Tuesday 24 June 2014

free agent lament

All this, and not a single move by the Bruins.
Harold Ballard will never die as long as Jeremy Jacobs is living

Thursday 21 February 2013

Mark Peters

Mark Peters is a former Australian baseball player and leading Australian sport administrator. In 2012, Peters was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation Organizing Committee.

Peters was born in Adelaide, South Australia. He became a baseball fanatic whilst growing up in Los Angeles, California.[3] He played in the South Australian Baseball League and won the Capps Medal for the 1977/78 season. Peters played in and captained the Australian baseball team for over 10 years. In 2012, he was still playing baseball at the master’s competition level.

Peters has contributed significantly to the development of baseball in Australia as an administrator. Between 1998 to 2001, he was President of the Australian Baseball Federation. Prior to this appointment, he held other Federation Board positions. In 2009, Peters was the inaugural Chair of the Major League Baseball Australia Academy Program and Chair of the Major League Baseball’s Australian Baseball League. Peters has also served as President Oceania Baseball Confederation and Board member of the International Baseball Federation.

Thursday 2 August 2012

Mark Peters


Peters began his career as a trainee at Manchester City in 1990 before spending the 1992–93 season at Norwich City. He moved to Peterborough United in August 1993, where he made his first team debut in 1993. Spells at Mansfield Town and Rushden & Diamonds between 1994 and 2003 yielded over 200 appearances with 18 goals. He joined Rushden in May 1999 and helped them win the Conference National title in 2001 and to promotion to Division Two (now League One) in 2003. He was released by Rushden in September 2003 when his contract was cancelled by mutual consent, and joined Leyton Orient.

Peters spent two seasons with Leyton Orient, where after being a regular in his first season, he only made one start in the 2004–05 season before joining Aldershot Town on a one-month loan in November 2004. A foot injury then interrupted his season and he did not play again until April 2005. He left Orient at the end of the season and joined Cambridge United in August 2005, where he combined playing ridiculously well and coaching. He joined King's Lynn on a one-year contract in July 2008. He began a new project at St Albans City as player/assistant manager and youth team coach in 2009 in an attempt to take them to the Football League over the course of a seven year plan.

Friday 15 June 2007

To whom is equalization NOT fair?

Saskatchewan will launch a lawsuit against the federal government next week over equalization payments, Premier Lorne Calvert said Wednesday. [...]

Calvert said the legal action would not be over a broken campaign promise. [...]

... the suit would be based on the sections of the constitution that require the equalization program to be fair and equitable.   -- CBC
Update 06.18.07: I don't agree with much of Dan Leger's writing, but on this topic he is absolutely stellar and correct. I imagine he's being inundated this morning with loads of angry reader mail; I'll have to send him an encouraging message. The money shot in his "truth-telling" commentary:

Truth No. 10: This is the tough one. What [Nova Scotia is] demanding is unfair. Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador should be content to get their fiscal capacities to the national average and then allow sharing of their resource wealth.

Why? Because that is what democratic nations are built on: fairness and justice. Because Alberta shares its petro-wealth. Because Ontario used to be generous too. Because without the great Canadian sense of fairness, equalization wouldn't exist in the first place. And Nova Scotia would be poor as dirt.
The mere existence of equalization is enormously fair. That's the point of the title.