Next Wednesday (February 9) is my birthday, when I will officially turn 26-years-young. I will be on a flight during the day, and arrive in New Orleans on time to attend a reception for the Tulane Baseball Arbitration Competition. Thereafter, I will certainly celebrate at the bars. If you are in New Orleans, come find me! Arbitration Competition competitors have no fear, I will be quite awake and sober in time to judge your briefs and presentations the following two days. The weekend will culminate in two fantastic panels, which are part of a mini-symposium. I have the honor of moderating a panel composed of Jorge Arangure Jr., Senior Writer, ESPN The Magazine, David P. Fidler, Co-author, Stealing Lives: The Globalization of Baseball and the Tragic Story of Alexis Quiroz, and Fernando Tamayo, former International Scouting Coordinator for the Boston Red Sox. I will attempt to live-stream it. Here are some items I missed over the past week:
- 6% of players suffered at least 1 concussion in 2010 [NFLPA Injury Report Finds Increases During 2010 Season].
- All about Steinberg Party XXV [Steinberg still host with most].
- A lot of praise for Bob LaMonte [Vikings coach Leslie Frazier, agent Bob LaMonte make a good team].
- The perfect majority owner of a future LA franchise? [The grooming of Casey Wasserman]
- Nello Gamberdino’s representation of Canseco is no joke [Why One Baseball Agent Is Taking A Chance On 46-Year-Old Client Jose Canseco].
- Boras throws out the acquisition cost argument [Scott Boras Explains Jayson Werth’s 7-Year/$126 Million Dollar Deal With The Washington Nationals].
- Fill out your own and get it framed [2011-12 National Letter of Intent].
- This article makes it seem like there is no lack of endorsement opportunities involving mainstream brands for those at the top [At X Games, Battle for Sponsors Is Also Fierce].