Clubhouse Lawyer

Law in the World of Sports

by Frederick J. Day



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/9/2004

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Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 502
ISBN : 9780595771271
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 501
ISBN : 9780595766611
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 502
ISBN : 9780595318506

About the Book

In the summer of 2002, the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team relieved batting coach Mike Easler of his duties. Easler did not take the news quietly. He sued the Cardinals. A week later, Easler withdrew his lawsuit. His reason was simple. "I want to laugh again," he said.

Not all developments involving sports and the law are so easily explained. From the baseball player who tries to enforce a "no-trade" clause to the female place-kicker who is encouraged to try "beauty pageants" instead of college football, the legal issues are abundant and often intricate.

Clubhouse Lawyer provides an interesting and informative look at the role that the law plays in sports. Using compelling anecdotes, Clubhouse Lawyer explains legal concepts in a way that will amuse and entertain fans and athletes alike. Clubhouse Lawyer is a timely-and timeless-examination of the way the law shapes events on the playing field and in the locker room.

About the Author

Frederick Day is a lawyer and an inveterate sports fan. He holds a master?s degree in political economics from the State University of New York at Albany and a law degree from George Washington University?s National Law Center. He is the author of three books on the FCC and radio communications.