Its a pretty interesting article .
Some of the points made :
A study by the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida showed the number of Hispanic players has doubled since 1990, up to 29.4% as of last season. Baseball has become "highly dependent" on Latin America, says Adrian Burgos Jr., author of "Playing America's Game: Baseball, Latinos and the Color Line."
But where the public gets soaked the most is in the construction of new ballparks. Nineteen new stadiums have been built in the past 15 years, with six more on the way. And with only one exception, those new parks are largely or entirely funded with tax dollars. "They don't have to pay for the stadium, and they don't have to pay property taxes," says Neil deMause, author of "Field of Schemes: How the Great Stadium Swindle Turns Public Money Into Private Profit." "But they get to keep the gate receipts. Does that seem fair?" It's not chump change either; deMause says the new Yankee Stadium will cost $1.3 billion to build (though the team initially told the city it would run $800 million), with roughly half covered by local, state and federal tax money.
And where the Olympics has spent almost $10 million trying to develop a reliable test for human growth hormone, baseball gave only one $500,000 grant, to Don Catlin of the Anti-Doping Research Institute. "It can be done," Catlin says, "but I'm not sure it can be done for the budget we have." (A spokesperson for Major League Baseball declined to comment.)