Thursday, August 11, 2005
Arbitration is not a game
I rolled my eyes. It seemed obvious to me that baseball would do what any other industry would do, namely, put in a call to the American Arbitration Association and let AAA pick a name out of a hat.
Nope. Baseball has a dedicated arbiter, a fellow by the name of Shyam Das.
Here's an abstract from one of his non-baseball decisions:
C-22740, National Arbitrator Shyam Das, November 12, 2001: Award concerning the counting of casuals among the various crafts in determining compliance with the provisions of Article 7, Section 1.B.3 (national cap). The arbitrator retained jurisdiction and remanded the issue to the parties for further discussion consistent with the findings in the decision.
You can read the whole thing if you want, but it's a pdf.
If you're interested, Ross Runkel runs an arbitration blog.