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That team is This book gave good insight into the pros and cons of all that has gone wrong with baseball since I can't say I'm impressed with Costas' baseball knowledge. I've always known him to be knowledgeable about baseball. He being the author was the main reason I read this book. It's too bad this is Costas' only baseball book. This book captures Costas' passion about the game and reveals his recipe for improving the game.
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Add to Cart. Arrives by Monday, Sep Pickup not available. Product Highlights From his perspective as a journalist and a true fan, Bob Costas, NBC's award-winning broadcaster, shares his views on the forces that are diminishing the appeal of Major League Baseball and proposes realistic changes that can be made to protect and promote the game's best interests.
About This Item We aim to show you accurate product information. Manufacturers, suppliers and others provide what you see here, and we have not verified it. See our disclaimer. From his perspective as a journalist and a true fan, Bob Costas, NBC's award-winning broadcaster, shares his unflinching views on the forces that are diminishing the appeal of major league baseball and proposes realistic changes that can be made to protect and promote the game's best interests.
In this cogent--and provocative--book, Costas examines the growing financial disparities that have resulted in nearly two-thirds of the teams in major league baseball having virtually no chance of contending for the World Series. As such,it is a good time to re-examine some of the more contentious labor-management issues. The belief that baseball exists in a free market is completely non-sensical. Baseball enjoys many restrictive covenants e. I am an unabashed Bob Costas fan.
While not likely, I would second that sentiment. Amazon 4. He also produces Studio 42 for the network. This program, which garnered an Emmy Nomination for Best Weekly Sports Show, takes a detailed looks at various historical games, teams, and situations. Tags: costas , revenue sharing , salary cap. I read Fair Ball when it first came out. The thing I remember most about it was its cogent arguement against the wild card. This is because there needs to be enough teams per division , and enough games played between rivals for the same pennant, for pennant races to develop.
I have another solution, create 2 eight team divisions per league. In each league, the top 4 in one division play the top 4 in the other. Same for the bottom 4.