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08:13 AM ET 03.22 | Major League Baseball may be working on a new "out pitch" of sorts. Limited by their inability to compel people to cooperate with their investigators, [MLB] officials will open a new front in their battle against doping. They plan to file a lawsuit on Friday against a number of people connected to a South Florida anti-aging clinic, alleging that the individuals damaged the sport by providing some of the game's biggest stars with performance-enhancing drugs, according to two people briefed on the matter. The suit will seek to recoup money from its targets -- including the clinic's owner and a person who worked for two prominent baseball agents -- and baseball officials also hope it will produce cooperation with their investigation into the clinic's activities.

The New York Times

Bud Selig, Getty Images Bud Selig, Getty Images
March 22, 2013  08:20 AM ET

Yeah, the sport just began to be damaged due to this anti-aging clinic in Florida. Go get them, Bud.

March 22, 2013  08:23 AM ET
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Yeah, the sport just began to be damaged due to this anti-aging clinic in Florida. Go get them, Bud.

The sport became damaged when Bud took charge.

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March 22, 2013  08:29 AM ET

With that picture of Bud Selig looking like the Crypt Keeper, it wouldn't have surprised me if the lawsuit had been for breach of contract.

March 22, 2013  08:30 AM ET
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This is great news! I also heard that MLB will be filing suits against The 3rd Reich and Joe Stalin later today

I thought MLB was going to use Third Reich tactics to take this anti-aging clinic down.

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March 22, 2013  08:35 AM ET
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With that picture of Bud Selig looking like the Crypt Keeper, it wouldn't have surprised me if the lawsuit had been for breach of contract.

LOL

Lon Chaney

March 22, 2013  08:35 AM ET
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That is part of the complaint. Bud thinks Hitler and Co. stole his ideas

Yeah, blitzkrieg was a Selig brainchild.

March 22, 2013  08:39 AM ET

Who are the two prominent agents?

March 22, 2013  08:40 AM ET

It certainly would break new ground and is worth watching how the courts decide, i.e., letting MLB continue with the suit or patently dismiss it as meritless.
If allowed to continue, then, MLB, essentially, would now have subpoena power, whereas previously, as an independent nonlegal body, they had none. Certain people would not like that ability to be used by MLB.
I, for one, would like to see who gets real nervous if this suit is allowed to go forward and who might approach MLB lawyers with an eye towards damage control.

March 22, 2013  08:40 AM ET
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Who are the two prominent agents?

Jerry Maguire is one of them.

March 22, 2013  08:41 AM ET
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Who are the two prominent agents?

My assumption is that at least one is Boras.

March 22, 2013  08:42 AM ET
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Jerry Maguire is one of them.

Wow, the sarcasm button is actually working today.

March 22, 2013  08:42 AM ET
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My assumption is that at least one is Boras.

That's what I was thinking too.

March 22, 2013  08:42 AM ET
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That's what I was thinking too.

Me too, since that's the one agent everyone can name.

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March 22, 2013  08:46 AM ET
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The sport became damaged when Bud took charge.

Without going into detail Bud "The Nutty Professor" Selig has done some damn stupid things but on the other hand (besides five fingers) he has also led MLB into a period of great, and ever expanding, wealth.
For better, or for worse, that is a notable accomplishment as at one point MLB was an organization in financial turmoil with some franchises in danger of going belly up.

March 22, 2013  08:47 AM ET
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Arn Tellem...you fools

I pity the fool.
(flips quarter to black guy with the mohawk)

March 22, 2013  08:47 AM ET
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The sport became damaged when Bud took charge.

Nonsense.

 
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