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2011 Santa Clara Sports Law Symposium

What: Santa Clara Law 2011 Sports Law Symposium When: September 8, 2011 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) Where: Locatelli Center, Santa Clara University (map) Topics: Concussions (Keynote: DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director, NFLPA), Steroids (Keynote: Mark Fainaru-Wada, ESPN Investigative Reporter), Labor Strife (Keynote: William B. Gould, IV, former Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board), and the Use of Player Images […]

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Jeff Berry Wants An MLB Rule Change After Buster Posey Hit

Last week, San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey broke a bone in his lower left leg when he was hit by Florida Marlins’ Scott Cousins at home plate.  Posey was blocking the plate in the 12th inning as Cousins reached home, hoping to score the go-ahead run and earn a victory for his team.  In […]

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Hard-Hitting Evidence in the Barry Bonds’ Trial: How They Got It In

Barry Bonds‘ trial has been well publicized and discussed.  From the news stories we hear Bonds’ mistress, Kimberly Bell, testify about his perceived steroid rage and the growing (and shrinking) parts of his body.  We hear Kathy Hoskins, Bonds’ former personal shopper testify that Greg Anderson, Bonds’ longtime trainer, injected Bonds with “a little something […]

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The Man Behind Pablo Sandoval

On June 19, 2008, Gustavo “Gus” Vasquez entered my life via an email he sent me, introducing himself as a certified baseball agent looking for the opportunity to work at a company where he could take his clients and know they would be in good hands.  At the time, he claimed to “have” 3 players […]

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Your MLB Playoffs Preview

The leaves are falling, Halloween is around the corner, and the MLB playoffs are officially upon us. After 162 games, eight teams have separated themselves from the pack and emerged as World Series contenders. Two divisions and both wild cards needed that 162nd game to decide the winner, but our matchups are now set for […]

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Santa Clara 2010 Sports Law Symposium

The college Summer Vacations are coming to a close, which means that sports and entertainment law students are actively preparing for their upcoming 2010/2011 Sports/Entertainment Law Symposiums.  This week, I received my 1st “Save the Date” email.  The information is below. What: Santa Clara Law 2010 Sports Law Symposium When: September 16, 2010 (9 a.m. […]

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The MLB Draft Day 1 Broken Down

First Round Bryce Harper (Washington Nationals) – Boras Corp. – Interesting to note that Bud Selig referred to Harper as an outfielder even though he has played mostly catcher his entire life.  Get this kid on the fast track through the Minors. Jameson Tallion (Pittsburgh Pirates) – Hendricks Sports Management – Big high school arm […]

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Platinum Strikes Gold With Broshuis

A baseball agent will not be a baseball agent for long if he takes a commission from his Minor League clients.  The agent’s clients are having a hard enough time trying to survive on their meager salaries to be dolling out money to anybody.  So if an agent’s client has a Minor League career, but […]

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Next On The Agenda: B.J. Upton

B.J. Upton is the 2nd player to reach an arbitration hearing this February.  Corey Hart was the first, and in his case, the panel of arbitrators handed Hart the victory, and $4.8 million (compared to the Brewers’ offer of $4.15 million).  Upton’s has already had his hearing yesterday, and one of the 3 panelists (Elizabeth […]

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DeRosa and Giants Get it Done

Free agent third basemen Mark DeRosa has found him and his family a new home. DeRosa and the San Francisco Giants agreed to a deal for a 2 year, $12 million contract on Monday. In my opinion, the Giants are just on the cusp of being a dangerous postseason team. This move may have pushed […]