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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (1/7/2011)

Here we go with the first Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up of the new year.  I can’t say that I am disappointed with how 2011 has begun.  I am working on some very interesting sports and entertainment legal issues, and things are also quite busy at Dynasty, where we are working hard on procuring deals for […]

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Choo Staying For Good, Boras Wins Out

Back in March, I wrote about Cleveland Indians’ outfielder Shin-Soo Choo switching from Octagon to Scott Boras, and his impending service in the South Korean Army.  As a South Korean-native, the 28-year old Choo was slated to spend two years in the national Army before reaching 30.  However, after winning the gold medal in last […]

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Australia Is Playing Baseball In The Winter

On this federal holiday that we honor America’s military veterans (Veterans Day), let’s take a look far overseas, where a new baseball league has been created and is in its first year of operation. Last Saturday, the Australian Baseball League (ABL) officially began play.  It is not the first baseball to be played in Australia, […]

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Kellin Deglan Being Sued For Advising Fees

No one has “getting burned by an advisee” on their to-do list.  In fact, not long ago, I wrote a post about what types of claims an advisor may have against an advisee should the advisee use the advisor’s services and follow up with a “I’m not paying you, but I really appreciate the help” […]

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Two Weeks From MLB Draft – Do You Know Who Your Advisor Is?

We are exactly two weeks away from the MLB Rule 4 Draft.  Many college baseball players and high school baseball players are having their seasons come to a close while others are still playing.  Many talented players have already chosen their advisors, but there are also quite a few who have held out until now […]

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Scott Boras Is All Aboard The Shin-Soo Choo Train

Super-baseball agent Scott Boras has a new client, Cleveland Indians rising start Shin-Soo Choo.  The right fielder, who hit .300 and 20 homeruns last year is part of the Indians grand scheme for the future…maybe.  The recent change in representation to Boras from Octagon Worldwide’s Al Nero, may throw a curveball at the Indians chances […]

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Japanese Free Agency

While all the talk has been focused on potential free agents in MLB, 87 players in the Japanese Baseball League became eligible for free agency on Monday.  The league, domestically known as Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB), has much stricter free agency rules than MLB, which may be helpful if you ever find yourself representing a […]

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In-Depth Discussion About NCAA Proposal No. 2009-22

On August 25, I took a peek at a new NCAA proposal, first introduced to me by Anastasios “Tassos” Kaburakis, Ph.D., Attorney at Law and Assistant Professor of Sport Law and Sport Management/Director of Sport Management Graduate Program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  The proposal, with an anticipated adoption date of August 1, 2010, would […]

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Who’s Paying the Tab?

Earlier this year, The Wall Street Journal announced that they would expand their sports section from its once-a-week appearance to an everyday section, and I’ve been following the online version since.  Last week I came across a very interesting article by Allen Barra, and I wanted to explore the possibilities of an idea he proposed.  […]

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College versus Pro: The decision is personal

Today is the first day of August. Fall approaches, but so does the signing deadline for teams to lock up players that were selected in the 2008 MLB Amateur Draft. We are only fourteen days away from knowing which unsigned players will be returning/first going to college and who will forgo the college experience in […]