National Pastime

National Pastime

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Szymanski and Zimbalist pay special attention to the rich and complex evolution of baseball from its beginnings in America, and they trace modern soccer from its foundation in England through its subsequent expansion across the world.In 2004-05, London had six teams in the Premier League and has had as many as nine (out of twenty teams in the league.) ... The relationship between TV income and the UEFA Champions League has also given rise to concerns in recent years. ... much more balanced, measured by the turnover in teams that compete at the final stages, than any national league in ... large-market teams get most of the money, (b) in a post-Bosman world the wealthy teams can hire all the best players, anbsp;...

Title:National Pastime
Author:Stefan Szymanski, Andrew S. Zimbalist
Publisher:Brookings Institution Press - 2006


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