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May the best team win : baseball economics and public policy, Andrew Zimbalist

Label
May the best team win : baseball economics and public policy
Title
May the best team win
Title remainder
baseball economics and public policy
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Zimbalist
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Since 1922 MLB has benefited from a presumed exemption from the nation's antitrust laws. It is the only top-level professional baseball league in the country, and each of its teams is assigned an exclusive territory. Monopolies have market power, which they use to derive higher returns, misallocate resources, and take advantage of consumers. Major league baseball is no exception." "In May the Best Team Win, Andrew Zimbalist provides a critical analysis of the baseball industry, focusing on the abuses and inefficiencies that have plagued the game since the 1990s, when franchise owners appointed their colleague Bud Selig as MLB's "independent" commissioner."
  • "Run by a shrinking and self-selecting group of owners subject to no oversight, MLB suffers from a lack of competitive pressure. Several large franchises are owned by media companies that have shackled their teams to lucrative broadcast and cable contracts - often making it impossible for fans to see games on television. Others own entities that do business with the teams, charging inflated prices for facility management, concessions, and catering. Complex intracompany transactions can reduce franchise revenues substantially, causing operating losses for teams while the owners still make millions."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
796.357/0691
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV880
LC item number
.Z58 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
May the best team win : baseball economics and public policy, Andrew Zimbalist
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Foreword / Bob Costas -- 1. Introduction: Cause for Concern -- 2. Baseball's Presumed Antitrust Exemption -- 3. Competitive Balance: Leveling the Playing Field -- 4. Profitability -- 5. Collective Bargaining -- 6. The Stadium Issue -- 7. What Is to Be Done?
Control code
000024328312
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 198 p.
Isbn
9780815797289
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002156494
Other physical details
ill.
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.b20213396
System control number
  • 24328312ec
  • (OCoLC)51290190

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