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So there you have it--the MLB is clearly the most balanced American sports league [when looking...

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So there you have it--the MLB is clearly the most balanced American sports league [when looking solely at regular season data], and the NFL the least balanced, contrary to popular opinion. This tells us that there is something inherent in baseball that is generating a great deal of fairness for the teams that play, regardless of payroll disparity. This also raises the possibility that Baseball's "competitive balance problem" may be nothing more than a public relations problem (which isn't insignificant, it's just not a problem that can be fixed by modifying the distribution of payrolls). Readers: Before you bring up the issues of sample size and granularity regarding the use of Gini Coefficients, please read the whole piece. Continue reading at Rational Pastime...

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