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Fair Ball - A Fan's Case for Baseball

Bob Costas

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. 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. He argues that those who run baseball have missed the crucial difference between mere change and real progress. And he presents a withering critique of the positions of both the owners and players while providing insights on the wild-card system, the designated-hitter rule, and interleague play. Costas answers each problem he cites with an achievable strategy for restoring genuine competition and rescuing fans from the forces that have diluted the sheer joy of the game. Balanced by Costas's unbridled appreciation for what he calls the "moments of authenticity" that can still make baseball inspiring, Fair Ball offers a vision of our national pastime as it can be, a game that retains its traditional appeal while initiating meaningful changes that will allow it to thrive into the next century. From the Hardcover edition.

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. 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. He argues that those who run baseball have missed the crucial difference between mere change and real progress. And he presents a withering critique of the positions of both the owners and players while providing insights on the wild-card system, the designated-hitter rule, and interleague play. Costas answers each problem he cites with an achievable strategy for restoring genuine competition and rescuing fans from the forces that have diluted the sheer joy of the game. Balanced by Costas's unbridled appreciation for what he calls the "moments of authenticity" that can still make baseball inspiring, Fair Ball offers a vision of our national pastime as it can be, a game that retains its traditional appeal while initiating meaningful changes that will allow it to thrive into the next century. From the Hardcover edition.
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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. 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. He argues that those who run baseball have missed the crucial difference between mere change and real progress. And he presents a withering critique of the positions of both the owners and players while providing insights on the wild-card system, the designated-hitter rule, and interleague play. Costas answers each problem he cites with an achievable strategy for restoring genuine competition and rescuing fans from the forces that have diluted the sheer joy of the game. Balanced by Costas's unbridled appreciation for what he calls the "moments of authenticity" that can still make baseball inspiring, Fair Ball offers a vision of our national pastime as it can be, a game that retains its traditional appeal while initiating meaningful changes that will allow it to thrive into the next century. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

3h 35m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:22


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:15


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:23


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:35


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:21


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:51


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:33


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:11


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:37


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:59


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:03


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:21


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:14


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:12


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:07


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:30


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:40


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:30