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SportsLaw101′s Collection of 2013 MLB Mock Drafts
June 6th, 2013 at 2:17 PM
Is everyone getting excited about tonight's MLB draft?  Well maybe it isn't as glamorous as the NBA & NFL draft but it is still fun to see who your team's future stars may be.  As us here at Sportslaw101 cannot pass up a good mock draft, here are some that we...

UPDATE: Chicago White Sox Pitcher, John Danks, Sued by House Guest
September 28th, 2012 at 12:01 PM
***PHOTO1*** As reported earlier this month (Danks Sued by House Guest), White Sox pitcher, John Danks, was sued for negligence during an event taking place at his residence in 2010.  The Chicago Tribune reported (here) Danks has denied negligence in his friend’s injury, stating his acted in good faith reliance throughout...

To Invest or not to Invest? Sports Franchises and Stock Exchanges
September 10th, 2012 at 2:19 PM
In light of global soccer giant Manchester United's recent IPO on the New York Stock Exchange, the fine folks at the Economist included an article about professional sports franchises as investments in a recent issue. The article essentially states that investing in sports teams is less than ideal, particularly in...

White Sox Pitcher, John Danks, Sued by House Guest
September 7th, 2012 at 11:57 AM
According to CBS (John Danks Sued For Failing to Call 911 After Man Fell In His Home), White Sox pitcher, John Danks, is being sued by Blake Pabst for an event which transpired in August 2010. Pabst is accusing Danks of failing to dial 911 after he was pushed off...

NJ Boy Struck by Line Drive Awarded $14.5 Million in Settlement
August 22nd, 2012 at 1:54 PM
ESPN reports that 18 year-old Stephen Domalewski was awarded a $14.5 million settlement in his lawsuit against a baseball bat manufacturer, Little League Baseball, and a sporting goods chain. The incident occurred in 2006, when 12 year-old Domalewski was pitching when the batter hit a line drive back at him which...

MLB Teams, Cable Companies Sued Regarding TV Blackouts
May 23rd, 2012 at 3:24 PM
A law firm that recently brought a similar suit against the NHL is now bringing a suit against the MLB and several of its teams.  The lawsuit complains that the MLB, teams, and cable companies improperly divide up viewing markets and create blackout for local games. In general, there are two kinds of TV blackouts: local...

Arizona High School Forfeits Baseball Championship Rather than Play Against a Girl
May 16th, 2012 at 8:42 AM
No one likes a forfeit.  This sentiment is especially true in the amateur ranks, where playing the sport, not making money, is the primary objective.  Amateur sports are supposed to be about cultivating young athletes, teaching them about fair play, competition, and sportsmanship.  None of those objectives are achieved when one team refuses to take the field.  Especially for a reason as unrelated...

A Look at the Jury in the Roger Clemens Trial
May 15th, 2012 at 4:56 PM
We have all been keeping an eye on the Roger Clemens trial the past two weeks.  One of the most fascinating aspects, as is with any high profile mainstream trial, is who ends up being selected on the jury.  As you may well know, at the beginning of a trial the Judge and lawyers are allowed to ask a potential group of jurors questions in a...

San Francisco Giants Pitcher Guillermo Mota Suspended 100 Games for Positive Drug Test
May 9th, 2012 at 8:29 AM
Giants reliever Guillermo Mota was suspended Monday for 100 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, the Office of the Commissioner announced. ***PHOTO1*** The substance was clenbuterol, a PED that cost cyclist Alberto Contador his victory at the Tour de...

Proposed MLB Draft Adjustments Affecting Propsects
April 25th, 2012 at 8:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Last fall, MLB owners and the MLB Players Association (“MLBPA”) agreed to terms for a new collective bargaining agreement.  The agreement provided for a continuation of the amateur draft and limited its application to citizens of the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The agreement also limited team spending for international...

Three Strikes and You’re Out: MLB Umpire Sues Wilson Sporting Goods
April 20th, 2012 at 10:42 AM
Major League Baseball umpire Ed Hickox has filed a lawsuit in New York Supreme (trial) Court against Wilson Sporting Goods and Wilson's parent company Amer Sports Corporation for an injury that occurred during a game.   ***PHOTO1*** The incident in question arose out of an April 18th game at the new Yankee Stadium when a foul ball struck him in the mask.  He stayed in the game temporarily but...

Ozzie Guillen Speaks Without Thinking, Suffers Consequences
April 18th, 2012 at 9:36 AM
First off, I must confess that I am an Ozzie Guillen fan.  His ridiculous antics on the South Side brought the baseball world a nearly endless supply of surreal soundbytes and hilarious commentary that simply cannot be duplicated.  From an entertainment standpoint, Ozzie, as a manager, was the biggest star on his team.  However, his unfiltered interviews also give way to some controversial speech on a number of occasions, such as the...

Frank McCourt Sells Dodgers, Team Starts 9-1
April 17th, 2012 at 12:13 PM
With the LA Dodgers' torrid start, it's worth looking back at the Frank McCourt saga which ended with him pocketing $400M after all his debts were paid. The folks over at The Economist's Game Theory blog succinctly summarized what many fans were wondering: How did this incompetent guy, who financed...

Miami Marlins Suspend Manager Ozzie Guillen Five Games for Controversial Comments
April 10th, 2012 at 12:05 PM
The Miami Marlins suspended divisive skipper Ozzie Guillen on Tuesday for remarks he made about his admiration for Fidel Castro. Guillen told Time Magazine that he loves Castro and respects his staying power. This is Guillen’s first year as manager of the Miami Marlins, a year in which the franchise...

Win $1000 in Prizes by Entering the MLB Opening Day Freeroll Frenzy-Submit Roster by Today!
April 5th, 2012 at 8:00 AM
It’s baseball season once again! It’s finally here baseball fans and the partnership of Sports Media 101 and FanDuel want to make it even better for you. Starting today at 1:05 p.m., the MLB Opening Day Freeroll will begin and you, being the baseball fanatic you are, will have a...

Enter for a Chance to Win $1000 in Prizes with the MLB Opening Day Freeroll Frenzy!
April 4th, 2012 at 6:24 PM
This whole week Sports Media 101 and FanDuel are celebrating their new partnership by bringing you, the greatest fans ever, the biggest contest to date.  This free fantasy contest is going to be held on the MLB’s opening day, Thursday April 5, and this will start an entire month of...

Sports Media 101 and FanDuel Continues Partnership Kick Off with Free Fantasy Contests
March 28th, 2012 at 2:09 PM
Sports Media 101 and FanDuel announced their official partnership last week. With this partnership comes the opportunity for sports fans everywhere to get the chance to play one day fantasy contests and win amazing prizes, just by throwing together a roster. The duo is allowing fans a chance to celebrate...

Allowing Manny Ramirez to Be Manny Ramirez is Another Swing and a Miss
March 13th, 2012 at 8:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Contrary to popular belief, Manny Ramirez has failed three drug tests in his major league career.  Ramirez first tested positive for steroids in 2003, before MLB was instituting a penalty.  After testing positive again in 2008, Ramirez was finally penalized.  The following spring training, Ramirez tested positive for PEDs a...

Bobby Jenks: Another Life Changing Experience
March 8th, 2012 at 8:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** It has been a very volatile three years for Boston Red Sox pitcher, Bobby Jenks.  Just three years ago, Jenks received $5.6 million, which set a then major league record for a first time arbitration eligible closer.  Today, Jenks is recovering from an injury that not only nearly ended his...

Ur-ine the Clear: Legally Understanding the Ryan Braun Decision
March 6th, 2012 at 8:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Back in December 2011, NL MVP, Ryan Braun, was found to have violated the MLB drug policy.  The consequences of the violation, based upon a test for PEDs, produced an automatic 50 game suspension.  This would have resulted in a loss of almost a third of Braun's annual salary.  Braun...