While the “bubble” formats have effectively neutralized home court (or ice), MLB teams are still logging miles across the country. An interesting piece from Fan Graphs takes a look at early returns on MLB, where it kinda-sorta looks like empty stadiums are neutralizing home field advantage a bit. Reminds me of this interesting piece from ESPN, which examines two historical drops in home court advantage: the rise of chartered air travel and the changing landscape of digital hook-up culture. In short, the author suggests that not having to go out to bars and nightclubs to meet romantic partners has lead to better rested players. As I said, interesting.