Long Balls, No Strikes: What Baseball Must Do to Keep the Good Times Rolling

Long Balls No Strikes What Baseball Must Do to Keep the Good Times Rolling Nobody loves baseball than Joe Morgan He s proved it with his hall of fame performance on the field and his brilliant color commentary in the broadcast booth Bob Costas says There may not be anyone a

  • Title: Long Balls, No Strikes: What Baseball Must Do to Keep the Good Times Rolling
  • Author: Joe Morgan
  • ISBN: 9780609605240
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Nobody loves baseball than Joe Morgan He s proved it with his hall of fame performance on the field and his brilliant color commentary in the broadcast booth Bob Costas says, There may not be anyone alive who knows about baseball than Joe Morgan.In his playing days, Morgan was a key cog in the Big Red Machine, and he saw the game at its zenith From his perchNobody loves baseball than Joe Morgan He s proved it with his hall of fame performance on the field and his brilliant color commentary in the broadcast booth Bob Costas says, There may not be anyone alive who knows about baseball than Joe Morgan.In his playing days, Morgan was a key cog in the Big Red Machine, and he saw the game at its zenith From his perch in the broadcast booth he watched as baseball self destructed, culminating in the devastating strike of 1994 And in 1998, he saw the game come back with baseball s electrifying resurgence in the season of McGwire, Sosa, and the Yankees But as great as 98 was, Joe knows that baseball still has a lot of problems And while baseball may be back, Joe wants the fans, the players, and the owners to know that some serious changes still need to be made In Long Balls, No Strikes, Morgan draws on three decades experience and passion as he dissects what has gone wrong and right for baseball Some of his insights may seem unorthodox, some will be controversial, but that s never stopped Joe Morgan before How do we improve the game on the field Raise the moundAbolish the designated hitter foreverMake the umpires learn the strike zoneAnd that s only the beginning How do we improve the game off the field Erase the invisible color line that keeps African Americans from holding management positionsExpand the talent pool by sending scouts to the inner citiesHave all teams share equally from the same profit poolAnd that s not all Joe Morgan doesn t believe in the good old days Tomorrow s game can be even better than yesterday s But at the end of the century, the game stands at a crossroads One path leads right back to the troubles that nearly destroyed the game forever in 1994 The other leads to a new Golden Age If baseball wants to continue to thrive, some changes must be made But before there are changes, we need to ask the right questions And if Joe Morgan doesn t know the answers, then no one does.From the Hardcover edition.

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    1. This book has not aged well since its release in 1999. While many of the issues put forward by Morgan in this book are spot on, the biggest issue the game faced in that time (the use of PEDs) is given just passing reference. Major portions of the book are given to promoting the exploits of McGwire, Sosa, Bonds, Clemens and A-Rod. While at the time, these were the major stars of the game, Joe pulls no punches in criticizing the commissioner, GMs and managers. As an "insider" he had to know someth [...]

    2. Joe Morgan brings in-depth insider knowledge, a sense of humor, a deep love of the game, and a thorough understanding of its history and traditions to this evaluation of what baseball does right, what it does wrong, and how it can improve. It is a throughly enjoyable read, but suffers very slightly from a fragmented feel. At times seems like a series of articles which aren't very closely connected. A second, and minor, failing is the book's age. Over a decade later, it would be a great time for [...]

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