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Feds, Chronicle Reporters Reach Deal PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 06 September 2006 07:07

Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada, the San Francisco Chronicle reporters, and authors of the book, Game of Shadows, have reached a deal with federal prosecuters, allowing them to appeal U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White's Aug. 15 court order allowing them time before they might serve jail time over refusal to release the name or names of those that leaked grand jury testimony to them during the BALCO hearings.

Leaking sealed grand jury testimony is a federal offense.

As David Kravets of the AP reports (Feds, reporters reach deal in Bonds leak case ):

The pair have said they would go to jail rather than comply with the grand jury's subpoena and reveal their source or sources. They are asking the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco to toss White's order.

The two reporters published a series of articles and a book based partly on transcripts of the testimony Bonds, Jason Giambi and others gave to a grand jury investigating the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative, a Burlingame-based nutritional supplement company exposed as a steroid ring.

Authorities want to charge whoever unlawfully leaked the transcripts, and told Judge White the reporters are the only ones who know who did.

 As Judge White has said in the past that his hands are tied in the matter citing a 1972 Supreme Court precedent that states that no one is above the law, including reporters when grand jury testimony is leaked.

 
Huntsville Stars & Brewers agree to extension PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 01 September 2006 16:37
Huntsville StarsThe Southern League's Huntsville Stars announced Friday that the club has agreed to a two-year Player Development Contract extension with the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Brewers also announced the extension of player development contracts with two of the club's other Minor League affiliates. Class-A Brevard County Manatees signed a four-year extension running through Sept. 30, 2010 and the Brewers Rookie affiliate, the Helena Brewers, signed a two-year extension running through Sept. 30, 2008.

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Who Owns Sports? PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 31 August 2006 11:12
John Thorn is a contributing writer for The Biz of Baseball 

From "Play's the Thing," Woodstock Times, August 31, 2006:

Money talks, bullshit walks. That coarse and yet so fine phrase, born of poker, soon became the byword of the business arena, particularly when delivered by the man with the money to the schnook with the big idea. But what happens when money comes as part and parcel with bullshit, as is so often the case?

A couple of weeks ago Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM) and the Players Association (MLBPA) lost a court case to CDM Fantasy Sports, a Missouri corporation legally named CBC that markets, distributes and sells fantasy sports products, including fantasy baseball games accessible over the Internet. Ho hum, you might say; just another argument about money in which John Q. Public has no rooting interest.

Not so. This truly fascinating case, in which Mary Ann L. Medler, United States Magistrate Judge, ruled on August 8, was about more than “Who owns facts?” — specifically here, whether a fantasy baseball game could depict the names and statistics of active players without paying for the privilege. In background a Greek chorus might have intoned not only “Who owns sports?” but also “Who owns fame?”
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Portland to remain Padres AAA Affiliate PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 31 August 2006 06:25
Portland BeaversThe Portland Beavers will remain the top farm club of the San Diego Padres for at least another two seasons.

The teams on Wednesday announced an extension of their player development contract through the 2008 season. Portland has been San Diego's Triple-A affiliate since returning to the Pacific Coast League before the 2001 season — the last minor league stop for Jason Bay, Josh Barfield, Khalil Greene and other current major leaguers. (The Oregonian - 8/31 )
 
Marlins Fish for New Stadium PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 05 August 2006 12:00

Marlins Stadium Design Representatives of the Florida Marlins, Miami-Dade County, and the city of Hialeah are scheduled to travel to MLB headquarters in New York to discuss the small matter of what’s been published as a $100 million funding gap for a new Marlins facility.

 
Mets Finalize New Ballpark Agreements PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 08 August 2006 12:00

New Mets Ballpark Design

The New York Mets announced today that they have completed and signed all agreements related to the financing, development and construction for their new ballpark.  The ballpark will open on Opening Day in 2009.

 
Wolff: San Jose No Longer an Option for A's PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 31 August 2006 05:53

 Lew Wolff notified baseball boosters in San Jose yesterday that the A's are no longer considering San Jose as a relocation option. The announcement is the first time that a definative statement on relocation to San Jose has been made by Wolff.

As reported by Barry Witt of the San Jose Mercury News (Owner Gives Up on Moving A's to San Jose):

`It is not an option,'' Wolff declared of the prospects of moving the A's to San Jose, using his most blunt public language to date in a city that has pursued Major League Baseball for more than two decades. He is exploring a home for the team in Fremont.

Speaking to a morning gathering of about 180 San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce members, Wolff ended speculation that he harbored hopes of altering baseball's territorial rules, which give the San Francisco Giants control of Santa Clara County. Wolff said he's tried to address the territorial rights issue for three years, both before and after he took control of the A's in 2005. But now he has given up.

``I can't tilt at this windmill anymore,'' he said, intimating that he had offered to buy out the Giants' interests but was rejected.

``It's not a matter of money with the Giants. I think it should be, but it isn't,'' he said.

The announcement of San Jose no longer being an option sets Fremont as the focus of any relocation within the region. Wolff has been in discussions with Cisco Systems to aqcuire property from them that would be suitable for a ballpark location. 

 
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