Archive for the 'ShysterBall' Category

I’d like to think that the announcement by Bugs & Cranks’ Dave Chalk that he is quitting the baseball blogging business is dry humor, and that his leaving B&C is occasioned by another offer or a lack of free time or something as opposed to truly being disgusted with the sport. If not, it’s simply […]

Not yours: A court commissioner has denied Jamie McCourt’s bid to be reinstated as the chief executive of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Superior Court Commissioner Scott Gordon ruled Thursday in Los Angeles there is no state law to support her bid. I hate it when judges cite B.S. reasons for ruling against you. Stuff like […]

Not sure why I’m writing this — I’m guessing most readers are off work today for Guy Fawkes Day and everything — but for those of you in essential services . . . Did the Yankees buy their championship? You may not be surprised to learn that this one has sparked quite a debate among […]

This story is mostly about Joe Girardi helping an accident victim on his way home from the ballpark last night, but this is all kinds of fun: Police were in the area conducting a driving while intoxicated checkpoint on the parkway. In fact, about 15 minutes earlier, Girardi had passed through a driving while intoxicated […]

Yankees 7, Phillies 3: Champs. You saw it, so no need for me to describe it. I’ll just offer some observations: Andy Pettitte was gutsy and successful. Pedro, while unsuccessful, was just as gutsy. He certainly knew before anyone — and probably well before the game started — that he had nothing last night. He’s […]

With perks like these, you’d think the folks in Congress wouldn’t beat baseball up over steroids and stuff as often as they do. I mean really, isn’t a bribe worth anything in Washington anymore? Tickets for Wednesday’s World Series game are nearly impossible to come by at face value. But that isn’t the case if […]

Just want to thank everyone for all the kind words in my little ego thread yesterday. It’s humbling to say the least. I feel like Johnny Fever after he told people to go throw garbage on the steps of city hall and they actually, you know, did it. I’ll try to get back into my […]

Ladies and gentleman, the man on which Joe Torre depended to stave off elimination in the NLCS: Dodgers pitcher Vicente Padilla accidentally shot himself in the right leg, the Dodgers confirmed Tuesday, but the wound is believed to be minor. Whatever. I couldn’t get too mad about that, even if I was a Dodgers fan. […]

When I started writing ShysterBall in the spring of 2007, the idea was to give myself a place to be where I could escape the stress and unpleasantness of my legal career, if only for the briefest of moments. As time went on, it began to consume more and more of my waking hours and, […]

I may dabble, but Josh Fisher is the go-to source for all of your McCourtly goodness. Today, Josh talks about just how much of a clusterf*ck the Dodgers’ sale was, and why it will make the McCourt divorce an even bigger hassle than most of us currently realize: So, if you’re counting at home, the […]