BASEBALL GODS

BASEBALL GODS I’m a Red Sox fan.  There, I admitted it.  And I have no shame in doing so.  Of course, that is considerably easier today than it was 12 years ago.  Over the past 11 seasons, the Red Sox have won 3 World Series championships.  It’s not hard to be a fan.  After 86…

By Dan Freedman June 18, 2015 0

WHEN IS A RULE A RULE?

WHEN IS A RULE A RULE? It is often said that lawyers are the people in society who have read the inside of the box.  We (ostensibly) know the rules, and we are charged with helping interpret those rules, enforcing those rules, and/or seeking remediation when someone violates those rules.  But what happens when a…

By Dan Freedman June 10, 2015 0

HOW MUCH IS TOO LITTLE?

HOW MUCH IS TOO LITTLE? The game is over, the dugout is empty, and the field has been dragged.  One team is headed to the snack bar or the parking lot.  And the other team is jumping into a dogpile in the outfield.  The jubilation of a come-from-behind victory?  Possibly the sweet relief of a…

By Dan Freedman May 28, 2015 0

LANGUAGE BARRIER

LANGUAGE BARRIER Within the past week, two people who I love dearly each told me – separately – that they try to read this blog, but can’t always follow it.  That didn’t bother me in the least, because, as I wrote in my very first entry, this ain’t for everyone.  I was just happy that…

By Dan Freedman May 14, 2015 0

12

12

According to School House Rock, Three . . . is a Magic Number. And while that may be the case, I think 12 may be as magical as it gets. The old cliché is that youth is wasted on the young. Never is that writ larger than at age 12. I am not exactly sure…

By Dan Freedman May 7, 2015 0

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