Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

The Miami Marlins and Public Fraud

For those of you who are not aware, last night the Miami Marlins agreed to trade 5 major league players to the Toronto Blue Jays for 7 players, a few of which have seen major league service time. All major sports media outlets have covered the trade in great detail, because this is not the […]

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Tulane Baseball Arbitration: The Players

We are back with the second installment of our Tulane Baseball Arbitration series. Today I wanted to talk about the three cases and the impressions we got from going through the process of preparing and arguing our cases. Let me begin by saying this was an absolute pleasure. It’s not always possible to say that […]

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Tulane Baseball Arbitration: A Primer

This is the first of a series of posts about MLB Arbitration and the Tulane National Baseball Arbitration Competition. As you may know from our past post, William & Mary’s Alternative Dispute Resolution team sent a team of three individuals to Tulane’s National Baseball Arbitration this past weekend. The competition simulates MLB’s arbitration process by […]

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Programming Note

Hey everybody. I wanted to let you know that I, along with two of my esteemed classmates at William & Mary Law School, am currently on my way to New Orleans to participate in the annual National Baseball Arbitration Competition, a program sponsored by Tulane Law School. The competition simulates baseball’s arbitration process, and allows law students […]

Monday, October 24th, 2011

MLB’s Television Ratings, or Is Baseball’s Audience Too Old?

By Sam Mann I promised you a post about MLB’s TV ratings, and I shall deliver. I find tonight to be an extremely opportune time to discuss, because tonight’s numbers will be the ultimate test. Let me explain. It is undeniable that baseball ratings have been decreasing over recent years. It is similarly undeniable that […]

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

The Pittsburgh Pirates – Baseball’s Biggest Story

By Sam Mann Full Disclosure: this post is not really about the law. It’s more about the business/management of baseball. I guess you could draw a tacit connection but I think that sort of stretches it. Nonetheless, I am plowing forward. In what almost everyone would deem a surprise, the Pittsburgh Pirates are in First […]

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Dodgers File Bankruptcy

By Sam Mann A lot of potential topics to cover tonight. We have the two big labor disputes in the NFL and the NBA, the Mets/Madoff crisis and a multitude of NCAA drama, from North Carolina to Ohio St. to USC to Boise State (I think the most amazing thing with the NCAA stuff is […]

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Unlike the NFL, we’re back!

Obviously a lot has happened since we last joined you, although as our title indicates, a resolution to the NFL’s labor trouble is not one of those things.  We thought we would take this opportunity to quickly run through a few items. In no particular order … Businessman Jim Crane has agreed to purchase the […]

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Anyone want to buy the Dodgers with me?

We included a link about two weeks ago to an LA Times article talking about the financial troubles of LA Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and whether he had any legal remedies. Well, over the last 24 hours, that story has become a lot more interesting. Major League Baseball has stepped in and took over the […]

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Quick Links: Apr. 8

Hello all, here are some interesting/relevant developments of the past few days: The University of California at Berkeley  will retain its baseball program. That is great news for a college baseball. If a major program in the Pac-10 (er, Pac-12) is in danger, then the whole sport may be. The NFL and NFLPA spoke this […]