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May the Best Team Win

Author : Andrew Zimbalist
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The business of baseball stands in sharp contrast to the game’s wholesome image as America’s favorite pastime. Major league baseball is a deeply troubled industry, facing chronic problems that threaten its future: persistent labor tensions, competitive dominance by high-revenue teams, migration of game telecasts to cable, and escalating ticket prices. Amid the threat of contraction, existing franchises are demanding public subsidies for new stadiums, while viable host cities are begging for teams. The game’s core base of fans is aging, and MLB is doing precious little to attract a younger audience. According to Andrew Zimbalist, these problems have a common cause: monopoly. 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, 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.

May the Best Team Win

Author : Andrew Zimbalist
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The business of baseball stands in sharp contrast to the game’s wholesome image as America’s favorite pastime. Major league baseball is a deeply troubled industry, facing chronic problems that threaten its future: persistent labor tensions, competitive dominance by high-revenue teams, migration of game telecasts to cable, and escalating ticket prices. Amid the threat of contraction, existing franchises are demanding public subsidies for new stadiums, while viable host cities are begging for teams. The game’s core base of fans is aging, and MLB is doing precious little to attract a younger audience. According to Andrew Zimbalist, these problems have a common cause: monopoly. 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, 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.

Idiomatic Expressions with English Grammar 99 Ed

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May the Best Twin Win

Author : Belle Payton
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Placed on opposing teams for their school's flag football game during Homecoming Week, twins Ava and Alex confront their escalating rivalry, feelings of jealousy and a substitute teacher's refusal to give Ava extra time for science tests. Simultaneous and eBook.

Monthly Labor Review

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Publishes in-depth articles on labor subjects, current labor statistics, information about current labor contracts, and book reviews.

Monthly Labor Review

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Publishes in-depth articles on labor subjects, current labor statistics, information about current labor contracts, and book reviews.

IMAGINES

Author : Anna Todd
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Anna Todd (#1 internationally bestselling author of the After series) headlines this unique anthology of “imagines”—the first book of its kind—stories from Wattpad writers that immerse you in a fantasy world of fame, adventure, and flirtation with your favorite celebrities. Imagine running around the city, dodging paparazzi with Jennifer Lawrence… Imagine Justin Bieber setting up a romantic scavenger hunt for your anniversary, retelling the story of your love… Imagine selfies have been outlawed, making Kim Kardashian a freedom fighter who needs your help in bringing justice and good lighting to the people… Let your fantasies take over! That’s what the top Wattpad authors have done in this special collection of fictional scenarios that bring you up close and personal with the real celebrities you love—star alongside Zayn Malik, Cameron Dallas, Kanye West, Selena Gomez, Dylan O’Brien, Tom Hardy, Jamie Dornan, Benedict Cumberbatch, and many more! Authors included in the book are Leigh Ansell, Rachel Aukes, Doeneseya Bates, Scarlett Drake, A. Evansley, Kevin Fanning, Ariana Godoy, Debra Goelz, Bella Higgin, Blair Holden, Kora Huddles, Annelie Lange, E. Latimer, Bryony Leah, Jordan Lynde, Laiza Millan, Peyton Novak, C.M. Peters, Michelle Jo Quinn, Dmitri Ragano, Elizabeth A. Seibert, Rebecca Sky, Karim Soliman, Kate J. Squires, Steffanie Tan, Kassandra Tate, Anna Todd, Katarina E. Tonks, Marcella Uva, Tango Walker, Bel Watson, Jen Wilde, and Ashley Winters. Wattpad is a writing community in which users are able to post articles, stories, fanfiction, and poems about anything either online or through the Wattpad app. Note: Although this book mentions many real celebrities, they have not participated in, authorized, or endorsed its creation.

Imagines Not Only in Your Dreams

Author : Anna Todd
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Featuring a story by Anna Todd (After, Nothing More), this is fanfiction at its best, from your favorite Wattpad authors! In this collection drawn from the Imagines anthology come five stories putting “YOU” alongside your celebrities you wish were your BFFs—Daniel Sharman (Teen Wolf), Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner), Cameron Dallas (YouTube), Dan Howell (The Amazing Book is Not on Fire), Channing Tatum (Magic Mike). A unique and daring series of imagines in which you get to become besties with big name celebrities! Told in the second-person, “you” get to step into these unpredictable encounters, such as when you find yourself in a painting class with Daniel Sharman. Or when you write fic about Dylan O’Brien, only to find he’s actually a huge fan of yours. Or that time you romanced Channing Tatum and helped him perfect his outrageously sexy new dance move. All this—and more—is awaiting you inside your imagination.... Note: Although this book mentions many real celebrities, they have not participated in, authorized, or endorsed its creation.

Imagines Super Hunks IRL

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Fanfiction at its best, from your favorite Wattpad authors! In this collection drawn from the Imagines anthology headlined by Anna Todd (After, Nothing More) come six stories putting “YOU” alongside your favorite super-actors—Tom Hiddleston (Thor), Chris Evans (Captain America), Jensen Ackles (Supernatural), Nicholas Hoult (X-Men), Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries), and the Hemsworth brothers. A unique and daring series of imagines in which you get to uncover the real men behind the big screen hotties! Told in the second-person, “you” get to step into these swoonworthy and unpredictable adventures. You and Tim Hiddleston have had an on-and-off flirtation that’s gone on for far too long—will one of you ever make a move? You find yourself stuck in an airport with Chris Evans, and he couldn’t be nicer. And Chris and Liam Hemsworth are competing against you in the nation’s hottest TV cooking show? Bring it on! This is life as it is meant to be lived! Dive into the fantasy worlds of your favorite stars now! Note: Although this book mentions many real celebrities, they have not participated in, authorized, or endorsed its creation.

Imagines Keeping the Kool

Author : Anna Todd
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Fanfiction at its best, from your favorite Wattpad authors! In this collection drawn from the Imagines anthology headlined by Anna Todd (After, Nothing More) comes three stories putting “YOU” alongside your favorite family of reality TV—the Kardashians! Join Kim, Kanye, and Kylie on adventures you won’t soon forget. Imagine selfies have been outlawed, making Kim Kardashian a freedom fighter who needs your help in bringing justice and good lighting to the people… Imagine Presidnt Kanye West (!!!) has a problem and needs your help... Imagine Kylie Jenner locks herself in a Target bathroom with you... A unique and daring series of imagines told in the second-person. “You” get to step into these unpredictable adventures and dive into the fantasy worlds of your favorite celebrities! Note: Although this book mentions many real celebrities, they have not participated in, authorized, or endorsed its creation.

American Sports in an Age of Consumption

Author : Cory Hillman
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Sports are not what they used to be. New publicly funded stadiums resemble shopping malls. Fans compete for cash prizes in fantasy sports leagues. Sports video games are now marketing and public relations tools and team logos have become fashionable brands. The larger social meanings sports hold for fans are being eclipsed by their commercial function as a means to sell merchandise and connect corporate sponsors with consumers. This book examines how the American consumer culture affects professional and collegiate sports, reducing fans to consumers and trivializing sports themselves. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Internationale Sportevents

Author : Hans-Jürgen Schulke
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Focus on Them

Author : Ryan Changcoco
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Perfect the Skills to Excel as a Manager An engagement crisis, a management skill shortage, a retention problem—call it what you will, today’s research and workplace insights emphasize that many employees leave managers. . . not companies. Good managers know they need to deliver results to be successful. But great ones? They understand the essence of managing encompasses something more: making connections, embodying the right skills, and developing their direct reports. They also realize managing well takes practice. With Focus on Them, you’ll get the tools and know-how to excel as a manager. Edited by the Association for Talent Development’s own management authority Ryan Changcoco, research expert Megan Cole, and content developer Jack Harlow, this book explores ATD’s new management framework—the ACCEL model. Each chapter, written by a leader in management and talent development, focuses on one of the five skills all managers need: · Accountability (Timothy Ito) · Communication (Ken O’Quinn) · Collaboration (Winsor Jenkins) · Engagement (Hunter Haines) · Listening and assessing (Michele Nevarez) By investing in your own development—boosting your ACCEL skills—you signal to your employees that you’re serious about their development and learning, too. Becoming a manager isn’t climbing a mountain. By focusing on the basics, you can transform from a results-oriented manager to the super people manager your employees need.

Sport Power and Society

Author : Robert E. Washington
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This comprehensive collection examines the culture of sport and its relationship with various social institutions. The editors first provide a broad overview of the field and describe the ways in which the concept of sport as a meritocratic contest is undermined by the powerful social structures within which it is embedded. Sections focus on political economy, violence, the media, education, politics, fans and community, and the body. Primary readings from noted scholars in each section address current issues such as the presence of big-time sports in educational institutions; the effects of corporate media; race and class relations; professional athletes' ties to politics; and how sports alter perceptions and practices regarding beauty and health. In addition, entertaining and provocative essays from journalists supplement academic readings and spotlight key issues. Section introductions from the editors connect the readings to a theoretical framework that explores the perspectives of new institutionalism, cultural hegemony, social capital, and symbolic interaction and cultural construction. Providing a cohesive foundation for a wide range of readings, Sport, Power, and Society is a must-have resource for understanding the current issues and debates surrounding the interactions of sport and society.

Sports Math

Author : Roland B. Minton
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Can you really keep your eye on the ball? How is massive data collection changing sports? Sports science courses are growing in popularity. The author’s course at Roanoke College is a mix of physics, physiology, mathematics, and statistics. Many students of both genders find it exciting to think about sports. Sports problems are easy to create and state, even for students who do not live sports 24/7. Sports are part of their culture and knowledge base, and the opportunity to be an expert on some area of sports is invigorating. This should be the primary reason for the growth of mathematics of sports courses: the topic provides intrinsic motivation for students to do their best work. From the Author: "The topics covered in Sports Science and Sports Analytics courses vary widely. To use a golfing analogy, writing a book like this is like hitting a drive at a driving range; there are many directions you can go without going out of bounds. At the driving range, I pick out a small target to focus on, and that is what I have done here. I have chosen a sample of topics I find very interesting. Ideally, users of this book will have enough to choose from to suit whichever version of a sports course is being run." "The book is very appealing to teach from as well as to learn from. Students seem to have a growing interest in ways to apply traditionally different areas to solve problems. This, coupled with an enthusiasm for sports, makes Dr. Minton’s book appealing to me."—Kevin Hutson, Furman University

The Sabermetric Revolution

Author : Benjamin Baumer
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From the front office to the family room, sabermetrics has dramatically changed the way baseball players are assessed and valued by fans and managers alike. Rocketed to popularity by the 2003 bestseller Moneyball and the film of the same name, the use of sabermetrics to analyze player performance has appeared to be a David to the Goliath of systemically advantaged richer teams that could be toppled only by creative statistical analysis. The story has been so compelling that, over the past decade, team after team has integrated statistical analysis into its front office. But how accurately can crunching numbers quantify a player's ability? Do sabermetrics truly level the playing field for financially disadvantaged teams? How much of the baseball analytic trend is fad and how much fact? The Sabermetric Revolution sets the record straight on the role of analytics in baseball. Former Mets sabermetrician Benjamin Baumer and leading sports economist Andrew Zimbalist correct common misinterpretations and develop new methods to assess the effectiveness of sabermetrics on team performance. Tracing the growth of front office dependence on sabermetrics and the breadth of its use today, they explore how Major League Baseball and the field of sports analytics have changed since the 2002 season. Their conclusion is optimistic, but the authors also caution that sabermetric insights will be more difficult to come by in the future. The Sabermetric Revolution offers more than a fascinating case study of the use of statistics by general managers and front office executives: for fans and fantasy leagues, this book will provide an accessible primer on the real math behind moneyball as well as new insight into the changing business of baseball.

In the Best Interests of Baseball

Author : Andrew Zimbalist
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"The season's best book so far gets right to the heart of the game's survival at the organizational level." —The Boston Globe "A compelling examination of the national pastime as seen through the prism of the commissioner's office." —The Wall Street Journal "A thoughtful and objective analysis of baseball's labor and economic policy evolution. Interesting, relevant, and a good read." — Randy Levine, President of the New York Yankees and former chief labor negotiator for MLB "A tour de force. It's an incredibly interesting read that ends with a vision for the sport that is squarely on target and a clarion call to our industry." — John Henry, principal owner of the Boston Red Sox and member of the MLB Executive Committee "Those who are determined to have Selig's head on a stick will be disappointed; rational baseball fans will rejoice in this tough but fair view of a decent man in a thankless job." — John Thorn, coauthor of Total Baseball "This thoroughly researched book by one of the foremost authorities on sports business is an oral history of the game through the Office of the Commissioner. Zimbalist provides a fascinating look at the game's history and those who have helped shape it." —mlb.com, April 3, 2006 "The best baseball book I've read in forty years." —Mike Murphy, 670 The Score, Chicago

The Michigan Alumnus

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Hitting in the Clutch

Author : Brad Bauer
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Baseball is America's pastime. No other sport has so captured our country's spirit and loyalty throughout the ages. We see our shiny-faced heroes on the field, signing autographs, making unbelievable plays, and doing unthinkable athletic feats night after night. We see them beaming at press conferences (always well manicured), answering 'yes ma'am, no ma'am,' and never missing a beat. The players and heroes on the field are America's champions. But but are they really that way? What about that one? Yes, look at that player over there. The one ogling down that woman's blouse as she leans over to wipe her child's mustard painted face? That guy seems different. Or is he? Most baseball novels follow the standard method described in the opening paragraph. As readers, we never see the real men behind the façade. What if a novel existed for the Maxim crowd about baseball? What if we could see how things really are? Now we can Follow the always crude and crass Jack "Clutch" Thompson through a baseball season as he canoodles with monkey (women), plays pranks with his friends and teammates, and tries to break his own personal curse of only succeeding in clutch, pinch hit situations. Open up this novel and see how baseball players really are

Pioneers of the Hardwood

Author : Todd Gould
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As fire is to prairie or water to fish, so is basketball part of the natural environment in Indiana. Round ball, or Hoosier Hysteria is so much a part of the state’s heritage that many people believe basketball was invented in Indiana. Naismith’s game is a virtual religion in the state. While everyone knows about the growth of basketball in high schools and in college, the story of Indiana’s role in the development of professional basketball has not been told before. It is a fascinating, passionate, lively story of men who loved the game and were willing to play for nickels, of raucous fans, local heroes, and love of the game. Growing out of an award-winning documentary, Pioneers of the Hardwood tells the story of the growth of professional basketball in Indiana in the good old barnstorming days. Gould covers the Indianapolis Em-Roes, the Fort Wayne Pistons (later the Detroit Pistons), the Indianapolis Kautskys, and the Indianapolis Olympians. He sets his story within the context of the times and also discusses some of the teams that the local heroes competed against, including the famous New York Celtics (the original Celtics) and the gifted Harlem Rens, the first all black professional team. The book is based on extensive research as well as revealing interviews with former players John Wooden, collegiate all-American Ralph Beard, Pat Malaska, Frank Baird, and others. Indiana teams were frequently "world champions." The Fort Wayne Pistons dominated professional basketball for a number of years. Pioneers of the Hardwood is an essential part of the story of the growth of professional basketball in the first half of this century. As Gould puts it, "Before stars such as Larry Bird or Oscar Robertson, before the high-priced basketball shoe advertisements, and before the success of the NBA, before the Indiana Pacers, the forefathers of professional basketball forged a remarkable legacy as unlikely and as magical as a last-second shot spells a championship. Under primitive conditions, these fabled sportsmen laid a hardwood foundation for others to follow." This is their story.