Overturning NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s imposition of a four-game suspension on Patriots uber-star quarterback Tom Brady provides organized labor with a bigger gain from the ruling than Patriots fans received. Leaders of organized labor should see in the ruling a strengthening of both the role of collective bargaining agreements and protections for workers facing arbitrary and capricious workplace disciplinary action. The Patriots’ apparent use of under-inflated footballs nevertheless pumps up existing collective bargaining principles and protective statutes in employment law. Read more at the link.
Dr. Tiemann's love of baseball comes through in this homage to the sport, which describes the game's "infinite variety and continuity with the past, both historic and mythic." A lifetime of learning, playing, coaching and being a baseball fan has embued Dr. T with a level of appreciation for the myriad transcendent aspects of the sport which he shares with readers to enable them to understand the game of baseball far beyond that which is merely visible on the field.
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Wishing you an especially joyous holiday season and a successful 2010!