Sunday, November 18, 2007


Tabloid Baby's exclusive is now
being repeated all around the world

Three days late and credit short, the Associated Press has run a story on the implosion of the Israel Baseball League.

The item has been picked up the by Boston Herald, a hometown paper of IBL founder Larry Baras, and Israel's Haaretz, among other papers and news organizations around the world.

Of course, there is no mention of Our Man Elli in Israel, who broke the story exclusively here, or the months of controversy that unfolded here and led to the recent turn of events. For that, you will have to bookmark Tabloidbaby.com.
Israel baseball league Commissioner Kurtzer
leads flurry of resignations

By Associated Press | Sunday, November 18, 2007 |

JERUSALEM - Dan Kurtzer stepped down as commissioner of Israel’s fledgling professional baseball league, topping a flurry of resignations amid questions over the league’s operation.

The former U.S. Ambassador to Israel announced in a statement Thursday that he was resigning along with league advisory board members Martin Abramowitz, Marty Appel, Jeff Goldklang, Marvin Goldklang (a minority owner of the New York Yankees), Stuart Hershon, Randy Levine, Gary Rosen, Bob Ruxin and Andrew Zimbalist.

They commended the league’s founder, Boston-based Larry Baras, for having the vision to bring pro baseball to Israel, but expressed dismay with the way the league’s finances and business operations were handled.

The league’s broadcasting deal with Israel’s Sport5 TV cable network was canceled at midseason because the league could not live up to its financial obligations.

The six-team league concluded its first season in August. It drew a following from the country’s expatriate American community, but failed to catch on with native-born Israelis.

Israel’s first professional baseball league said it will return next summer with at least one new team.

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Anonymous said...


Finger-pointing furious in deal gone sour
Magnetix becomes a major problem for its new owner
By Patricia Callahan | Tribune staff reporter
May 7, 2007
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Digg Del.icio.us Facebook Fark Google Newsvine Reddit Yahoo Print Single page view Reprints Reader feedback Text size: Magnetix building sets were such hot sellers for Rose Art Industries that a rival toymaker bought the family-owned company. Now the legacy of that toy is haunting Mega Brands, the Canadian firm that purchased Rose Art.

Mega Brands officials allege in a lawsuit that Jeffrey and Lawrence Rosen -- the brothers who sold them Rose Art, then led that division after the merger -- didn't fix the problems with the dangerous toy in part because they didn't want to jeopardize personal multimillion-dollar payouts tied to profit targets.

Kenny Sweet Jr., a suburban Seattle toddler, died, and at least 27 other children suffered serious intestinal injuries after swallowing tiny magnets that fell out of Magnetix toys.

Hey Wogelegereteree ere or whatever your friggin name is here is another scoop for you!!!!!!

lets see you go after this guy before he screws up the league also