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"Loser Pays" Doesn't By Herbert M. Kritzer
$tats By Alan Schwarz
Outranked and Underrated By Norman Bradburn


tell baseball to dream on.

By Alan Schwarz

BASEBALL PROVIDES US WITH SOME OF life's more elegant symmetries. Three strikes, three outs. Nine innings, nine men to a side. And rather than players running about in apparent chaos—think of the moments after a quarterback yells, "Hike!"—the diamond offers an uncommon balance of order ruling over bedlam. This sense of proportion surely appeals to attorneys, for whom the law provides the harmony of logic and procedure. What is interesting is when the worlds of baseball and the law meet.

Earlier this year, C.B.C. Distribution and Marketing, Inc., a St. Louis company that operates "fantasy" baseball leagues for fans, filed...

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