8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Thorough Treatment of the Subject, but Somewhat Bland,
This review is from: Baseball Dynasties: The Greatest Teams of All Time (Paperback)
I recommend this book for someone who is interested in baseball analysis and also baseball history. I have read a great deal of both Mr. Neyer and Mr. Epstein's work on ESPN.com and elsewhere and as usual they do a solid job with the subject material. Each of the fifteen teams is covered in detail. There are specific questions answered of every team and then a number of short essays describing various interesting aspects of each team. Their analysis is almost always supported by facts and generally on the mark. The writing is easy to follow and not too technical, which can be a challenge in a book of this sort. The language is a touch coarse in a few isolated cases, though that doesn't bother me personally.
On the negative side, the book just seems a bit bland. I've been through 70-80% of the book and I don't recall laughing out loud once. The sections dealing with each team are solid, but get a bit formulaic at times. I definitely recommend the book, but it strikes me as being more of a reference than entertainment. As such, I feel certain I will occasionally pull it off my shelf and check out a famous team in the years to come.