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The World Cup of Counterfeit All-Stars

There’s a sports fever in the air of the homeland of the DuetsBlog team. The World Cup final is Sunday and, from my office window, I have seen an ever-growing number of soccer fans on the rooftop lawn of Brit’s Pub to watch...more

Bob Latham Speaks: Remnants of 1908

As a relatively recent joke goes, an editor is lamenting the demise of payphones while speaking to a reporter. Editor: "With no more payphones, where would Superman change?" Reporter: "Change? Where would he work?!" To...more

Major League Baseball’s Antitrust “Exemption” Is Immune From Judicial Overrule

The City of San Jose, California, entered into an option contract to lease land to the Oakland A’s, a Major League Baseball (“MLB”) club, for the construction of a new stadium. The land was within the exclusive territory of...more

Red Sox Win The World Series: Character Does Matter – In Sports And Compliance

On Wednesday the Boston Red Sox won their first World Series at home since 1918. The Red Sox had finally bested the Curse of the Bambino back in 2004 when they defeated their 2013 opponent, the St. Louis Cardinals, but they...more

The Way to San Jose: Not Through Federal Court

Frustrated with the inability of the Oakland Athletics to commit to relocate to San Jose in the face of the territorial objections of the San Francisco Giants – and by the failure of Major League Baseball (MLB) to bring the...more

Sluggers Sue Over Performance Enhancing Drug Usage Allegations

In addition to being a busy day on the diamond, October 4 was a busy day off the field for some of Major League Baseball’s biggest stars. On Friday, Albert Pujols and Alex Rodriguez filed lawsuits related to allegations that...more

Wanna Bet? Betting About Baseball Returns To The News

In 2011, Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun became the first MLB player to successfully challenge, and evade, a 50-game suspension for suspected use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). Coincidentally, that same year, Braun...more

Baseball And Compliance: From The Astros To Juiced Balls In Japan

What do national pastimes teach us about ethics and compliance? I would argue plenty....more

Walgreen Nationals?

When we aren’t playing baseball in the backyard or at little league baseball games, we watch a lot of baseball. Mostly the Twins, but it doesn’t take the M & M boys to bring us together in front of the television. The other...more

Yankees' Lawyer on Manchester City MLS Partnership [Video]

June 18 (Bloomberg) -- Irwin Kishner, chairman of the executive committee and co-chairman of the corporate department at Herrick, Feinstein LLP, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about the New York Yankees' investment...more

A Nine Inning Communications Game Plan

Crafting and executing an effective communications plan requires long-term vision, daily execution and a strategic direction. These same elements are readily apparent with a successful baseball team....more

Three Point Shot - April 2013

The (Gold) Gloves Are Off - Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips has a lot to say. He's well-known for being outspoken, and he's a prolific tweeter on his @DatDudeBP account, which boasts over 650,000...more

Money, Money, Money

I tried. I really tried. I tried not to rant about the Houston Astros during Spring Training, because as they say ‘hope springs eternal’ as all teams are tied at this point in the season (0-0). So when the Astros announced...more

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