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Ing sure he didn t get left out of the majority and I buy that Would I have preferred a hundred pages of a 400 page book not be about Kuhn s ouster and inding his replacement Certainly but Kuhn is writing his story so that s going to happen #after maybe sixty pages i d had enough #maybe sixty pages I d had enough book has it uses as a historical document as long as you understand the limitations The writing is merely competent but there s enough interesting stuff in it to cautiously recommend it to a limitations The writing is merely competent but there s enough interesting stuff in it to cautiously recommend it to a an This book reads just like 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 the book to me it was so much like you would have thought he would have said and how he acted What the book does is cover a very difficult time in baseball with a lot of transition taking place and many new ideas and ways would be necessary to deal with them Obviously the book was written rom his point of view It did come across as self surving and made him look like he was on the right side of history and was always on high ground morally Even with this the book was Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability fascinating and gave a lot of detail and Iound it an excellent book His chapter on Charles O Finley was worth reading by itself The infighting by the book His chapter on Charles O Finley was worth reading by itself The infighting by the and how they tried to suppress Marvin Miller and the union was also really interesting You could eel 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 lot of insight into the problems and how they were resolved or better or worse I highly recommend the book to any baseball American Hunger: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Washington Post Series fan. Rdball Kuhn reveals how the decisions were made andorthrightly challenges his detractors The commissioner offers many colorful anecdotes and strong opinions about baseball’s greatest legends The Mother Zone from Jackie Robinson to Howard Cose. Ure Turner but an argument could be made Steinbrenner and Turner were just blowing smoke at Kuhn The biggest subjects in the books are the 1981 strike and his departure I would definitelyollowup this book with a biography of Marvin Miller Kuhn jabs at Miller plenty some of it even seems below the beltHis departure if you like boardroom politics is interesting Kuhn places Cardinals owner Gussie Busch and Mets owner Nelson Doubleday as the villains of the drama Busch s grievances with Kuhn seem to be rooted in advertising and While Busch S Positions Busch s positions strident and he never yields they make some sense in you understand Busch s position Kuhn s ouster probably stung because seventy percent of the owners voted to keep him on However since there was organized ardent resistance in the National League again Kuhn places Doubleday and Busch as the driving orce Kuhn is voted out What s #Ridiculous Is The Machinations To Try And Keep Him Around #is the machinations to try and keep him around after all is decided Kuhn or reasons I don t understand other than ego keeps his name on the replacement list Further the list of replacements all have commitments they re not ready to leave so Kuhn s interim stay is ridiculously long and the battle between him and the National League owners The Poke Cookbook: The Freshest Way to Eat Fish festers There is a particularly bad meeting between Kuhn and Doubleday where I would think in hindsight both men would regret the exchangeDuring the searchor a Kuhn and Doubleday where I would think in hindsight both men would regret the exchangeDuring the search or a commissioner Turner comes off oddly I m not sure if he s politicking or being sincere The vote about Kuhn was a secret but personally I m convinced Turner voted with the anti Kuhn bloc So when there is a chance Kuhn could resurface as commissioner Turner places some very weird phone calls offering to vote or him Kuhn suggests gently Turner was mak. S The Somme: Heroism and Horror in the First World War flourishing Kuhn had overseen tumultuous changes issuingrom a challenge to the reserve clause the 1981 strike escalated salaries Sicilian Lives free agency and his controversial rulings on matters rangingrom gambling to broadcasting In Ha. When you talk about a tell all book Tattoo a Banana: And Other Ways to Turn Anything and Everything Into Art from the perspective of a baseball executive Commissioner Bowie Kuhn s Hardball should be considered the ultimate creation of such a curious subject Kuhn s hold no punches approach was elegantly told through theilter 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 onto the scene in the post Kuhn era I cannot judge as to how often Bowie Was In The Right in the right how often he re wrote history in this autobiography But I can say that I was convinced of Kuhn s motivations or serving baseball to the best of his abilities along with his line of rationale His moment by moment account of his three election campaigns was phenomenal the reader definitely receives a new look at how stubborn owners can be as well as MLBPA leader Marvin Miller It was thrilling to hear The Protestant Temperament from the other side of the aisleor a change as it showcases how much love respect and professionalism executives have or lack thereof or the sport they are involved in I was a preteen when The Strike Of 1981 Strike Of 1981 strike of 1981 took so my memories or opinions of Mr Kuhn have aded The Radiant Child from memory andurther my preteen opinions of him are probably worthless Keeping in mind memoirs are generally self serving documents I was aware of this limitation but I didn t really care I read it as a history bookWhat s ascinating 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 litany of shenanigans Kuhn could never ind a happy medium with Finley and Veeck He seemed to develop a reasonable working relationship with Steinbrenner and late in his ten. When Bowie Kuhn became baseball commissioner in 1969 attendance at games was declining labor disputes were The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data flaring and many teams were sufferingrom poor management and marketing Fifteen years later when Kuhn retired the sport wa. Hardball The Education of a Baseball Commissioner

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