The leagues lost the Supreme Court case that made legal sports betting possible, but they could be huge winners.
In the Supreme Court decision that opened the door for states to legalize sports betting, the major American sports leagues were losers, literally. The NCAA was the other party in a legal fight with New Jersey, which wanted to have sports gambling legalized after voters there approved it in a 2011 referendum. All the other big U.S. leagues backed the NCAA, which was on a run of wins in federal court until the justices sided with New Jersey.
Other cases have already raised the question. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian collusion raised a debate if anyone other than Congress can indict a sitting president, or if he can be subpoenaed to give a deposition. The question of deposing Trump was also raised in his legal battle with Stormy Daniels.
It could also be a situation where Geragos is being bullish about his chances and options in the collusion case. Going after Trump may be unrealistic for the Kaepernick and Reid camp, and likely isn’t a necessary part of their attempt to prove collusion. But even if they don’t land the big fish in Trump, any proof of the White House’s involvement could swing the case in Kaepernick’s favor.
So it’d be easy to assume that bunting is not difficult. Pitchers do it. How hard can it be?
But he’s the Babe Ruth of fielding bunts.
A spot in the starting lineup is the dream of every fan. But the reality might be more like a nightmare. So we ask: Would you dare?
We know MLB players peak in their 20s and decline in their 30s. What happens in between? Millions of tiny changes to their bodies and minds that are nothing short of remarkable.
To answer that, we’re going to study Matt Harvey. In late 2013, Harvey — then a Met — had Tommy John surgery that put him out for a full season. At that point, he had been asked to bunt 11 times, and eight times laid the bunt down successfully. Once he struck out bunting, once he struck out swinging after failing to get the bunt down, and once he bunted into a double play. This is to establish that Matt Harvey is perfectly capable of bunting in the major leagues. He had demonstrated this ability.