October 30th, 2015

NYC Marathon and Law (Sometimes)

ASICS ad, 2012 NYC Marathon, photo by my son, then age 10, at end of 2010 marathon

I noted the other day that I had, over the last 9 years, hijacked my blog to talk baseball, even managing to toss some law into the mix. It was my way of celebrating that my Mets were in the World Series.

And today I do the same thing with running because, as it happens, the NYC Marathon is this Sunday, and over the years I’ve also done a slew of running posts, often mixed with law.

This Sunday, if the stars are all properly aligned, I will run the marathon by day in a Mets shirt and then climb to the top of Citi Field at night for game 5 of the World Series. So if you see some guy like that running while waving an orange rally towel, it’s just me trying to have a helluva-sports-kinda-day.

Isn’t that your image of what a lawyer should look like?

Post have ranged from a marathon length Blawg Review back in 2007, to discussions of the assumption of risk doctrine, to the stoopid legalese we often see in waivers, to the circumstances of how I found my face on the side of a bus.

And sometimes, there is no legal angle at all. I just wrote something because I enjoyed writing it. Whether you enjoy reading it is an altogether different factor.

Without further ado, the rest of a round-up of running related posts that have appeared here, some of which actually deal with law:


Boston Marathon (Drinking Beer, Kissing Wellesley Women and Abstract Journeys)

Turkewitz in the News…

Trial Tactics and Race Planning

The Long Blue Line (26.2 Miles of It)

New York City Marathon (Some thoughts and photos)–Updated for Zoe Koplowitz

The Boston Marathon (Highway to Hell)

Did Paul Ryan Lie? (About His Marathon Time?) -updated

Legal Implications for Cancelling NYC Marathon? (Updated)

Twelve Miles To Newtown

Boston Marathon Bombing (And the Lives We Lead)

What Does A Smile Mean? (Updated x2)

Running, Lawyering and The Great Stage

Passover and the Boston Marathon Bombing

Boston Marathon, 2015 Edition (Updated!)





October 27th, 2015

Talkin’ Baseball — and the New York Mets

Michael Sergio, after he fell from the upper deck at Shea Stadium during game 6 of the 1986 World Series.

Michael Sergio, after he fell from the upper deck at Shea Stadium during game 6 of the 1986 World Series.

Over the years, I’ve hijacked my law blog to talk baseball on occasion. Why? Because I can. It’s my blog and I make the rules.

The first time I did it, I discussed the Supreme Court’s fantasy baseball team and the problems they had on recusal when a fantasy baseball case came before it.  I candidly admit it was great fun to write that post.

The Mets take the field in 30 minutes for the World Series. The last time they won, in 1986 against the Red Sox, I was at all four games in Shea Stadium.  It isn’t as easy to sneak in as it used to be (statute of limitations has passed, thank you very much) but I do have legit tickets for game 5 on Sunday, assuming there is a game 5 of course. (My game 6 tickets against the Cubs went unused due to the sweep.)

Without further ado, Talkin’ Baseball on a personal injury law blog (feel free to cue up the music as you read):

Baseball, Poetry and Crocuses (Pitchers and Catchers Report Next Week!)

False and Misleading Headlines (Youth Baseball Edition)

April Fools’ Day Quiz, Justice Alito, and Baseball

25 Years Ago Today — Game 6, 1986 Wold Series

Opening Day – An Interview with 1986 Shea Jumper Mike Sergio

R.I.P. Jane Jarvis, Shea’s Queen of Melody (And a Lesson For Lawyers)