I Salute the MLB's Ability to Remove Chase Utley Audio While Steroids Ran Wild

bob mantzSenior Writer IJuly 19, 2008

Bud Selig praying his workers are able to find Bob Mantz' audio of Chase Utley saying the f-word in time.

Major League baseball was unable to stop Steroids in the 90s (or they did not want to).  But, they are able to find 16 seconds of audio (I removed the video) www.youtube.com/bobmantzradio where Chase Utley drops the F-Bomb and make me remove it due to infringement.


That's similar to how they can track down one 'mad cow' in British Columbia but we cannot find Osama bin Laden.

Phil Mushnick of the NY Post wrote to me, "Bob - Selig, not BALCO, is the primary reason baseball was/is steeped in drug scandal. Thanks - mushnick"

Bob can be contacted at gnxfan@hotmail.com

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Utley All-Star Game Bronx Cheer - a 2nd baseman who can pull it...: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1gO45WFQqI

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So, I resonded with:

I understand that MLB had you remove the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1gO45WFQqI 
This video was used in an article that I wrote for Bleacher Report found here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/37912-chase-utley-drops-the-f-bomb-at-the-home-run-derby
Wouldn't that be considered news under MLB guidelines?
Bob Mantz
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and the fun continues.  I filed a counter notice and YouTube sends a counter notice email.


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