Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Franchise Relocation Newsbeat

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Washington Post: Appeal To Reverse Antitrust Rule Is A Desperate Swing For The Fences

A look at San Jose’s appeal to the Supreme Court, touching on the history of MLB’s anti-trust exemption, as well as the baseball background of some of the current Justices:

Justice Sonia Sotomayor is famously a Yankees fan — “You can’t grow up in the South Bronx without knowing about baseball,” she once said — who has thrown out the first pitch at a game and had the team bring the World Series trophy to her Supreme Court chambers. For her Christmas present this past year, Sotomayor’s younger brother Juan commissioned a painting of three Latino former Yankees — Bernie Williams, Jorge Posada and Mariano Rivera.

But the other justices may be pikers compared with Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., a diehard devotee of the Philadelphia Phillies. In a two-part (!) interview with a Philadelphia Daily News sportswriter in 2010, Alito displayed an encyclopedic knowledge of his team and remembered how Breyer had arranged for the team’s mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, to show up for Alito’s welcome dinner to the Supreme Court.

When Alito was 44, his wife sent him to Phillies Dream Week, the training camp for aging fans, where he turned a double-play and received the award as best fielder. “By the end of the week every single person there, I think without exception, had pulled his hamstring,” Alito said.

Justices posting at BBTF? Probably none.


Friday, January 16, 2015

Appeals Court Rejects San Jose’s Anti-Trust Suit Against MLB

In a unanimous ruling, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected San Jose’s claims that baseball’s refusal to allow the A’s to move to a downtown ballpark violates federal antitrust laws. The appeals court concluded that baseball’s nearly century-old exemption from antitrust laws forecloses San Jose’s legal case.

“Like Casey,” 9th Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski wrote, “San Jose has struck out here.”

San Jose says it will appeal to the Supreme Court.


 

 

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Rough Carrigan
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

Newsblog5 trades that make sense before Opening Day | MLB.com
(3 - 12:34am, Mar 29)
Last: Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos

NewsblogOT: Soccer March 2015
(448 - 12:28am, Mar 29)
Last: Juilin Sandar to Conkling Speedwell (Arjun)

NewsblogJason Heyward’s Ability Seems Boundless. Soon, So May His Contract.
(45 - 12:00am, Mar 29)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogBoras: Cubs using business, not baseball, if Bryant stays in minors - CBSSports.com
(210 - 11:56pm, Mar 28)
Last: puck

NewsblogChicago Cubs Kris Bryant and the service-time game | FOX Sports
(32 - 11:56pm, Mar 28)
Last: Jim Furtado

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - March 2015
(1414 - 11:53pm, Mar 28)
Last: Quaker

NewsblogAstros to introduce drool-inducing Chicken & Waffle Cone
(14 - 11:49pm, Mar 28)
Last: Meatwad misses Vincennes

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1903 Ballot
(6 - 11:20pm, Mar 28)
Last: MrC.

NewsblogSadly, We've Lost Another Primate
(43 - 11:18pm, Mar 28)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-27-2015
(9 - 11:13pm, Mar 28)
Last: Der-K is at half whelm.

NewsblogThe Dome: 15 years ago Seattle blew up a giant, concrete eyesore full of memories.
(28 - 9:54pm, Mar 28)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogBBTF 2015 Shooty Memorial Softball Meet-up!
(26 - 8:32pm, Mar 28)
Last: Greg K

NewsblogNY Post: Sherman: Commish, Boras And Cubs: Shut Up About Hopeless Phenom Debate
(8 - 7:18pm, Mar 28)
Last: cercopithecus aethiops

Jim's Lab NotesRecent Updates and Turning off Advertisements
(55 - 5:50pm, Mar 28)
Last: Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site

NewsblogOTP - March 2015: You’re out, tobacco: Bill would ban products at all California baseball venues
(3589 - 4:40pm, Mar 28)
Last: Swoboda is freedom

Page rendered in 0.9602 seconds
52 querie(s) executed