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Name: David Wertheimer
Member since: May 29, 2002
Last visit: September 28, 2022

werty has posted 17 links and 103 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

Roger Federer is retiring: Fresh off Serena Williams's departure from tennis, her peer on the men's tour is retiring. Federer leaves with 20 majors--now good for second on the all-time list--and a legacy as a beloved and graceful star, both on and off the court.

posted by werty to tennis at 11:15 AM on September 15, 2022 - 6 comments

MLB settles minor-league class action lawsuit: Major League Baseball has agreed to a settlement over unpaid wages with its minor-league players.

posted by werty to baseball at 10:15 PM on July 15, 2022 - 1 comment

Brooklyn Nets land James Harden: In a trade that's huge in both impact and scale—four teams! Seven draft picks!--the Nets have acquired James Harden from the Houston Rockets. Also on the move are Victor Oladipo (to Houston from Indianapolis) and Jarrett Alen (to Cleveland from Brooklyn) and several other players.

posted by werty to basketball at 05:13 PM on January 13, 2021 - 3 comments

Texas Rangers' bankruptcy affects players most of all: The top six unsecured creditors in the Texas Rangers' bankruptcy filing are players, including Alex Rodriguez, current Rangers 3B Michael Young and, um, Mickey Tettleton.

posted by werty to baseball at 10:57 AM on May 25, 2010 - 7 comments

Don Koharski off to quieter pastures.: The longtime hockey referee's 32 solid seasons are overshadowed by the doughnut incident with Jim Schoenfeld in 1988.

posted by werty to hockey at 01:45 PM on April 10, 2009 - 0 comments

Recent Comments

NFL Pickem Week 3: Jaguar Juggernaut Edition

Revised picks:

Bengals by 5

posted by werty at 07:14 PM on September 22, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 3: Jaguar Juggernaut Edition

My picks:

Steelers by 5
Bears by 3
Raiders by 6 (lock)
Chiefs by 7 (lock)
Bills by 10 (lock)
Vikings by 5 (lock)
Ravens by 3
Bengals by 10 (lock)
Eagles by 7 (lock)
Saints by 2
Chargers by 13 (lock)
Rams by 5
Seahawks by 3
Buccaneers by 5
49ers by 5
Cowboys by 4

posted by werty at 07:11 PM on September 22, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 2: Are You Ready for Jeff Bezos Edition

Revised picks:

Browns by 9 (lock)
Steelers by 3
Seahawks by 3 (lock)
Raiders by 3
Packers by 6
Bills by 4 (lock)
Vikings by 5

posted by werty at 09:39 PM on September 15, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 2: Are You Ready for Jeff Bezos Edition

My picks:

Chiefs by 4
Browns by 9
Commanders by 2
Buccaneers by 5
Giants by 4 (lock)
Steelers by 3 (lock)
Colts by 6 (lock)
Ravens by 4
Rams by 5
Seahawks by 6 (lock)
Bengals by 8 (lock)
Broncos by 3
Raiders by 4
Packers by 4
Bills by 2 (lock)
Vikings by 6

posted by werty at 12:25 PM on September 15, 2022

The SportsFilter NFL Pickem is Back

Revised picks:

Colts by 7 (lock)
Chargers by 5 (lock)

posted by werty at 11:18 AM on September 11, 2022

The SportsFilter NFL Pickem is Back

My picks:

Saints by 7
49ers by 10 (lock)
Bengals by 7
Lions by 3
Dolphins by 7
Ravens by 14 (lock)
Commanders by 3
Browns by 7
Colts by 7
Titans by 7
Packers by 7
Chiefs by 3
Chargers by 3
Buccaneers by 7 (lock)
Seahawks by 7

posted by werty at 11:17 AM on September 11, 2022

MLB Teams Will All Play Each Other in 2023

Philadelphia-Toronto is ridiculous, too. They should have done Philly-Pittsburgh (intrastate) and matched the Blue Jays with Detroit (the closest MLB city to Toronto). But the whole thing is kind of silly.

posted by werty at 11:35 PM on August 24, 2022

MLB settles minor-league class action lawsuit

I'm really posting this to gripe a little about the individual insignificance of class-action lawsuits. MLB paying $185 million is a big deal--for MLB. And the players' lawyers, who are getting 30% of the settlement, or roughly $55 million. (Mind you, contingency lawsuits mean the lawyers spent years on this deal without getting paid, so it does work both ways.) Then there's $5 million in assorted legal costs, and then there are as many as 20,000 players who could get paid out of the lawsuit, meaning each of them will receive--ready?--around $6,000. And it's probably taxable income. I feel bad for the players who excitedly pursued this initiative hoping to be made whole, only to get rewarded with a final payout that barely covers a year of car payments.

posted by werty at 10:19 PM on July 15, 2022

Cleveland Ex-Indians Unveil New Name

Kudos for Cleveland choosing a name with local resonance and a touch of eccentricity, rather than chasing trends (cf. that hockey team in Seattle).

posted by werty at 01:01 PM on July 23, 2021

Yankees Fan Throws Baseball at Red Sox Outfielder

MLB banned him for life.

Did officials also do this to the battery-throwers in Philadelphia back in the day?

posted by werty at 06:53 PM on July 18, 2021

MLB Gets Minor League to Move the Mound Back 1 Foot

"Ninety feet between bases is perhaps as close as man has ever come to perfection."

The mound isn't in that Red Smith quote, but on a practical matter, it is, isn't it?

posted by werty at 05:03 PM on April 14, 2021

Baylor Bears Win First NCAA Basketball Championship

Quite a display by Baylor, wasn't it? Going up 11-1 and pushing Suggs to the bench with foul trouble effectively ended the game at 3:04 of the first half.

posted by werty at 10:42 AM on April 06, 2021

Blue Jays Will Use TV Audio on Radio Broadcasts

Baseball on TV is full of dead air. Even good baseball broadcasters on TV like to "let the play breathe." What a terrible idea. Radio listeners will have no idea what's going on half the time.

posted by werty at 10:29 PM on March 09, 2021

NFL Playoff Pickem: Super Bowl 0x37 Edition

My picks:

Buccaneers by 3 (lock)
Passer: Tom Brady
Rusher: Edwards-Helaire
Receiver: Evans
Player with interception: Murphy-Bunting
Player with sack: JPP
Player with first turnover: Mahomes
Super Bowl MVP: Brady (however undeservedly)
Tiebreaker: 59

I missed out on the interim rounds but I'm in for the SB anyway

posted by werty at 01:39 PM on February 05, 2021

Enter the NFL Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Bills by 11 (lock)
Seahawks by 3
Buccaneers by 7
Ravens by 4
Saints by 7
Steelers by 7
Passer: Lamar Jackson
Rusher: Derrick Henry
Receiver: Stefon Diggs
Player with interception: Jamal Adams

posted by werty at 01:47 PM on January 08, 2021