Author: Dan Freedman

Dan Freedman is the Executive Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs at Lionsgate Films. This is his unique (?) perspective on baseball, and how the same oftentimes relates to life.

TO I-WALK or NOT TO I-WALK

TO I-WALK or NOT TO I-WALK A few posts ago I proffered my opinion on a matter, and dogmatically declared that anyone who disagreed with me was wrong.  I will not do that today.  Truth be told, I sit firmly on the fence on this matter, and don’t believe I can be convinced either way. …

By Dan Freedman May 1, 2015 0

THE LOST ART

THE LOST ART Back in the day, people would go to the ballpark with a transistor radio in one hand, and a few pencils in the other.  For 50¢ or a buck, you picked up an official scorecard, you grabbed a dog and a beer, took your seat, and only got up to pee (in…

By Dan Freedman April 23, 2015 0

THEY’RE BACK

THEY’RE BACK   Forget all this nonsense about the Monday after the Super Bowl; and forget ESPN’s world dominance and their creation of “Opening Night” the Sunday before.  Opening Day – Monday – should be a National Holiday.  A day when kids are off school (oh, right, they are already), and parents have freedom from meetings,…

By Dan Freedman April 8, 2015 0

BLOOM BACK ON THE ROSE?

BLOOM BACK ON THE ROSE? Last Monday, Peter Edward Rose made a formal request to be reinstated by Major League Baseball and asked that his lifetime ban be lifted.  Newly-minted Commissioner Rob Manfred responded by stating he would consider the request “on its merits”.  Spoken like a true attorney. To be or not to be.…

By Dan Freedman March 21, 2015 0

HOWE WILL JOSH’S STORY END?

HOWE WILL JOSH’S STORY END? As I think I may have mentioned here in the past, each morning, before I even put two feet on the floor, I check Peter Gammons’ “Around the Majors” blog.  He always have useful tidbits from the day before, and loads of advanced metrics that even true baseball nerds would…

By Dan Freedman March 14, 2015 0

Opening Gay (A Conversation)

OPENING GAY (A Conversation) Daniel Murphy, the Mets second baseman, skipped Opening Day last season to be with his wife for the birth of their first child.  He got a ton a flak for that in the New York media – as would be expected as they give flak for essentially anything.  At the time…

By Dan Freedman March 11, 2015 1

LIFE LESSONS

LIFE LESSONS The crack of the bat. The pop of the glove. The smell of the grass. The click of the smart phone? Ah, Spring Training is here. If you are wondering which of the above is not like the other, you may have missed the current brouhaha involving Curt Schilling and his daughter, Gabby.…

By Dan Freedman March 5, 2015 0

FOR THE LOVE OF . . . PART 2

 FOR THE LOVE OF . . . PART 2 So now we know.   Maybe.   Sort of. Did Max Scherzer sign the second richest pitching contract in history for the love of money or to win a ring?   Or both?  One thing we do know, another team had to offer $66M more than Detroit to make…

By Dan Freedman January 24, 2015 0

FOR THE LOVE OF . . .

FOR THE LOVE OF . . . What do we want from our athletes?  What is – or should be – their driving force?  They play for the love of . . . what, exactly? From a young age we are taught – we are told – it is “all about the rings”.  I remember…

By Dan Freedman January 8, 2015 0