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There is a popular adage in the sporting world that says, “If you’re not cheating, you’re not trying.” The wit of this quip is overshadowed by the truth it underscores. From the Deflategate scandal that rocked the NFL and led to a four-game suspension for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to the litany […]

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Tyler Skaggs, a pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels, passed away on July 1st in a Texas hotel room while traveling with the team. The autopsy revealed that Skaggs’ death was caused by choking on his own vomit while under the influence of alcohol, oxycodone, oxymorphone, and fentanyl. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency initiated […]

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Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Human Trafficking

On October 21, 2018 By

As the Major League Baseball playoffs heat up on the field, there is increased attention being paid to a darker side of the sport. In its latest issue, Sports Illustrated published an explosive account of a Department of Justice investigation into the shady deals that allow clubs to recruit and sign international players, […]

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Is Major League Baseball Heading Towards Another Strike?

On February 25, 2018 By

There have been eight strikes in the history of major league baseball, and a ninth might be on its way.  Whether a strike ultimately occurs will depend in large part on whether the players and ownership can close an ever-increasing gap between them on a number of critical issues. The current collective bargaining agreement governing […]

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Poverty in Professional Baseball?

On September 8, 2017 By

With average salaries of $4.4 million per player on major league teams and a league value of nearly $10 billion, professional baseball and the poverty line seem incongruously related. Yet, for approximately 6,000 players on any of the 250 minor league rosters, meagre salaries are as much a part of the game as […]

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“People will come, Ray. The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. Its been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, its a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of […]

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This week, one of the last remaining big-name free agents in baseball signed a one-year, $8 million deal.  To the average person that would be a life changing sum of money.  However, to Ian Desmond that represents far less than he, or industry experts, would have expected him to receive.  Desmond over the past […]

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San Jose Strikes Out Again in Suit Against MLB

On January 22, 2015 By

The city of San Jose lost its appeal in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday. They were challenging Major League Baseball’s (MLB) long-held exception to federal antitrust laws. The Oakland Athletics are looking to make a location move and had their sights set on San Jose. However, the MLB’s constitution requires clubs […]

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Former minor-league player Garrett Broshuis has filed a lawsuit on behalf of several dozen former minor-league players against Major League Baseball (MLB) and its 30 teams. Broshuis contends that the MLB is “simply not living up to its legal obligations” in regards to state and federal minimum wage and overtime laws. Last year’s average […]

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RONALD L. BARABAS &
MICHAEL K. WHEELER

It’s very common, at one time or another, for the average sports fan to feel like he can run his favorite team better than the club’s owner or manager. What happens though when many such fans, who spend […]

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