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Rodney Fort

In October, it’s not all about money

Money can’t buy you love. But how about a World Series ring? It’s a timely question for sports fans given that the New York Yankees, MLB’s highest-paid team with a $194.6-million payroll, are poised for a run at their 27th World Series title. Rodney Fort, an economics professor at Washington State University, told the Los […]

Major sports teams playing cities for big bucks

Congratulations, Salt Lake, you’re finally a big-league city.    It isn’t the presence of the Utah Jazz, a large university or the experience of staging an Olympics or the ensuing scandal that had worldwide ramifications that give you the distinction.    It took a controversy over a stadium.    “There isn’t a major city in […]