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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

MASN TV Contract Pits Selig vs Nationals vs Orioles

IT IS ON!

I want there to be no doubt that, if any party initiates any lawsuit, or fails to act in strict compliance with the procedures set forth in the Agreement concerning the [Revenue Sharing Definitions Committee of Major League Baseball]‘s decision, I will not hesitate to impose the strongest sanctions available to me under the Major League Constitution.

boteman is not here 'til October Posted: July 29, 2014 at 04:16 PM | 39 comment(s)
  Beats: legal, nationals, orioles, seligula, tv rights

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Jury selection begins in Giants fan Bryan Stow’s civil suit against Dodgers

The 100 prospective jurors in court Tuesday were given a six-page questionnaire to fill out, with questions such as “What is your opinion if any of Frank McCourt?”

My answer would surely have gotten me disqualified.

Seriously, I would like to see McCourt take it in the shorts as much as anyone but can they really get him on this?  The Dodger parking lot is a vast, chaotic free-for-all filled with drunk scumbags.  On a good day.  It would take a small army to effectively police.  You certainly accept some risk when you decide to leave your house, no one can or should be charged with your personal protection anywhere else.

Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: May 29, 2014 at 04:27 AM | 28 comment(s)
  Beats: dodger stadium, frank mccourt, legal

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Boras (via Heyman): Drew, Kendrys ‘damaged;’ MLB disagrees but will investigate

Scott Boras, the agent for top remaining free agents Kendrys Morales and Stephen Drew, came out swinging against the half dozen or so anonymous team executives and officials who negatively speculated in a recent article on the value of those two players. Boras says those unnamed executives and officials are breaking league rules in a recent article by suggesting low player values, issuing critical comments and ultimately hurting their markets.

Boras… said he intends to pursue a grievance, going so far as to urge the league to use subpoena power to unearth their identities…

Boras further says there needs to be a “remedy” for the two free agents, which could mean monetary damages or possibly relief from a two-year-old rule that cost them and a select few others free agents in the marketplace…

The CBA specifically disallows executives from publicly making comments that could deflate players’ markets, both sides agree. And MLB did recently sent out a memo reminding execs to abide by the rule, so the league isn’t suggesting the execs’ comments were appropriate….

In response to the players union statement earlier Friday calling for an investigation, MLB hinted in its statement that other reasons beyond the unnamed comments are likely behind the players’ current predicaments. However, an MLB official said the league accepted the union’s request to launch an investigation into the situation and will do so…

The players union backed Boras’ complaints and issued its own statement earlier Friday.

Union leader Tony Clark said in his statement, “I am angered that numerous baseball executives have blatantly and intentionally violated our collective bargaining agreement by offering to ESPN comments about free agent values of Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales. These statements undermine the free agent rights of the players and depress the market values. Today, I have called upon the Commissioner’s office to investigate immediately and thoroughly the sources of these statements and to take appropriate action to enforce our agreement.”

Since CBS apparently doesn’t realize that the Internet works because different sites are willing to link to each other, here is the article in question (ESPN Insider).

The District Attorney Posted: April 13, 2014 at 05:25 PM | 28 comment(s)
  Beats: free agents, kendrys morales, legal, scott boras, stephen drew

 

 

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