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Memo To Major League Baseball: Get Smokeless Tobacco Out Of The Game
E.M. Swift: "Tobacco, in any of its forms, has no business on an athletic field. It's way past time for Major League Baseball and its Players Association to face up to that." Boston Red Sox's Jonny Gomes expels tobacco juice as he watches from the ...
Schilling: Cancer caused by smokeless tobacco
After Gwynn's passing, Commissioner Bud Selig and Tony Clark, the executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, both expressed a desire to end the use of tobacco in baseball. "It will be a subject they'll discuss during the next ...
Curt Schilling's Cancer Battle Will Push MLB Anti-Tobacco Movement  Rant Sports
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Why SEC has deemed Vandy uniforms illegal
While there could be more players who surface, and suspensions who follow, there will be plenty of eyes on the sports agencies too.
MLB: Cousin of Alex Rodriguez among those arrested by feds  Columbus Dispatch
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Most minor-league MLB players below poverty level
Financially speaking, it doesn't get much worse than breaking into professional sports as a baseball player. While other leagues, such as the National Football League and the National Basketball Association, pay their first-year players handsomely, the ...
life in minor leagues doesn't pay  Press Herald
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Rob Manfred, MLB's new commissioner, built resume through successes on ...
Manfred is widely credited with having a healthy working relationship with the Players Association that has helped both MLB and the players prosper even as the NFL, NBA and NHL have struggled through work stoppages in recent years. He led negotiations ...
Major League Baseball has a new pope � but can it fight off the MLS heretics?  The Guardian
Rob Manfred named as successor to MLB commissioner to Bud Selig  The Seattle Times (blog)
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Baseball Agency Blows Up Standard Agent Commission Model
The Major League Baseball Players Association places no limit on the amount of fees that agents can charge their clients; however, the industry has placed a self-imposed limit of 5% for the representation of U.S.
Best lesson JRW and LLWS could teach MLB
Rules for that already exist. Umpires are afraid to enforce them. Or they simply refuse to enforce them because the wonks who run MLB won't back them up lest it upset the players association. No lie, said a source. At MLB, it's labor peace uber alles ...
Emanuel Wraps Himself in Chicago's Little League Pennant  Bloomberg
Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes  Daily News - Galveston County
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MLB players, readers send parents to Little League World Series
Besides readers, businesses and little league baseball fans, four Major League Baseball players pitched in to help the families.
Chicago's needed moment of pride  ESPN
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Potential Bud Selig heirs make pitch as vote for new MLB commissioner comes ...
It is no secret that Selig hopes to pass the reins to Manfred, who as the league's top attorney since 1998 has overseen an era of unprecedented harmony between the league and the MLB Players Association - despite the imposition of a serious drug policy.
Baseball|Baseball Promotes Selig's Deputy  New York Times
It's anybody's ball game as MLB picks new commissioner  The Globe and Mail
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Even After Jacke Robinson West Success Major League Baseball Will Still Not ...
And though baseball has player longevity and some eye-popping salaries, the NBA players have highest per capita salaries of any union on the planet. And while a nonprofit organization called the Urban Initiative deserves high praise for raising the ...