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MLB General

MLB’s Desire for Cuban Players Overshadowed by Ozzie

Posted April 23, 2012 by Diane M. Grassi

MLB has an insatiable appetite for a young crop of uninformed and naïve Latino talent. And it will not be satisfied until it has thoroughly strip-mined every last iota of talent, as cheaply as it possibly can. And that includes Cuba.

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In-Debted MLB Owners Welcome Back Bud!

Posted January 19, 2012 by Diane M. Grassi

Although MLB’s owners overwhemingly just extended Bud Selig’s contract as commissioner, they will feel the pinch when it comes to a notable change in the new CBA and its revised Debt Service Rules.

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MLB’s New HGH Test More Smoke and Mirrors
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MLB’s New HGH Test More Smoke and Mirrors

Posted November 29, 2011 by Diane M. Grassi

Most shocking, perhaps, to those who have followed and have lived through the steroid era in MLB, has been the MLBPA’s seemingly caving in to HGH testing; especially with the speciousness of the current state of HGH testing capabilities. Its accuracy and protocol is still being challenged amongst the science community to date.

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MLB Files Suit On Manner of Exposed Finances
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MLB Files Suit On Manner of Exposed Finances

Posted October 23, 2011 by Diane M. Grassi

Given the timing of MLB’s lawsuit, could its timing be any worse? MLB is seemingly squandering any good will left towards it and chooses to maintain an image of the Big Bad Wolf.

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MLB Presumes Labor Peace In Approaching Off-Season
MLB General

MLB Presumes Labor Peace In Approaching Off-Season

Posted September 1, 2011 by Diane M. Grassi

Most MLB fans probably are not aware of the issues which will require bargaining. Particularly frustrating to fans is that they have had but a bellyful of the machinations that encompass the billionaire-millionaire kabuki dances, that professional sports leagues shamelessly perform for their fans, allowing for the rich getting richer.

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Joe Torre’s Transformation In Executive Suite:
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Joe Torre’s Transformation In Executive Suite:

Posted August 1, 2011 by Diane M. Grassi

A question that needs to be asked and the topic discussed over the next year is: Is Joe Torre being groomed as the next Commissioner of MLB?

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National Pastime’s Future Remains On Shaky Ground
MLB General

National Pastime’s Future Remains On Shaky Ground

Posted July 7, 2011 by Diane M. Grassi

MLB cannot exist in a vacuum. And as its eventual failure as a dominant professional sports league has been coming on for the past couple of decades, without new leadership and a step back to examine its fate, it may very well continue to get nearer to the edge of the cliff.

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MLB General

The Apple of MLB’s Eye

Posted May 30, 2011 by Diane M. Grassi

Is team ownership based upon sound business acumen or subjective reasoning influenced by personal relationships of the MLB Comissioner’s? What is the criterion that the Commissioner of MLB uses in discerning who gets to stay and who goes with all things being equal?

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