Peter Bayer, a former minor league pitcher, has spent the past two seasons on the MLB’s banned list for betting on baseball. The Commissioner’s Office recently denied Bayer’s latest request for reinstatement, which means he will not be eligible to apply again until after the 2023 World Series. According to The Athletic, Bayer’s story of... Continue Reading →
Fenway Looks to Become First Carbon-Neutral Ballpark
One of the most historic fields in all of sports, Fenway Park, has recently announced its initiative to become more environmentally friendly - an exciting and promising move toward a future of a greener sports industry. Fenway originally announced its decision to become a more eco-friendly venue in 2007, when the Red Sox worked with... Continue Reading →
As Alternatives To College Basketball Increase, The NCAA Product Declines
For decades, the NCAA has had a monopoly over the best high school basketball players in the United States. Historically, the best players would go to elite universities and stay three or four years, and if the opportunity presented itself, proceeded into the NBA. As a result, fans have been blessed with decades of high... Continue Reading →
Astros Fallout: Fantasy Baseball Players Sue Major League Baseball; Are Actual Players Next?
Photo Source: AP Photo / David Zalubowski The ramifications of the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal have transcended beyond the on-field product, as daily fantasy players have filed a lawsuit against Major League Baseball, the Astros, and the Boston Red Sox for their roles in the operation coined Codebreaker. The complaint, Olson v. Major League Baseball, claims... Continue Reading →
UB Sports Law Day
University at Buffalo Sports Law students capped off their great semester with UB Sports Law day. We began the day visiting Jim Sandoro at the Pierce-Arrow Museum. Mr. Sandoro gave us a tour of the transportation museum while discussing the history of the museum and the surrounding neighborhood. In discussing the surrounding neighborhood Mr. Sandoro... Continue Reading →
Bat Flips and Touchdown Celebrations: Should Major League Baseball follow the NFL in Policing Celebrations?
The Major League Baseball season is under way which means there will be bat flips and home run celebrations. Inevitably, this means there will be benches-clearing brawls after a pitcher has made a “retaliation” pitch in on a batter that celebrates a home run. This exact sequence of events happened recently when Derek Dietrich hit... Continue Reading →
On 100 Year Anniversary of Black Sox Scandal, MLB Continues Efforts to Protect the Integrity of the Game
The new MLB lineup rule aims to protect the integrity of the game and prevent any gambling scandal like the infamous Black Sox scandal of 1919. Major League Baseball has updated its policy and procedures regarding game lineups for the 2019-2020 season. Last year, MLB teams were allowed to announce their lineups whenever and however... Continue Reading →
The Curious Case of Kyler Murray
Kyler Murray seems to be choosing football now, but don’t be surprised if he changes his mind after a strong push by Major League Baseball.