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How Small Market Teams Find Success

Kyle Tooley

The past sport’s year alone has seen two classifiable “small-market” teams make it to their respective championship games.  With the Kansas City Royals of the MLB and the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA, we see two different structures and formulas for building a championship team.  And actually, the methods should be different.  Small-market teams are affected differently in the MLB than they are in the NBA, and that has to do with how each league’s salary cap rules, or lack thereof, are set up.  But when it’s game seven and we have a team from New York or Los Angeles matching up against a team from Sacramento or San Antonio we have to ask the questions of how did this happen? How was a relatively poor team able to compete with teams that don’t have a money problem?

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Top 5 Beards In The MLB: 2014 Edition

It’s that time of year again. It gets darker sooner, the air is chillier and brisk, and baseball playoff beards spring up anew.  While the World Series may be over and the San Francisco Giants players are living up another championship title, it’s time to look back at this year’s great beards. Continue reading Top 5 Beards In The MLB: 2014 Edition