Cap in hand : how salary caps are killing pro sports and why the free market could save them
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Contributors
Published
Toronto, Ontario, Canada : ECW Press, [2018].
Status
Central - Adult Nonfiction  1 available
338.47796 DOWBI

Copies

LocationCall NumberStatus
Central - Adult Nonfiction338.47796 DOWBIAvailable

Description

Loading Description...

More Details

Format
Book
Physical Desc
xi, 231 pages ; 21 cm
Language
English
ISBN
1770413936, 9781770413931

Notes

Description
Iconic baseball writer Bill James, in 1987, frustrated with MLB's labor stoppages and the decline of the minor leagues, wrote that the minors zwere 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.y 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 equalization payments. In fact, the model for this exists and may be the most wildly popular and monetarily successful of all professional sports: European football. Cap In Hand asks: what if the four major North American pro sports move beyond the restrictive covenants of the franchise model? The product sold to fans today is a pale copy of what it might be if the market could guide the best players to the best teams, whose ingenuity and innovation would inspire everyone to do better and put on a better show.

Also in this Series

Checking series information...

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.

Citations

APA Citation (style guide)

Dowbiggin, B., & Gauthier, R. (2018). Cap in hand: how salary caps are killing pro sports and why the free market could save them . ECW Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Dowbiggin, Bruce and Ryan, Gauthier. 2018. Cap in Hand: How Salary Caps Are Killing Pro Sports and Why the Free Market Could Save Them. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: ECW Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Dowbiggin, Bruce and Ryan, Gauthier. Cap in Hand: How Salary Caps Are Killing Pro Sports and Why the Free Market Could Save Them Toronto, Ontario, Canada: ECW Press, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Dowbiggin, Bruce,, and Ryan Gauthier. Cap in Hand: How Salary Caps Are Killing Pro Sports and Why the Free Market Could Save Them ECW Press, 2018.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

Staff View

Loading Staff View.