Archive for the 'ShysterBall' Category

The Seattle Times’ Larry Stone thinks that the Mariners should bring Ken Griffey Jr. back. There are many words, but it essentially boils down to this: I believe Griffey still has something to offer. He can tickle Ichiro, bring laughter to the clubhouse, hit an occasional bomb and take one more crack at October. Sounds […]

The working conditions are terrible. None of his colleagues do their job. The whole damn operation is a waste of time. I’m just waiting for the “I don’t believe in nothin’ no more, I’m goin’ to law school!” post. Not that I don’t see where Pearlman is coming from. Press boxes are bad places to […]

You probably have to be in your mid-30s and had to have lived in Michigan in the mid-80s in order to care about this. Anybody know what John Wockenfuss is up to?

Remember Dave Chalk’s retirement from Bugs & Cranks last week? Well, he’s takin’ a mulligan. You’ll recall my bewilderment re: Dave’s stated dissatisfaction over steroids and money and stuff ruining baseball, and wondering why that all of a sudden became a problem for him when it was nothing really new. He responds, with the upshot […]

Twenty years ago today the Berlin Wall fell. I’m obviously not equipped to do the event historical justice in this space, so I’ll share my own shallow personal remembrance: I was in the 11th grade, taking an advanced placement government and politics class. The teacher was way more interested in international relations stuff, however, so […]

ESPN plagiarised — and then un-plagiarised and apologized for plagiarising — a story on my NBC colleague Mike Florio’s Pro Football Talk blog. Best part of it is the first comment on ESPN’s article after the correction was made: Jesus… at least plagiarize a legitimate site… you’re now poaching off of a failed lawyer’s sports […]

From Washington Business Journal: The Washington Nationals, which finished its 2009 season with the worst record in baseball, recently laid off several people in the team’s executive offices, according to sources close to the team. Two former employees, who asked not to be identified, admitted to being laid off by the team. One former employee, […]

I didn’t get to it today due to other obligations, but you don’t need me when you have Josh to tell you all that has happened. Obviously the most notable thing in all of this is that the person who will be overseeing the case is named Commissioner Gordon. It’s nice to see him back […]

For reasons that aren’t important, I took out a supplemental disability insurance policy a few years ago. I can’t remember the terms and don’t have the policy handy, so I got on the phone with my broker this morning and asked him if the fact that I’m not going to be a lawyer anymore makes […]

I’m sure you’ve all seen this by now: An officer approached Lincecum’s 2006 Mercedes and smelled marijuana as the pitcher rolled down his window. Schatzel said Lincecum immediately complied with a request to hand over the drug and a marijuana pipe from the car’s center console. Lincecum pitched a two-hit shutout last June 29th, but […]