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Well deserved; the Braun case was a hypertechnical abuse of power and Das didn't condescend to put his reasons in writing. Surprised it took this long.
Well deserved; the Braun case was a hypertechnical abuse of power and Das couldn't be bothered to put his reasons in writing.
The sides asked Das to hold off on issuing a written decision while they negotiated changes to the drug agreement.
The reason MLB didn't want it in writing is they didn't want anyone to try to cite the poorly considered hypertechnical abuse of power as precedent in the future, isn't it?
I do think the risk of chilling independent decision making is something to worry about generally, but Das' decision was so preposterous on balance that everyone is better off with him being removed from future decisions.
Standard operating procedure for MLB. They fired the guy who ruled against the reserve clause.
Seems worth noting that the Players Union has never invoked their power to remove the arbitrator while MLB has done it several times.
If only we could do that to about five Supreme Court justices. (smile)
When will MLB fire the person(s) who leaked the players' confidential medical records to the press?
It does not mean the decision itself was correct.
Braun's positive test was leaked by someone his legal team had given the information to.
What is the source of this statement?
Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Michael Weiner said Sunday that the leak of Ryan Braun's positive drug test was case-specific and maintained the program does not have an issue with confidentiality.
"Everybody associated with the case is extremely disappointed that it leaked out," said Weiner, who conducted the annual spring meeting with the Brewers. "I'm certain the leak was specific to this case. It does not threaten the confidentiality of the program and as I've said to players who have asked about that, confidentiality is as important as any aspect of this program.
"The program has a bunch of different goals but confidentiality is critical. If we felt there was any system-wide problem with respect to confidentiality, we really would have a problem. And that's not the case."
If not for the leak -- which came from someone whom the Braun defense team talked to in preparing their case -- no one would have known that the NL MVP had a positive drug test, appealed the decision and won his appeal. All of that would have remained confidential, as designed in the program.
Especially when one of the parties both speaks and acts as if the decision is not a reasonable one (as MLB has here), I think it becomes somewhat more understandable to try and interpret what happened.
That's what Democrats use the confirmation hearings for.
And Bonds' GJ stuff was leaked by one of his lawyers.
If only we could do that about BBTF ######## who try to turn every thread into a political thread.
Yeah, that would do wonders for the rule of law. <not laughing>
Welcome to the zany land of Moursundia, where every moment not spent stealing movies is spent as a political operative trying to hijack threads.
Nothing like having three of four literalminded Primates always ready to pounce. At least Ray apparently saw the (smile) part.
And Ellerman's conduct was particularly egregious because, while he was leaking the transcripts (of Bonds, Giambi, Sheffield, and Montgomery), he was complaining to a federal judge about the leaks -- and he even filed a motion to dismiss the charges... on the basis that the disclosures compromised a fair trial for his client.
Suffice to say he is no longer licensed to practice law.
The sides would then alternate striking names from the list until one remains.
Andy is like an old version of a child with a severe case of Attention Deficit Disorder. If daddy takes too long to string up the pinata, he's going to grab a stick and start whacking the tree, or whatever else is nearby. He simply can't help himself.
The world needs more drafts, they are fun.
Wait for the inevitable Repoz pinata thread.
What I haven't heard are any facts suggesting it actually happened in Braun's case.
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