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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

MLB to drop the lawsuit against Biogenesis, Bosch

“[N]ow that A-Rod has dropped his appeal and is accepting his suspension, Major League Baseball is going to drop the lawsuit it filed last March against Biogenesis, Anthony Bosch, Juan Carlos Nunez and multiple other defendants.

Which, of course, just continues to underscore how legally baseless a lawsuit that was and how its putative purpose — legal redress against drug dealers who caused damage to the league by enabling the breach of the Joint Drug Agreement an the Collective Bargaining Agreement — was total baloney. Major League Baseball filed that lawsuit for the sole purpose of gaining leverage in an effort to suspend Alex Rodriguez and the other Biogenesis players. Now that that has been done, there is no purpose for the suit.

Which may mean Major League Baseball was successful. That it did what it set out to do. But it doesn’t change the fact that its filing of that suit was a ridiculous misuse of the legal system. A legal system, the purpose of which, is to redress legal injury, not to be used as a cudgel in an employment dispute. Major League Baseball asserted that its contracts were breached. They were not. It asserted that it suffered financial damage as a result. It did not.”


Got numbers beyond what you can dial, maybe it’s because I’m so versatile… mmmmm, DROP!

Gonfalon B. Posted: February 12, 2014 at 09:43 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: a-rod, lawsuit, seligula

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Bud Selig to win first Bud Selig award

What can you get that retiring commissioner who already has everything? An award named after himself, of course.

MLB announced on Tuesday, Jan. 21 that current commissioner Bud Selig will be the first recipient of the Commissioner Bud Selig Leadership Award, per SportsCenter:

No announcement yet on who will be given the Award for Outstanding Achievement in the field of Excellence.


Friday, November 15, 2013

Sources: MLB hurt Fla. Investigation

BOCA RATON, Fla.—Major League Baseball officials impeded a Florida Department of Health investigation of Biogenesis founder Tony Bosch by purchasing clinic documents they likely knew had been stolen and had been warned not to obtain, sources close to the investigation told “Outside the Lines.”

The Department of Health closed its case on Bosch, who is not licensed to practice medicine, in April with a $5,000 fine and cease-and-desist letter. On July 31, Bosch signed an agreement with health officials reducing the penalty to $3,000.

A state official said the limited scope of the investigation and its conclusion were direct results of MLB officials purchasing documents related to the since shuttered clinic at the center of a performance-enhancing drug scandal involving Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun and at least a dozen other players.

The source said MLB knew the documents had been intended for Florida investigators and that the purchase of them hindered the state investigation by preventing the department from gathering additional evidence against Bosch, doctors and others affiliated with the clinic. Further, MLB officials never told health department officials they had obtained the records, the source said.

“They can’t say they weren’t warned,” the official said.

Is this the cautionary tale of hubris and ego run amok and the downfall of overweening ambition as embodied by Captain Ahab Queeg Selig???

 

The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: November 15, 2013 at 10:10 PM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: mlb_discipline, seligula

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Deadspin: Bud Selig, The Commissioner Who Didn’t Matter

Bud Selig’s invisible hand.

For the last two decades, Selig has been less a dictatorial overlord than a steward whose job has been to guide the functioning, faux-competitive monopoly of Major League Baseball with an even, unobtrusive hand. When you look at his tenure this way, you begin to notice not just that it has been enormously successful for the people he serves—the owners of baseball teams—but that his great achievements have an air of passive inevitability. Like a manager with a steady grip on his team, Selig’s style has been to let the game grow without f*****g anything up too badly.

eddieot Posted: October 24, 2013 at 03:52 PM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: bud selig, mlbtv, seligula

 

 

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