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Friday, April 05, 2013

ESPN: MLB Sued Wrong Man

MLB seems to be just grasping at straws here:

Two sources familiar with the case told “Outside the Lines” that MLB was looking for a man with a similar name believed to have been a black-market PED connection for Bosch, though it turned out not to be da Silveira.

“They realize he has no involvement whatsoever with Biogenesis or distributing performance-enhancing drugs to professional athletes,” said Emil Infante, who represents the 30-year-old da Silveira.

The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 05, 2013 at 05:12 PM | 17 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: bud selig, lawsuit, legal, mlb, peds, stupid ideas

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   1. DJS, the Digital Dandy Posted: April 05, 2013 at 05:46 PM (#4405672)
I am not a lawyer, but isn't there some requirement or law or something in the rules of civil procedure that states that you require a good faith basis to sue a person in a lawsuit? And if so, isn't "that dude has a similar name, so whatever" a short on due diligence?
   2. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: April 05, 2013 at 06:13 PM (#4405694)
Oh, for ####'s sake.

Can we just fast-forward this tape to the part where people get over the whole PED freakout already?
   3. valuearbitrageur Posted: April 05, 2013 at 06:27 PM (#4405707)
Biogenesis will end very badly for the MLB.
   4. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: April 05, 2013 at 06:41 PM (#4405722)
Biogenesis was good in the beginning.
   5. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 05, 2013 at 06:49 PM (#4405729)
Doesn't look like MLB has its act together. Seems doubtful that they are on the verge of [successfully] suspending anyone.
   6. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: April 05, 2013 at 06:50 PM (#4405731)
MLB process servers are still looking for an Anna Bollick.
   7. Moeball Posted: April 05, 2013 at 07:09 PM (#4405748)
Is Ryan Braun a cat? Just how many lives does he have? If MLB screws this up and can't pin anything on him this time, either, does he keep on playing with fire until he eventually gets burned? My guess is it won't really matter much in one respect - let's say he skates by on this one, too, goes on to play 20 years and put up a HOF career number-wise (without any further PED entanglements).

Is his reputation already so tarnished that he still won't be able to get the necessary votes out of the BBWAA for enshrinement, even if there are no further "incidents" in his career? Or are the PED "hard line" voters going to be retiring in the next 20 years anyways?
   8. Morty Causa Posted: April 05, 2013 at 07:15 PM (#4405753)
MLB process servers are still looking for an Anna Bollick.


Hey, everybody, listen up. I.P. Freely! Is there an I.P. Freely here?
   9. Adam Starblind Posted: April 05, 2013 at 07:30 PM (#4405760)
Our operatives are looking for M'Balz Eshari.
   10. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: April 05, 2013 at 09:09 PM (#4405846)
I am not a lawyer, but isn't there some requirement or law or something in the rules of civil procedure that states that you require a good faith basis to sue a person in a lawsuit? And if so, isn't "that dude has a similar name, so whatever" a short on due diligence?


Sort of (Rule 11 of the FRCP).

Poor diligence is not equivalent to bad faith.
   11. Walt Davis Posted: April 05, 2013 at 10:46 PM (#4405965)
Imagine how silly they are going to feel when they find out it is the other Ryan Braun.
   12. Drexl Spivey Posted: April 05, 2013 at 11:16 PM (#4405986)
Imagine how silly they are going to feel when they find out it is the other Ryan Braun.


Good line.

I'm guessing that Hugh Janus was his supplier.
   13. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: April 05, 2013 at 11:36 PM (#4405997)
Biogenesis was good in the beginning.


But then they went too far!
   14. Srul Itza At Home Posted: April 06, 2013 at 03:37 AM (#4406037)
Sort of (Rule 11 of the FRCP).

Poor diligence is not equivalent to bad faith.


Rule 11 is not limited to bad faith. It requires an "inquiry reasonable under the circumstances." Failure to exercise minimal diligence qualifies for sanctions.
   15. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: April 06, 2013 at 07:32 AM (#4406050)
Is his reputation already so tarnished that he still won't be able to get the necessary votes out of the BBWAA for enshrinement, even if there are no further "incidents" in his career? Or are the PED "hard line" voters going to be retiring in the next 20 years anyways?


I wonder how the players feel about the Hall at this point. To use your example if Braun has a hall of fame career, wins awards, adulation (in Milwaukee at least) and makes a couple hundred million dollars is he going yo give a damn if he is kept out like Bonds, Clemens etc...I mean is that really "getting burned?"

   16. Drexl Spivey Posted: April 06, 2013 at 08:25 AM (#4406054)
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   17. Drexl Spivey Posted: April 06, 2013 at 08:33 AM (#4406055)
I wonder how the players feel about the Hall at this point. To use your example if Braun has a hall of fame career, wins awards, adulation (in Milwaukee at least) and makes a couple hundred million dollars is he going yo give a damn if he is kept out like Bonds, Clemens etc...I mean is that really "getting burned?"


I doubt that Brauny cares.

However, he will become annoyed by the incessant questions/speculation about this.

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