San Francisco Giants

The Giants Win! How Team Chemistry Trumped Statistics
October 29, 2012

Three reasons San Francisco prevailed over the Detroit Tigers

Why the Nationals’ Playoff Loss Was the Best Thing That Could Have Happened to Washington Sports
October 15, 2012

The Washington Nationals' heartbreaking loss Friday night could end up solidifying its fanbase.

The Week in Strange and Small Super PACs: Not-So-Small Edition
July 23, 2012

Playtime’s over. This week’s roundup of new Congressional and Senate super PACs includes big spenders and big names, like former Newt Gingrich benefactor Sheldon Adelson; Harold Simmons, one of this election cycle’s top donors; a key financier of Jon Huntsman’s presidential super PAC; and Citizens United lawyer James Bopp. Freedom PAC Supports Rep. Connie Mack (R), Florida U.S. Senate candidate Freedom PAC hadn’t even existed for two weeks before it dumped a moderate $50,000 into ads for Florida Senate hopeful Connie Mack. And there’s plenty more where that came from.

Why Baseball is the Best—And Least Exploitative—American Sport
March 31, 2012

Since the 1960s, professional football has supplanted baseball as our nation’s favorite sport—generating higher revenue and better television ratings. And, as the past few weeks have demonstrated, college basketball has captured the attention and diminished the productivity of the American workforce in ways baseball does not. But let’s not confuse popularity with superiority. Major League Baseball (MLB), the oldest spectator team sport in the nation, has become the most affordable and least exploitative one—and its labor relations are remarkably harmonious, too.