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Friday, September 25, 2009
Stuff like this. . .. . . only happens to the Cubs.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 12:32pm
Chris H. said...
That’s quite a headline.
Posted 09/25 at 12:54 PM
David Ortiz started the whole, taking off your helmet while rounding third during a walkoff, because of this. He said you couldn’t believe how much it hurt having all those guys pounding on your head.
Posted 09/25 at 01:00 PM
Btw, any of you lawyers out here able to flesh out this whole NCAA vs Baseball (and all athletes) and their respective agents/lawyers case?
Apparently the NCAA sent out a Questionnaire to all its’ athletes asking them a bunch of questions about their representation, as mentioned in this article by Jerry Crasnick. Keith Law chimes in here.
My question is, assuming the players actually have legal representation, doesn’t asking what the attorneys/agents have done on their behalf violate attorney client privilege? Also, we might need someone more familiar with NCAA bylaws, but shouldn’t the agents/lawyers advise their clients to just answer “none of your business” or something to that effect?
Posted 09/25 at 01:04 PM
Craig Calcaterra said...
MJ—I read that questionnaire and the first thing I thought was “there is no way in hell I’d let my client answer those questions.” The lawyers Craisnick quotes take the same position.
The NCAA is ridiculous. They think they live in their own world where the rules of society don’t apply. I hope they get their ass handed to them in the Ohio case.
Posted 09/25 at 01:07 PM
IIRC Mike Sweeney’s back problems were aggravated during a slap-happy celebration of his game-winning single against the Giants in 2003. Sweeney was in the lineup for a few days after that, but then he was out for more than 7 weeks. A Royal Occurrence?
Posted 09/25 at 01:32 PM
Vorp Opiescu said...
The lesson? MBSs are only safe for Primates.
Posted 09/25 at 02:28 PM
Thanks Craig. I figured as much. The only problem I can foresee is Klaw mentions that the NCAA could bring sanctions against people who refused to fill out the questionnaire. Sounds just like the pledge we had to make in CT to play sports, saying that you wouldn’t do drugs/drink alcohol. If you refused to sign it, you couldn’t play.
I assume this wouldn’t actually hold up in court, but who wants to spend a year+ fighting an institution instead of playing.
Posted 09/25 at 02:43 PM
Actually, I would have thought it more reminiscent of a Mets-type injury, at least this year, anyway.
Posted 09/25 at 03:03 PM
To Craig & MJ:
How did the NCAA/Oliver case stay in state court? I don’t think I’d mind being in state court if I’m Oliver, but I sure would have thought that the NCAA would have wanted to remove the case to US Dist. Ct.
Posted 09/26 at 09:28 AM