Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

Five Reasons Baseball is the Healthiest Sports League

August 7, 2010 by  
Filed under Business of Baseball

While the word “lockout” is being increasingly used in discussions about the NBA and NFL, and the NHL Players Association is still searching for an executive director, Major League Baseball is enjoying one of the most prosperous and competitive eras in its history.  Owners and players seem to be getting along, attendance is good, and division […]

“Bupkis” for Baseball Retirees? Where’s the Moral Outrage?

July 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Book Review, Business of Baseball

The number of multi-millionaires within the sport of baseball is well chronicled.   I naively imagined that all this wealth would trickle down to take care of the retired players who paved the way for today’s current players–a rising tide lifts all boats.   I was mistaken.   Fortunately, there is a book, A Bitter Cup of Coffee: How MLB […]

Why MLB Does Not Need a Salary Cap

July 11, 2010 by  
Filed under Business of Baseball

Over the past few weeks, we have had feverish debates on Books on Baseball about the need (or not) for some type of sweeping change to enable the “havenots” (e.g. Pittsburgh, Kansas City) to compete on a more level playing field with the “haves” (e.g. Yankees, Red Sox). We are very fortunate to have an expert to […]

Fair Ball: A Fan’s Case for Baseball by Bob Costas

June 28, 2010 by  
Filed under Book Review, Business of Baseball

Bob Costas is one of America’s best-known baseball, and for that matter, sports broadcasters.  He has called numerous World Series, All Star, and League Championship games  His book, Fair Ball: A Fan’s Case for Baseball offers up thought-provoking and holistic solutions to help restore and maintain competitive balance in Major League Baseball.  The 2001 book has some parts which are dated, […]

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