The Game: Inside the Secret World of Major League Baseball’s Power Brokers by Jon Pessah (2015)
The Game: Inside the Secret World of Major League Baseball’s Power Brokers
by Jon Pessah
Little, Brown and Company, 2015
[Review by TWJ contributor Jim.]
As sports fans there is so much we see and then we draw conclusions based on what we observe. This book will show you all that you didn’t know. Centered on three men, Don Fehr, George Steinbrenner, and Allan “Bud” Selig, you learn how these three men played a big role in how the game of baseball is today, at least professionally. You will get a behind the scenes look at labor negotiations, the running of the Yankees empire and the egocentric, selfish ways of Major League baseball’s ninth Commissioner.
In The Game by Jon Pessah, readers get a unique inside view of how Selig and the owners forced out former Commissioner Fay Vincent until Selig decides to retire. Selig is a man obsessed with his own image and legacy and doesn’t care who gets in the way of improving his perceived image and legacy. Steinbrenner is ruthless and cut throat, but as you see how his life ended and how many of the men who worked and played for him adored him, your heart will soften towards him. Fehr is portrayed as the stubborn union leader who is ultimately and incorrectly blamed for baseball’s steroid problem. This book is an easy and entertaining read, good luck trying to put it down.
Posted on September 18, 2015, in baseball, books, Jim, reviews and tagged Bud Selig, Don Fehr, George Steinbrenner, Jon Pessah, Little Brown and Company, The Game: Inside the Secret World of Major League Baseball's Power Brokers. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.