdom (Government Strikes Out)

Being the sports fan that I am, I appreciate Thomas Sowell combining it with the economy in his column today.  It’s a brilliant piece about how we analyze sports and politics totally differently, and that we might be better off if we looked at income statistics the way we look at sports statistics.  It’s hard […]

Sports And “Socialism”

Why American sports require a different model than European sports. (To get the blog up and running, here’s one I’ve had saved away for a while.) America is a capitalist nation, at its core.  Few will dispute that, regardless of what direction we may be headed these days.  Likewise, Europe is more socialist.  So how […]