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.


112 In early March, we headed to Arizona (and some headed to Florida) and watched PFP on side fields.  We sat on the grass and drank cold beer in the warm late-winter sun.  We harangued superstars, has-beens, and never-will-bes for autographs and baseballs.  We got our juices flowing, then they “headed north”. For seven months…

By Dan Freedman October 30, 2014 0


IT’S ONLY A GAME The tragic and shocking news of Oscar Taveras’s passing on Sunday cast a pall over Game 5 of the World Series.  Buster Posey, the potential new face of baseball had this to say:  “My first thought was, ‘This game is not that important.’  I mean, we make so much about the…

By Dan Freedman October 28, 2014 0


THAT JUST CAN’T HAPPEN  Over the past few years, I have seen my son strike out looking with runners on base in late innings situations.  And each time I have the same response: “that just can’t happen”. I coach my son’s travel team, and I find myself saying, on a weekly basis, after one pratfall…

By Dan Freedman October 10, 2014 0


THROW BACK MONDAY The cycle of life.  Everything that’s old is new again.  The more things change, the more they stay the same.  Every dog has its day. I awoke this morning and went deep into my closet to pull out my Guess flap-pocket jeans. They were right next to the double-collared Izod shirt and…

By Dan Freedman October 6, 2014 0

October Madness Begins (in September)

Yesterday was the tipping point.  Actually, Tuesday night got me to the edge, and Wednesday my colleagues pushed me over the edge.  I had to start writing. Bill Simmons started his “Boston Sports Guy” blog in the 90s to give a “regular fan’s perspective” on sports.  He has never avoided his biases nor held his…

By Dan Freedman October 3, 2014 0