October 2014

Moneylaw: It's a Whole New Ball Game

Chicago Bar Association Record
Trisha M. Rich
Whether we realize it or not, baseball swings in and out of our conversations and daily expressions, both at home and in the work place. We make estimates "in the ballpark," face challenges by "stepping up to the plate," and sometimes resort to "playing hardball" to get what we want. We all subconsciously subscribe to the undisputed law of "three strikes," and think it rather wise to "cover our bases." Maybe we get "thrown a curveball" every now and then, but we always aim to "hit it out of the park." It makes sense, then, to consider what similarities actually exist between the great American pastime and how we run our lives, and even how we practice law.

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