• The Game

  • Inside the Secret World of Major League Baseball's Power Brokers
  • By: Jon Pessah
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Arthur
  • Length: 20 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 05-12-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • 4.4 (101 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The incredible inside story of power, money, and baseball's last 20 years.
In the fall of 1992, America's national pastime is in crisis and already on the path to the unthinkable: cancelling a World Series for the first time in history. The owners are at war with each other, their decades-long battle with the players has turned America against both sides, and the players' growing addictions to steroids will threaten the game's very foundation.
It is a tipping point for baseball, a crucial moment in the game's history that catalyzes a struggle for power by three strong-willed men: Commissioner Bud Selig, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, and union leader Don Fehr. It's their uneasy alliance at the end of decades of struggle that pulls the game back from the brink and turns it into a moneymaking powerhouse that enriches them all.
This is the real story of baseball, played out against a tableau of stunning athletic feats, high-stakes public battles, and backroom political deals - with a supporting cast that includes Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire, Joe Torre and Derek Jeter, George Bush and George Mitchell, and many more.
Drawing from hundreds of extensive, exclusive interviews throughout baseball, The Game is a stunning achievement: a rigorously reported audiobook and the must-listen, fly-on-the-wall, definitive account of how an enormous struggle for power turns disaster into baseball's golden age.
©2015 Jon Pessah (P)2015 Hachette Audio
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By Sally Harrison-Pepper on 08-15-15

Bad Narration

Until I went back and checked, I assumed this book was being badly read by the author. Now I see it was badly read by someone else! It's a great book, but stick to a print copy. I gave up listening after several painful hours when the narrator said "calary sap" instead of "salary cap." Incredible.

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By Ex on 02-14-18

an interesting catch you on recent history

while it does a great job of setting the stage for and detailing bud selig's tenure as commissioner and the rise of big money in sports entertainment through the yankees, there doesn't seem to be much of an angle or opinion one way or the other on whether it was good or bad, or a microcosm of anything else.

so I think it just lacked a little something to consider.

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