Takin’ it to the streets

They’re protesting public funding for the Marlins’ ballpark down in Miami: Elected officials, community organizations, business owners and others gathered outside the Fillmore at the Jackson Gleason Theater in Miami Beach on Tuesday, explaining how the proposed Marlins baseball stadium would divert needed money from the local economy. One member of the coalition, City of […]

CRS Report on the Curt Flood Act

Legislation geeks — and I know you exist and read this blog — will be interested to know that the Congressional Research Service (i.e. the outfit which does all of Congress’s research) is working to make its reports available to the public. One of the reports made public last week was the report that ultimately […]

When it rains it pours

I know everyone wants to talk about real baseball right now, but this blog has always followed the news, and the news just seems to be going this way lately: Former Baltimore Orioles shortstop Miguel Tejada was charged today with lying to congressional investigators about the use of performance-enhancing drugs in baseball. Federal prosecutors accused […]

MLBPA’s Statement (with UPDATE)

I’m bumping this back up to the top because I have an update in response to several good comments and I want to explain my thinking further. Scroll down to the update to see it. Via Maury, the MLBPA has issued a statement regarding the destruction, or lack thereof, of the 2003 tests: We are […]

Quantifying the blowback

Yesterday I dismissed the notion that the A-Rod stuff would have a negative impact on the Yankee brand, as it were. I still believe that, but that doesn’t mean that there won’t be some repercussions in fanland. I am far too old and lame to understand how social networks actually work, but THT’s own Bryan […]

Selena and A-Rod

I’m not sure what to make of Alex Rodriguez’s claim that Selena Roberts “stalked” him in the leadup to this weekend’s story, but it’s certainly the case that Rodriguez has been in Roberts’ sights for a long time. Let’s take the wayback machine to December 7, 2007, when Roberts ran a hatchet job on A-Rod […]

Contempt

I certainly wouldn’t want to be Alex Rodriguez right now, but it would be way better to be him than whoever it was dropped the dime on him: The judge in the Barry Bonds perjury case could find BALCO prosecutors, investigators or officials in contempt if evidence connects them to the leak of formerly anonymous […]

Today at THT

What to read while trying to get your mind around the fact that a guy who makes more than $25 million a year casually uses the term “loosey-goosey.” Yes, the rich are different than you and me: Done with the position-by-position thing, Treder lists the ten best right-handed batting, left-handed throwing players in Major League […]