Internet Governance Follies
Mr. Rockefeller proved right about .sucks. Companies including Apple, Google GOOG 1.81 % and Yahoo YHOO 0.82 % and celebrities such as Taylor Swift and Oprah Winfrey paid inflated prices for .sucks addresses. Icann's Intellectual Property Constituency ...
FBI to Examine Amtrak Train After Crew Reports Projectile May Have Hit It
He likened it hitting an alarm clock's snooze button. “They can be in a sleepy state,” Mr. Sumwalt said, and still “satisfy the alerter.” — Mark Morales contributed to this article. Write to Andrew Tangel at Andrew.Tangel@wsj.com and Ted Mann at ted ...
Bryant grievance still possible, but more likely a union bargaining issue
“I think they're just maybe spinning their wheels a little bit,” said Arrieta, another Scott Boras client, who had his service-time clock backed up twice to avoid Super 2 status – by both the Orioles and the Cubs. “The rules are the But little ...
April 25, 2015
Joe Maddon the right man at the right time for Cubs
“But at 7 o'clock you're expected to do your job,” Hammel said. “There's a seriousness involved, too.” Forgive All-Star shortstop Starlin Castro if he's a little weary – if not wary – of yet a fifth manager in less than five years in the big leagues ...
April 2, 2015
White House Intervenes in West Coast Port Labor Talks
The White House on Saturday said it would intervene in stalled labor talks at West Coast ports, sending the Labor secretary to meet with both parties and urge them to complete a new contract and avoid further slowdowns. Fears have mounted in recent ...
February 14, 2015
What Was Obama Thinking?
He could be trying to chew up the clock. When Republicans talk about his agenda, there is less time to talk about theirs. Or it could be that Mr. Obama is trying to become more relevant by making himself even more obnoxious to the Republican ...
January 21, 2015
Lyric Opera president Kenneth Pigott remembered with music, laughter
Mr. Caulfield also helped found a competition in which cars race a clock as they climb the hills of New Glarus, Wisconsin. Over the course of his lifetime, he also owned an Austin Healy 100-4, a Jaguar XK120, a vintage Frazer Nash, a prewar BMW 328 and ...
March 13, 2015
In March 2014, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee sent a letter to the organization that runs key parts of the Internet saying that a new policy it had adopted “will have the effect of undermining the credibility Icann has... Normally, that would have prompted some rethinking by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which exercises its authority under a contract from the Commerce Department.
Whether the players’ union eventually files a grievance on the Cub rookie’s behalf – and that’s still in play, according to sources – the issue is certain to be raised during upcoming negotiations on a new labor contract, say several close to the... As for a potential grievance, nothing is imminent, and Bryant said he hasn’t been contacted by the union about any possible action. His agent, Scott Boras, has said repeatedly, including this week in Pittsburgh, that the filing of any grievance up to the union. “They’re entitled to do what they’re supposed to do,” Bryant said Friday. He said he doesn’t know what he would say if the union called to ask for his consent or blessing to seek a grievance over the 12 days he spent in the minors to start the season – a move that assures club control for an additional year (through... Not even union members and officials believe such a grievance would necessarily succeed. In fact, it’s never been tried over what has become a routine industry practice of manipulating early-career service time to prevent an extra year of arbitration-eligibility for a player or assure the club an additional year of control. “I think they’re just maybe spinning their wheels a little bit,” said Arrieta, another Scott Boras client, who had his service-time clock backed up twice to avoid Super 2 status – by both the Orioles and the Cubs.
“When you’re on the other side, you don’t understand, so it may annoy you a little bit,” Cubs veteran David Ross, the former Boston Red Sox catcher, said of Joe Maddon’s headline-grabbing motivational stunts with the Tampa Bay Rays. “You’re like, ‘This is dumb. “Definitely one of the teams I didn’t like with the Red Sox were the Rays and Joe and how they did their own thing. If there’s been a knock against the Cubs’ first-year manager – a two-time manager of the year and four-time playoff qualifier with the under-funded Rays – that’s the one. His methods look great for young players but can turn off the no-time-for-nonsense veterans. Like when the coaching staff brought a DJ onto the field during pre-work stretch time, blasting dance music Monday – the day the Cubs cut Kris Bryant in what’s become the most controversial move in baseball this spring. When they finished stretching, they gathered near the speakers and Maddon, strength coach Tim Buss and several players took turns dancing. “If you’re on another team, looking on the outside in, you’re, like, `Oh, that’s all for show,’ but I promise you that’s the most fun stretch I’ve ever had in my major-league career,” Ross said. Can the managerial-savior methods that worked in a place like sleepy central Florida translate to the oppressive, century-stoked heat of the Cubs manager’s seat.