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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Former Phillies batting practice pitcher sues team, Amaro

In the suit, former Phillies’ batting practice pitcher Ali Modami claims that GM Ruben Amaro, Jr., defamed him and ruined his job prospects with the Washington Nationals and L.A. Dodgers.

Modami, who is seeking a judgment in excess of $100,000, worked for the Phillies from May 2007 until Oct. 11, 2011, when Amaro terminated him because the team wanted to go in a “different direction” and was attempting to “change up the hitting program,” according to the suit, filed by attorney Sidney L. Gold….

But both teams eventually rejected Modami, the suit claims, because Amaro told both teams’ general managers that he was no longer with the Phillies because he was stealing and selling memorabilia, the suit states…..

Former Phillies outfielder Jayson Werth, now with the Nationals, first told Modami what Amaro allegedly said, the suit states.

Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: November 06, 2012 at 01:28 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: November 06, 2012 at 10:00 AM (#4294234)
This is a perfect off-season. It's crazy!
   2. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: November 06, 2012 at 11:29 AM (#4294336)
The truth is that Modami was stealing memorabilia, cutting or breaking it into small pieces, and then eating it.

I can understand why he'd be unhappy about the inaccuracy.
   3. puck Posted: November 06, 2012 at 12:07 PM (#4294386)
The kopi luwak of memorabilia sales, huh? I wonder if there's a farm out there where people are feeding various things to various animals to see if they can come up with the next kopi luwak.
   4. Walt Davis Posted: November 06, 2012 at 05:33 PM (#4294995)
Well, at the time, the Nats had no memorabilia to steal so I don't see the problem.
   5. STEAGLES is all out of bubblegum Posted: November 06, 2012 at 06:43 PM (#4295100)
i'm fairly sure that it would be cheaper for the phillies to just pay the man rather than to litigate this in courts for the next few years.

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