Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

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 12:28 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: phillies

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: November 06, 2012 at 09:00 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 10:29 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 11:07 AM (#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 04:33 PM (#4294995)
Well, at the time, the Nats had no memorabilia to steal so I don't see the problem.
   5. i'm only STEAGLES when it's complicated Posted: November 06, 2012 at 05:43 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.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
JE (Jason)
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: Soccer June 2015
(881 - 5:58am, Jul 02)
Last: ursus arctos

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - July 2015
(166 - 5:45am, Jul 02)
Last: rr

NewsblogNats to introduce Calvin Coolidge as latest Racing President - The Washington Post
(60 - 5:19am, Jul 02)
Last: Snowboy

NewsblogDon't ever make closer Huston Street pitch earlier than the ninth inning
(52 - 3:35am, Jul 02)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogSource: Dipoto could step down as Angels GM | angels.com
(40 - 3:29am, Jul 02)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogCHART: The Crazy Contract The Mets Gave Bobby Bonilla Was Actually Incredibly Smart - Business Insider
(21 - 3:09am, Jul 02)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogIn Venezuela, the difficult search for the next José Altuve
(4 - 2:29am, Jul 02)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogOTP - July 2015: Winning the Political Game: Politics is More Like Baseball Than Football
(192 - 2:11am, Jul 02)
Last: David Nieporent (now, with children)

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 7-1-2015
(81 - 1:53am, Jul 02)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogMattingly: John McCain Dropped a Foul Ball. He's Got a Good Excuse, Internet.
(3 - 1:53am, Jul 02)
Last: vagab0nd is still a champion

NewsblogJerry Dipoto out, Mike Scioscia has the power for Los Angeles Angels | FOX Sports
(17 - 1:44am, Jul 02)
Last: shoewizard

NewsblogPCL 2015 Triple-A All-Star Game Roster Announced
(5 - 1:31am, Jul 02)
Last: Joyful Calculus Instructor

NewsblogDeford: All-Star Games Are Worthless If The Players Are Not All-Stars
(48 - 1:11am, Jul 02)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

NewsblogJoe Maddon brings in magician to "lighten things up" amid Cubs skid
(68 - 1:01am, Jul 02)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogMLB and the Grateful Dead - JOIN US FOR THE FINAL 5 SHOWS EVER!
(205 - 12:40am, Jul 02)
Last: PreservedFish

Page rendered in 0.1663 seconds
48 querie(s) executed