Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?
ESPN had an interesting article today about how high gas prices are affecting sports. Everyone from kids' soccer teams to pro football players are feeling it. The bad economy is making itself felt in the sports world. The only ones happy are the marlin. No, not the Marlins. The fish. People can't afford to charter fishing boats any more, which is good news for fish.
It reminded me of this article, from last year. It's about which sports are worst for the environment.
When people think about energy used and carbon dioxide emitted for spectator sports, they tend to think of the stadium lights, or the Jumbotron, or maybe the planes flying teams across the country. But the real problem is the fans, who drive from miles away to attend the game. That makes baseball one of the worst sports for the environment.
Baseball? Why baseball? Simply because there are so many games. Football games may be big spectacles, but each stadium hosts just eight games a year. In comparison, a MLB stadium hosts over 80 games. Even though all the games may not be sold out, that's heck of a lot more driving.
Of course, with the Yankees, many fans use public transportation to attend their games. And not just the fans. Some of the players do, too.
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