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E Wrong Side of History It s fascinating to read this tell most from an era and by a man who genuinely believes the nonsense baseball told 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 that said this is ike Marvin Miller s autobiography and John Helyar s Lords of the Realm an essential tome in understanding the history from which today s baseball business comes I was a preteen when the strike of 1981 #took place so my memories or opinions of Mr Kuhn have faded #place so my memories or opinions of Mr Kuhn have faded memory and further my preteen opinions of him are probably worthless Keeping in mind memoirs are generally self serving documents I was aware of this imitation but I didn t really care I read it as a history bookWhat s fascinating to read about his how Kuhn had to deal with some of baseball s colorful owners George Steinbrenner Charles FInley Ted Turner Bill Veeck and their Hang Loose Without Booze litany of shenanigans Kuhn could never find a happy medium with Finley and Veeck He seemed to develop a reasonable working relationship with Steinbrenner andate in his ten Interesting though a bit obviously one side. Rdball Kuhn reveals how the decisions were made and forthrightly challenges his detractors The commissioner offers many colorful anecdotes and strong reveals how the decisions were made and forthrightly challenges his detractors The commissioner offers many colorful anecdotes and strong about baseball’s greatest Challenges and Findings in Measuring the Behavioral Determinants of Obesity in Children in Europe legends from Jackie Robinson to Howard Cose. Kuhn was a self serving pompous jerk But the book is an interesting though pompous and self serving record of arguably the most important era in the history of the game For a palatable perspective try instead Marvin Miller s A Whole New Ball Game This book reads justike you would think Bowie Kuhn would talk He came across as pompous and righteous in print and on TV When Reading The Book I Could Hear His Voice Reading reading the book I could hear his voice reading book to me it was so much ike you would have thought he would have said and how he acted What the book does was so much ike you would have thought he would have said and how he acted What the book does cover a very difficult time in baseball with a ot of transition taking place and many new ideas and ways would be necessary to deal with them Obviously the book was written necessary to deal with them Obviously the book was written his point of view It did come across as self surving and made him ook CUISINE BORDELAISE, LES GRANDS CLASSIQUES CHAHUTES like he was on the right side of history and was always on high ground morally Even with this the book was fascinating and gave aot of detail and I found it an excellent book His chapter on Charles O Finley was worth reading by itself The infighting by the owners and how they tried to suppress Marvin Miller and the union was also really inter. When Bowie Kuhn became baseball commissioner in 1969 attendance at games was declining La photographie au reflex numrique pour les Nuls, grand format, 6e dition labor disputes were flaring and many teams were suffering from poor management and marketing Fifteen yearsater when Kuhn retired the sport wa. Esting You could feel the emotion on all sides of controversial problems in this book You would almost think that there was never a peaceful moment in baseball during his tenure If you can work through the self serving nature of the book it really gives you a ot of insight into the problems and how they were resolved for better or worse I highly recommend the book to any baseball fan When you talk about a tell all book from the perspective of a baseball executive Commissioner Bowie Kuhn s Hardball you talk about a tell all book from the perspective of a baseball executive Commissioner Bowie Kuhn s Hardball be considered the ultimate creation of such a curious subject Kuhn s hold no punches approach was elegantly told through 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 awyer and professional sports commissioner aspect of his career as both a awyer and professional sports commissioner I came onto the scene in the post Kuhn era I cannot judge as to how often Bowie was in the right or how often he re wrote history in this autobiography But I can say that I was convinced of Kuhn s motivations for serving baseball to the best of his abilities along with his ine of rationale His moment by m aka Th. S flourishing Kuhn had overseen tumultuous changes issuing from a challenge to the reserve clause the 1981 strike escalated salaries free agency and his controversial rulings on matters ranging from gambling to broadcasting In Ha.

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