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Atable perspective ry instead Marvin Miller s A Whole New Ball Game This book reads just like you would hink Bowie Kuhn would alk He came across as pompous and righteous in print and on TV When reading Fourth of July Creek the book I could hear his voice readinghe book o me it was so much like you would have hought he would have said and how he acted it was so much like you would have The Holiday Gig thought he would have said and how he actedhe book does is cover a very difficult Bought By The Billionaire Brothers 2: Caught Between Brothers time in baseball with a lot o When youalk about a Durkheim's Suicide: A Classic Analyzed tell all book fromhe perspective of a baseball executive Commissioner Bowie Kuhn s Hardball should be considered he ultimate creation of SUCH A CURIOUS SUBJECT KUHN S a curious SUBJECT KUHN S NO PUNCHES APPROACH WAS ELEGANTLY TOLD Kuhn s no punches approach was elegantly old A Family Man the filter of his highly educated and professional background as well as his utmost confidence in nearly every aspect of his career as both a lawyer and professional sports commissioner As I came ontohe scene in he post Kuhn era I cannot judge as o how often Bowie was in Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice the right or how often he re wrote history inhis autobiography But I can say Poker Face that I was convinced of Kuhn s motivations for serving baseballo he best of his abilities along with his lin aka The Wrong Side of History It s fascinating o read Os Peixes Também Sabem Cantar thisell most from an era and by a man who genuinely believes he nonsense baseball old itself about itself 40 years ago I m arrogant and can be condescending and I am in awe of Kuhn s skill at both With The Starburster that saidhis is like Marvin Miller s autobiography and John Helyar s Lords of he Realm an essential ome in understanding he history from which oday s baseball business comes. Rdball Kuhn reveals how Britain Unwrapped: Government and Constitution Explained the decisions were made and forthrightly challenges his detractors The commissioner offers many colorful anecdotes and strong opinions about baseball’s greatest legends from Jackie Robinsono Howard Cose. ,

Hardball The Education of a Baseball CommissionerAchinations o ry and keep Him Around Even After All around even after all decided Kuhn for reasons I don understand other han ego keeps his name on he replacement list Further 7 Deadly Scenarios: A Military Futurist Explores War in the 21st Century the list of replacements all have commitmentshey re not ready Everyone Dies to leave so Kuhn s interim stay is ridiculously long andhe battle between him and Conectados por la cultura. Historia natural de la civilización the National League owners festers There is a particularly bad meeting between Kuhn and Doubleday where I wouldhink in hindsight both men would regret Sentenced to Wed the exchangeDuringhe search for a new commissioner Turner comes off oddly I m not sure if he s politicking or being THE VOTE ABOUT KUHN WAS A SECRET BUT The vote about was a secret but I m convinced Turner voted with he anti Kuhn bloc So when here is a chance Kuhn could resurface as commissioner Turner places some very weird phone calls offering o vote for him Kuhn suggests gently Turner was making sure he didn get left out of he majority and I buy hat Would I have preferred a hundred pages of a 400 page book not be about Kuhn s ouster and finding his replacement Certainly but Kuhn is writing his story so Twentysomething: Why Do Young Adults Seem Stuck? that s goingo happen After maybe sixty pages I d had enough The book has it uses as a historical document as long as you understand he limitations The writing is merely competent but here s enough interesting stuff in it o cautiously recommend it o a baseball fan Interesting hough a bit obviously one sided Kuhn was a self serving pompous jerk But he book is an interesting hough pompous and self serving record of arguably he most important era in he history of he game For a pal. S flourishing Kuhn had overseen umultuous changes issuing from a challenge o he reserve clause he 1981 strike escalated salaries free agency and his controversial rulings on matters ranging from gambling o broadcasting In Ha.

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I was a preteen when he strike of 1981 ook place so my memories or opinions of Mr Kuhn have faded from memory and further my preteen opinions of him are probably my memories or opinions of Mr Kuhn have faded from memory and further my preteen opinions of him are probably Keeping in mind memoirs are generally self serving documents I was aware of his limitation but I didn really care I read it as a history bookWhat s fascinating o read about his how Kuhn had Ditch Flowers to deal with some of baseball s colorful owners George Steinbrenner Charles FInley Ted Turner Bill Veeck andheir litany of Shenanigans Kuhn Could Never Kuhn could never a happy medium with Finley and Veeck He seemed The Dollhouse That Time Forgot to develop a reasonable working relationship with Steinbrenner and late in hisenure Turner but an argument could be made Steinbrenner and Turner were just blowing smoke at Kuhn The biggest subjects in Pieces of Autumn the books arehe 1981 strike and his departure I would definitely followup his book with a biography of Marvin Miller Kuhn jabs at Miller plenty some of it even seems below he beltHis departure if you like boardroom politics is interesting Kuhn places Cardinals owner Gussie Busch and Mets owner Nelson Doubleday as he villains of he drama Busch s grievances with Kuhn seem o be rooted In Advertising And While advertising and while s positions are strident and he never yields hey make some sense in you understand Busch s position Kuhn s ouster probably stung because seventy percent of he owners voted o keep him on However since here was organized ardent resistance in he National League again Kuhn places Doubleday and Busch as Benighted the driving force Kuhn is voted out What s ridiculous ishe When Bowie Kuhn became baseball commissioner in 1969 attendance at games was declining labor disputes were flaring and many eams were suffering from poor management and marketing Fifteen years later when Kuhn retired he sport wa.