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This book recounts the story of the Guggenheim Dodgers (sometimes known as the Magic Johnson Dodgers). The book will primarily be of interest to Dodger fans. It does provide some generic baseball insights but primarily relies on Dodger insights. The author focuses on the star players and the tension that such prima donnas create for the team. The author seems to have a very positive impression of manager Don Mattingly. As a longtime Dodger fan I enjoyed the book, but it doesn't compare with the classic "The Boys of Summer."
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If you could sum up The Best Team Money Can Buy in three words, what would they be?
Insightful, Impartial, Entertaining
What did you like best about this story?
The way the author traced the Dodger saga from the O'Malley era to the present day. Since I am very familiar with the players and front office personnel, I was impressed with the evident objectivity.
What does Hillary Huber bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Honestly, I have never liked Hillary Huber that much and now I know why. Her performance with this book was outstanding and I doubt anyone else could have done a better--or even a comparable job. What I found annoying in her other readings the way she would try and imitate a male voice----totally unnecessary as she demonstrated in this book.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I already cry when I reflect on the Dodger demise since the O'Malley sale so this just reinforced my sadness.
Any additional comments?
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