By Andrew Zimbalist
"Once back, Andy Zimbalist proves that nobody is aware the mysterious internal workings of the simplest video game on the earth larger than he does. With strength, thoughtfulness, and fervour, he has parsed the complex international of baseball and proven how vital its company facet is to its soul—and its survival."
"By taking a look at baseball from the viewpoint of the commissioner's workplace and its many demanding situations, Professor Zimbalist has been capable of use his scholar's eye and his fan's middle to work out the sport as an ongoing company that wishes refreshment. The reasonable yet unsparing portrait of Bud Selig he paints is of a guy who's nobody's idiot and nobody's tool—and now, these folks who love the sport desire him to begin the rally that may fix baseball in America's esteem."
—Scott Simon, host of NPR's Weekend variation Saturday and writer of Jackie Robinson and the mixing of Baseball and Home and Away: Memoir of a Fan
"Baseball books, just like the video game itself, are usually replete with mistakes. yet Andrew Zimbalist has written a delicately researched but vigorous evaluation of the checklist of the 9 commissioners that's either reasonable and exact. it's lengthy late and an exceptional read."
—Fay Vincent, former commissioner of baseball
"Tremendously stress-free and a must-read for baseball enthusiasts. certain to elevate the extent of discourse on sports-talk radio."
—Jim Bouton, former 20-game successful pitcher for the Yankees and writer of Ball Four
"Andrew Zimbalist has performed a really credible, eminently readable, and fascinating activity describing MLB's commissioners, really Bud Selig, who simply has develop into the main major determine in baseball in many years. whereas Selig won't inevitably percentage all of Zimbalist's perspectives in regards to the online game, within the most sensible pursuits of Baseball? has thoughtfully, and maybe uniquely, tracked the various thorny matters that Selig faced in the course of baseball's new golden era."
—John Moores, proprietor of the Padres and member of MLB's govt Council
"I consistently proposal Yogi Berra used to be the wisest resource on baseball, yet Zimbalist has hit a grand slam here."
—Tom Werner, proprietor of the purple Sox and previous proprietor of the Padres