MLB Fires Arbitrator Shyam Das, Days After A Second Player Successfully…

Shyam Das is no longer the most powerful man in baseball. As the permanent, independent arbitrator on baseball's three-man panel that also includes reps from MLB and the players' union, Das has almost always been the swing vote in any matter reaching his desk. He's been in place since 1999, with the proviso that he… » 5/14/12 4:50pm 5/14/12 4:50pm

How The Doping Case Against Ryan Braun Fell Apart: One Theory

The conventional wisdom on Ryan Braun's overturned doping suspension is that it was a triumph of cautious proceduralism over substantive justice—a victory for protocol and a rare (and for my money not entirely unwelcome) defeat for the drug cops. Baseball's testing program caught a juicer, the thinking goes, but the… » 2/27/12 1:35pm 2/27/12 1:35pm