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 Posted: Thu May 14th, 2020 02:22 pm
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Blazer



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Reading "Dynamic, Bombastic, Fantastic", a book about the Charlie Finley A's dynasty of the early 70s. The book really focuses on Finley's relationship with the players, manager, and media surrounding the buildup to the '72 to '74 series champs, how he put the team together, and I believe the last third of the book (where I'm at currently) will focus on how it crumbled.

Great stuff. Finley was partial madman, partial genius.  He was cheap as hell, but in a smart way, at least short-term.  Free Agency and the removal of the reserve clause killed his business plan.

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