Taxpayers in the U.S. spent about $10 billion more on stadiums and arenas for professional sports teams than they forecast, according to a new book by Harvard University urban planning professor Judith Grant Long.
The top-selling T-shirt inside Milwaukee’s Miller Park doesn’t carry the name of Prince Fielder, whose 38 home runs were second in the National League, or Ryan Braun, whose .332 batting average trailed only Jose Reyes of the New York Mets.
The Milwaukee Brewers won Game 1 of the National League Championship Series by scoring six runs in the fifth inning to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-6 and keep Zach Greinke’s perfect home record intact.
The St. Louis Cardinals shut out the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 and the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 in 10 innings in fifth-game deciders to advance to the National League Championship Series.
The Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees 5-3 to tie their Major League Baseball playoff series at one game apiece, while the Milwaukee Brewers moved within a win of the National League Championship Series by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-4.