Cap In Hand

by Bruce Dowbiggin
Cap In Hand
  • ISBN-13: 9781773052380
  • Author(s): Bruce Dowbiggin
  • Subject: Sports & outdoor recreation
  • Publisher: Ecw Press
  • Imprint: Ecw Press Digital
  • Publication Date: 18-10-2018
  • Format: Electronic book text

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Iconic baseball writer Bill James, in 1987, frustrated with MLB's labour stoppages and the decline of the minor leagues, wrote that the minors 'were an abomination... if you're selling a sport and the players don't care about winning, that's not a sport. That's a fraud... an exhibition masquerading as a contest.' Bill imagined a better model and proposed that, as opposed to limiting the number of teams in MLB to protect parity, a free market was capable of sustaining many more franchises - hundreds, even - if we would just allow it to sort out the level at which those cities might best compete. Cap in Hand goes a step further, arguing that a free market in sports teams and athletes once existed and could work again if the monopolists of MLB, NFL, NBA, and NHL would simply relent from salary-restraint schemes and reserve-clause models that result in elite talent being spread as thinly as possible and mediocrity being rewarded via amateur drafts and equalisation payments. Cap In Hand a
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Iconic baseball writer Bill James, in 1987, frustrated with MLB's labour stoppages and the decline of the minor leagues, wrote that the minors 'were an abomination... if you're selling a sport and the players don't care about winning, that's not a sport. That's a fraud... an exhibition masquerading as a contest.' Bill imagined a better model and proposed that, as opposed to limiting the number of teams in MLB to protect parity, a free market was capable of sustaining many more franchises - hundreds, even - if we would just allow it to sort out the level at which those cities might best compete. Cap in Hand goes a step further, arguing that a free market in sports teams and athletes once existed and could work again if the monopolists of MLB, NFL, NBA, and NHL would simply relent from salary-restraint schemes and reserve-clause models that result in elite talent being spread as thinly as possible and mediocrity being rewarded via amateur drafts and equalisation payments. Cap In Hand a

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