The economic benefits are a home run that never came, and never should have been expected.
Opening Day and a bad New York Times op-ed are timely reminders that much of what ails professional baseball is the intrusion of government.
Taxpayers already spend millions to build minor league ballparks. Sen. Richard Blumenthal thinks they should financially support the teams, too.
These Cities Built Minor League Ballparks With Taxpayer Money. Now They Don't Have Teams To Play in Them.
A reshuffling and reduction of Major League Baseball's feeder system means spending taxpayer money on stadiums looks even more foolish than it was before.
Some parents with valuable skills will find some way to transmit those skills to their children, and some children will find ways to learn them from parents.
Playing baseball in the uncanny valley
A new documentary chronicles the defeat of a grassroots protest to halt the Texas Rangers' subsidized stadium deal.
But then, those stadiums weren't likely to bring the growth the cities wanted in the first place.
Plus: A majority of Americans support policing reforms, say goodbye to Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben, and more....
Administration appears to value hardline Cuba stance over ballplayer safety.
These Three Cities Spent $70 Million on Stadiums to Lure Minor League Baseball Teams. They All Struck Out.
Across the country, minor league teams are exploiting civic enthusiasm for small town sports.
Harper considered signing with two California-based teams, but he would have had to pay millions more to the taxman.
Taxpayers Will Pay $1 Million to Tear Down $18 Million Baseball Stadium That Predictably Failed to Rejuvenate Camden
The stadium never turned a profit and the team skipped town when local officials decided to start charging rent.
Congress kneecapped minor league ballplayers' lawsuit with last week's omnibus bill. Even if that was the right thing to do, the way it was done is wrong.
Is Edgar Martinez the Gary Johnson of baseball? No, but his inevitable election to Cooperstown can teach us something useful about politics.
Loria is determined to squeeze every last dollar out of any fan foolish enough to believe his promises.
The Cuban defector and Chicago White Sox star's bizarre tale is indicative of how ridiculous immigration policy can be.
And how baseball can explain complicated pension math.
Sarasota-area officials want to hand over tens of millions for a spring training facility without letting taxpayers have a say.
80 percent of Chicago aldermen blew off the annual ethics board hearing after it ruled they had to buy tickets on the open market like everybody else.
Maybe it should, but that's not how government works.
The father-to-be was one of three killed in a late-night boating accident.
Disastrous financial dealings and flirtations with fascism set the stage for his planned run for the presidency.
Freedom of expression and a tolerance for ideas that might offend are American ideals worth fighting for.
Neighboring businesses don't want the competition.
Voters supported funding parks, but not a billionaire's ballpark.
One of baseball's weirdest players ever wants to be chief executive of America's crunchiest state.
Small-town Southern taxpayers subsidize minor league ballparks for baseball's worst team.
The supposed advocate for smaller government sought $75 million from the state for his failed video game venture.
Ken Burns promises a look at the man behind the mythical barrier-breaking ballplayer. It's about time.
Perpetually broke Hartford bets big-and stupid-on minor-league ballpark.
Starting today, professional ballplayers at Dodger Stadium will be legally prohibited from chewing tobacco, because of hypocritical local pols who recognize no restraint on their power
The Big Apple becomes the latest city to embrace "over-legislating the human race" at sporting events.
Cubs Manager Joe Maddon, on Chicago's New Tobacco Ban: 'I'm not into over-legislating the human race'
Grown man in uniform makes considerably more sense than Chicago politicians