Read JC’s Opening Day op-ed “What Really Ruined Baseball” in The New York Times.
Monday, April 2nd, 2007,
by JC and is filed under "Events ".
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I am surprised that in the NY Times article, you actually suggest that there is some way to know the “true” culprit of what ruined baseball. An interesting alternative explanation, yes; but to assert that it is truth is preposterous. The number of other potential explanations is vast. You do a disservice to economics as a field by suggesting that we can truly know the cause of something as general as what ruined baseball.
It’s on the op-ed page. There is no way that I can prove this to be the case anymore than I can prove Eve wasn’t made from the rib of Adam via divine intervention. I think that point is obvious. The evidence (which includes more than what I presented in the article) indicates to me that expansion played a big role in home run hitting and that steroids haven’t been nearly as important. That is merely my opinion, and I have no problem with anyone disagreeing with me.
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