John Welch blogged about a trademark dispute between Leo Stoller and George Brett. The Seventh Circuit referred to George Brett’s famous pine tar bar incident. John linked to a YouTube clip of the incident and in a moment of weakness I watched the whole thing in slack-jawed amazement. Questions arise:
1. How is a batter advantaged by pine tar high up on the bat?
2. How did the Yankee announcers know immediately that the Yankees were complaining about pine tar being too far up the bat?
3. What current White House administration refuses to turn over evidence, thus, like the Royals, creating a presumption of guilt? (and note the irony that it’s Gaylord Perry who is accused of hiding the bat).
Update: Wikipedia on the Pine Tar Incident.