Andrew Zimbalist talks about In the Best Interests of Baseball: The Revolutionary Reign of Bud Selig. As the owner of the Milwaukee Brewers, Bud Selig faced tremendous opposition when he became acting commissioner of baseball. Could a team owner serve the teams, the owners, the fans, and the sport with complete fairness and objectivity? Zimbalist takes a balanced, insightful look at the governance of baseball before and during Selig' s tumultuous reign.
Andrew Zimbalist is the Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics at Smith College and the top sports economist in the country.
An expert on baseball economics and the sports industry, he has consulted for players associations, cities, companies, and leagues.
He has also published numerous articles, essays, and books, including Baseball and Billions, National Pastime: How Americans Play Baseball and the Rest of the World Plays Soccer, and Equal Play: Title IX and Social Change.
Previously, he consulted in Latin America for many companies and government agencies.