Monthly Archives: July 2012

Slowly but Surely, International Basketball Catching Up to US

by Andrew Mooney One of the biggest yawn-fests of a story in the buildup to this year’s Olympic basketball tournament was the idle bantering between this year’s US team and the original Dream Team from 1992. It seemed fitting that … Continue reading

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COSTAS: The Weighted Olympic Medal Count

by Andrew Mooney A couple of days ago, I wrote about a different way to think about the traditional Olympic medal standings, which reflected the unevenness of the playing field from which athletes from all over the world come to … Continue reading

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Winning Golds without Gold: An Economic Analysis of the Medal Standings

by Andrew Mooney This post can also be seen on Boston.com here. The Olympics are, to a large extent, rigged from the outset. The countries that have made regular appearances at the top of the medal standings at the last … Continue reading

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Retired Number Series: Cincinnatti Reds

by Theo Gerome This post can also be seen at Hot Corner Harbor here. July brings with it the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and Barry Larkin, a more-than-worthy player, finally saw his name added to Cooperstown yesterday. With the history … Continue reading

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Swimming on Steroids: The Suits That Brought Down Records

By Andrew Mooney This post can also be seen on Boston.com here. The 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing were remarkable for many reasons—the opening ceremonies, the human rights controversies, the Redeem Team—but the signature moments many Americans will remember came … Continue reading

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How Big Should the Baseball Hall of Fame Be?

by Theo Gerome This post can also be seen at Hot Corner Harbor here. It seems like an eternity ago that we had the 2012 Hall of Fame elections, but this weekend, Barry Larkin and Ron Santo will finally be … Continue reading

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Hall of Fame Musings: Figuring out the Median Positional Players in the Hall of Fame

by Nick Jaroszewicz Later this month, Barry Larkin and Ron Santo will join 297 other players, executives and managers in the Baseball Hall of Fame. There is always a long discussion on whether a certain player is a Hall of … Continue reading

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