Newsletter - March 2005

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Hardball magazine Logo Hardball Magazine - Article of the Month
This is a new feature of the newsletter. In this regular column, we will feature articles from Hardball Magazine. Dan Piro, publisher of Hardball Magazine, personally recommended our initial article "Pete Rose on Trial" by Brett Rudy.

Boston MSBL Members on ESPN Jury:
The Mock Trial of Charlie Hustle

Maybe you saw it on ESPN in July. ESPN called it "Pete Rose on Trial" and it generated a lot of rumors suggesting that Pete Rose would soon be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. After a mock trial and much deliberation, a 12-man jury determined by a vote of 8 to 4 that Pete Rose should be allowed into the Hall of Fame. Three members of the jury were members of the Boston Men's Baseball League (MSBL).

In the mock trial, Johnnie Cochran, acting as Defense Attorney, and Alan Dershowitz as Prosecutor, argued in front of a Jury and Judge the pros and cons of whether Pete Rose should be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The show was taped live for ESPN on Thursday, July 17th, 2003 at Harvard Law School's Austin Hall. It was televised that night on the network.

The show took an in-depth look at Pete Rose's baseball history and the incident that led to his banishment from The Game. Witnesses included Hank Aaron, Dave Parker, Bill "Spaceman" Lee (also an MSBL player), Steve Garvey, Bill James and other famous baseball personalities.

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ScoreBook Site Usage - Tips of the Month

Make sure your league or team has a good ScoreBook web address

When a league and team is set up on ScoreBook, one of the items is the web page address. For example, the Houston MABL League is

If no web page address is specified, the default assigned by the system is an L or T (league or team) followed by a sequence number (not very pretty). You can have your league or team manager update this address to a more meaningful address at any time. You can read more about this in the:
Navigating to your league or team home page

From our weblogs, we've learned that many people use a search engine (like Google) to find their league or team page. There is an easier way. At the bottom of the league and team pages, there is a Bookmark this Page button. By pressing this button, your web browser will create a bookmark that will give you instant access to the page.

The ScoreBook Store

If you have been to the site lately, you might have noticed a new link for the ScoreBook Store. We know the passion that you have for your sport. Our goal is to give you one place where you can buy all your sports-related items.

When you click through links to buy items from one of our merchants, you will be buying quality products at good prices from reputable companies. By taking advantage of special "Hot Deals", you will get even better prices! By clicking through links and ads on the ScoreBook site, your identity as a member of the ScoreBook community is temporarily recorded by our merchants (through a 'cookie'). When you purchase items from these merchants after clicking through our links, ScoreBook receives a commission for the sale.

We will use these commissions to fund additional enhancements to the web site.

Please encourage your family and friends to use these links to buy from our merchants!

Our Affiliate Merchants

What do these companies all have in common? They are some of the affiliate merchants of You probably shop at some of these sites already. If you do, please navigate to these sites by clicking through their link on our merchant web page: (Please bookmark this page!)

When you click through a merchant's link on the ScoreBook site and buy something from the merchant (and you aren't blocking cookies in your web browser), ScoreBook receives a commission on the sale. We will use these commissions to fund additional enhancements to the web site.

Please let your friends and family know about this and have them purchase items through this page.

If there are other merchants that you frequently buy from who have affiliate programs, please let me know and I will try to set up an affiliate relationship with them.


John Myers

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