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Angel Hernandez’s ugly reputation wasn’t only reason for his downfall

“From the bench, blackened by the crowdA muffled scream went up.Like the waves of a storm crashingOn the distant and harsh shores;“Kill him! Kill the umpire!”Someone on the witness stand shouted.And they likely killed him.If Casey hadn’t raised her hand…” – Ernest Lawrence Thayer A few years ago, I asked a major league manager I’d […]

Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX workforce struggling to move on after firm’s downfall: report

Some former staffers at Sam Bankman Fried’s now-bankrupt FTX are reportedly struggling to find work again and battling depression since the cryptocurrency exchange’s stunning collapse. . According to the Wall Street Journal, Natalie Tien, who headed FTX’s public affairs and was also an executive assistant to Bankman Fried, has at least $500,000 of personal investments […]

Charles Barkley roasted Bob Myers amid Warriors’ downfall

As the first NBA in-season tournament arrived in Las Vegas on Thursday for the semifinals and eventual championship game, the NBA desks at ESPN and TNT temporarily merged to form their own superteam. TNT had the usual cast of characters: Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal, Kenny Smith, and Ernie Johnson. On the ESPN side, regulars Stephen […]

Chrysler Building deal dims after property mogul’s downfall

Last week’s collapse of Austrian real estate mogul Rene Benko, a partner in Abby Rosen’s Chrysler Building, could not have come at a worse time for the landmark skyscraper. Mr. Rosen’s RFR and Mr. Benko’s Cigna are finally making headway in stalled negotiations to restructure a long-term land lease with Cooper Union, which owns the […]