Here we are trying to figure out whether Ortiz is seriously injured or not, and Stats, and KFFL are telling us about this bullcrap... like anyone cares!!! What the heck does it have to do with fantasy! I think I will keep him out of the lineup today. Hes up against a lefty anyway.
Jul 20 A sports memorabilia company sued Ortiz for $1 million Friday, claiming he breached a contract by failing to autograph a required number of items and appear at "meet-and-greet" events.
Advice: Steiner Sports Marketing Inc. of New Rochelle, N.Y., claims that Ortiz skipped several scheduled public appearances, and when he did show up, he didn't autograph the minimum amount of memorabilia required by the contract. Ortiz also violated the exclusivity clause of the agreement, the suit claims. Ortiz' agent, SFX Baseball Group LLC, did not immediately return a call for comment.
Jul 20 A sports memorabilia company has sued Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz, according to the Associated Press. Steiner Sports Marketing, of New Rochelle, N.Y., signed Ortiz to a contract to autograph 13,000 items and appear at public signing events exclusively for them until Jan. 31, 2008. The lawsuit claims that he skipped several public signing events, and failed to autograph the minimum amount of memorabilia required by the contract. In addition, the suit claims he violated the exclusivity of the deal, by providing at least four other companies with autographed memorabilia and game-used items. The lawsuit asks for $1 million plus interest, as well as an accounting of Ortiz's dealings with memorabilia companies in which he received money for autographs and used items.